Paula Fawcett MBACP (Accredited) Counsellor & Supervisor
PAULA FAWCETT (MBACP-Accredited) Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling
What I am offering?
Over the last fourteen years I have gained valuable therapeutic experience across a wide client base whilst working for the NHS, Occupational Health departments and also MIND mental health charity. I also have experience of working as a counsellor in Higher Education and I am a BUPA recognised counsellor. I have provided short term therapy for an IAPT service working in partnership with GP surgeries.
More recently I have worked with uniform services raising awareness about mental health issues in the workplace. I am aware of the challenges when working in such roles and the impact of witnessing traumatic incidents/events, stress and anxiety plus organisational issues and constraints.
I currently work with Breast Cancer Care, supporting groups of women living with a secondary cancer diagnoses. http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk I have a vast amount of insight and knowledge in relation to the diagnoses of cancer and the physical and psychological impacts this has.
I also undertake regular supervision with a UKCP accredited Supervisor to ensure that best practice is adhered to in all of my therapeutic work.
Sometimes life can throw us challenges to deal with, that can be overwhelming to manage alone.
How I can help?
I believe counselling is a personal investment in your present and future potential, one that enables you to press pause, and step away from the pressures of life. Having time solely for you, and in partnership with me, together we can find more healthy solutions and navigate a clearer pathway to live life more fully. These demands may include anxiety, bereavement, cancer, depression, divorce, painful relationships, separation, work pressures and stress.
I am deeply committed to the work we undertake together and offer a safe confidential space for you to voice your concerns, fears and needs in life. In a constantly changing world, with increasing demands, it is becoming more common for people to feel lost, confused and overwhelmed.
I will offer warmth, compassion, hope, guidance and heightened awareness to allow you to feel more able to cope with life’s challenges with new coping strategies.
I feel privileged to be part of the counselling profession, and would feel honoured to accompany you on your own personal voyage of self-discovery.
Training, qualifications & experience
Additional Qualifications & Training
Post Graduate Certificate in Psychological Therapies
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
- Counselling for Depression Training
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Mediation Training (ACAS)
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
Cruse Bereavement Training
- Group Therapy Training
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Our first meeting allows you the opportunity to meet me and discuss your hopes and expectations of our work together.You may book a subsequent appointment directly after our initial meeting or may choose to take some extra time to make your decision.
My fees are £45 per 50 minute session and are best held on a weekly basis. I offer long and short term therapy. I offer a reduced rate of £40 for students.
If you are unable to contact me via my mobile please leave a message I will return your call as soon as I am available. Or if you prefer to contact me via email or text.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer day time appointments and work privately on Fridays.
Types of client
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Supervision & training
I see Supervision at the heart of counselling. Supervision is a confidential space for us to explore your work with clients in order for you to become the best practitioner you can be. In our work together my wish is that we work collaboratively to explore issues that might get in the way of your fulfilling your potential and delivering the best service you can.View supervision profile