Paula Holliday

Paula Holliday


07988 759411

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07988 759411

About me

About Me

I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor (BA hons) and I believe my role as a counsellor is to support you on your journey of self discovery. I believe the key to counselling is to build and maintain a relationship where you as the client should feel comfortable to explore whatever you bring to counselling; whether you are looking for counselling for bereavement, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship difficulties, self- understanding or to explore any number of lives stressors.

I feel strongly that counselling should be accessible for all and as such I offer affordable counselling to individuals; and offer discounted rates for students, those of you on low income or in receipt of benefits.

I feel that each of us are unique, and as such we relate to lives stressors in different ways. I am open to exploring with you your feelings or thoughts whatever they may be. Each session is led by you as the client and will focus on what you bring to counselling on the particular day. I value individuality and therefore will adapt to meet your individual needs.

What is Person Centred Therapy?

Person-Centred Therapy is a client led approach which essentially means counselling will focus on what you bring to counselling on the particular day. It is based on the premise that you as the client are the best expert on your own life rather than the therapist. Person-Centred Therapy is grounded in the idea that each individual has within themselves the inner resources and capacity to grow and develop as a person. My role as a therapist will be to walk alongside side you and support you whilst you learn to recognise and develop a growing trust in your inner resources for self-healing, growth and personal development.

What can you expect from me?

You can expect me to provide a confidential and professional service in accordance with The BACP’s (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions. I engage in regular supervision with a supervisor I regard highly and meet the guidelines as laid out by the BACP. I am passionate about the benefits of counselling and often engage in CPD (Continuing Professional Development) in order to enhance my knowledge and increase my understanding; this also helps me to keep up with advances in the field.

I aim to provide counselling in a relaxed and comfortable environment where you are free from judgment and greeted with a person open to joining you on your journey of self exploration and understanding. I feel that a trusting environment is essential in counselling and you should expect what you say in the counselling room to be treated as confidential. I feel confidentiality and trust are key components towards building a good therapeutic relationship, where you as a client should expect to feel safe to explore your thoughts and feelings.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) Counselling Studies
  • Focusing and the Therapist's Use of Self: Presence and Embodiment in Client Sessions
  • Domestic Violence in Pregnancy and Post Partum
  • FOT: Transforming our Experiencing through Relationship
  • Personal Mindset
  • The Therapeutic Relationship Handbook: Theory and Practice- Divine Charura and Stephen Paul
  • When There’s Nobody There, Rage and Shame will Keep you Company
  • Pink Therapy- “Parenting” of Pink Therapy’s Online Post-graduate Diploma in Gender and Sexual Diversity Therapy 2016.
  • Treating Intrusive Thoughts and The Inner Critical Voice
  • NSPCC- Spotlight on Neglect

I have gained experience as a counsellor in voluntary settings within the Grimsby Area such as Family Hubs and The Carers’ Support Service.It is within these settings that I have worked with a wide range of client issues and groups.

Member organisations


Photos & videos

  • Counselling room 1
  • Counselling room 2


Initial 30 Minute Consultation



Individual Counselling:

£20 per 1 hour session


£15 per 1 hour session

Low Income or in receipt of benefits:

£10- 15 per 1 hour session depending on circumstances)

EAP/Employer rate:

£25 per 1 hour session.

Individual Fees

Fees can be paid in cash (within the session), or via a bank transfer (prior to session or during)

EAP/Employer Fees

Fees can be paid in cash (within the session)

Via a bank transfer

Via Invoice

Discounted Rates

Discounted rates can be negotiated for block bookings

Further information

Any Further Information

My counselling room is located in an upstairs room within my house in Immingham.

My location can be accessed on the number 5 bus route and is within less than 10 miles of Grimsby

There is a small car park within walking distance of my house and plenty of room for parking on my drive.

I predominately practice on a Wednesday and Thursday; and both Morning and Evening Appointments are available.

Contact Details

You can contact me via telephone on 07988759411 (in the event I am unable to answer please leave a message and I will contact you as soon as possible)

Alternatively you could send me an email at

Maps & Directions

Immingham, DN40

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wednesdays and Thursday 9.15-19.00

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