Paula Rowley - Affordable Online Counselling

Paula Rowley - Affordable Online Counselling


About me

Hello, I am Paula,

Working from home I have reduced my costs enabling me to moderate the session fees for clients, making counselling accessible to all people.

Life is tough for most people, I don’t actually know anyone with an ‘easy’ life’,
accepting and learning to live and function in this world can be a challenge.

Life and the people in our lives can throw many obstacles and challenges in our path, finding a way through these challenges can define our levels of self worth and ultimately our happiness and well-being.

I am looking forward to working with you, getting to know you and reading what problems are currently holding you back,

We can work together to make things better for you from this moment on.

I offer an online counselling service combining humanistic counselling (person centred) with CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) strategies to help clients change their lives for the better.

Before I became a counsellor I found myself struggling with the changes and challenges that came into my life, and life was no longer familiar,

Eventually I found the courage to talk to a counsellor.
Obviously confidentiality was very important to me.
I gained encouragement and support from a very experienced and empathic counsellor whose reason for being a counsellor was that she wanted to help people, and she did help me a lot, having counselling supported me into gaining some control back in my life and I began to live life again instead of merely existing.
I qualified in September 2003

I am an accredited member of the BACP (British association for counselling and psychotherapy) I am a registered counsellor with this governing body and a full member.

I have specific online counselling training and have more than 13 years of UK qualification experience.
I have worked for several crisis helplines, I have also been a volunteer counsellor with the NSPCC.

My goal is to help as many people as possible to reach their ‘full potential’ and help them to find inner peace and happiness.

Benefits of working with an online counsellor

  • Specific online counselling to suit you
  • Ease of access
  • Confidential
  • Easy secure payment method, guaranteed by PayPal
  • Read back the session content at your own convenience

Research suggests that online counselling is of particular benefit to:

  • People with mobility issues
  • Those living in areas where finding a counsellor is difficultYou can receive online counselling from anywhere that you have access to the internet, including mobile devices
  • If you are a student or on a low income, concessions are available
  • You have several options for contacting your online counsellor – email, real time text chat– the choice is yours
  • You can arrange your online counselling session to fit around your busy schedule
  • It is more confidential because you will not be seen entering or leaving counselling premises, and no records are kept

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified and was licensed to work as a counsellor in England, UK in 2003

Advanced Diploma - Working with Trauma-PTSD

Advanced Diploma – Person Centred Counselling: The Humanistic Theory

Advanced Diploma – The Developing Counselling Practitioner

Diploma - CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Whatever your problem is, whether its one big problem or a whole host of smaller, niggling problems, I will help you. Having someone to really listen to you helps a lot.

Using my 13 years experience of actually working as a counsellor, using tried and tested counselling skills to help you find your way again, I will help you to take control of your life, starting today.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Sexual Identity
Transgender Support

Photos & videos

  • You Are Not Alone
  • The Journey Begins With The First Step
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Working from home I have reduced my costs enabling me to moderate the session fees for clients, making counselling accessible to all people.

50 Minute Session – £38

In this standard, full 50 minute session, you can share your worries and fears with me.
I will listen to you and check out that I fully understand things as you see them, use all my experience, and the tried and tested strategies to help you deal with your immediate problems and to explore ways to make your future more positive and you a happier existence.

Most clients (95%) tell me that they feel progress within the first six sessions, with most saying they feel better after just one session.

50 Minute Session (student or low income individual) – £28

This is for anyone who genuinely can’t afford the full session fee, you will get the same professional service as full fee paying clients at a discounted rate.
I offer this reduced fee because counselling isn’t just my career, its my passion.

I strive to help as many individuals as possible, to help them reach their ‘full potential’, inner peace and happiness.

Email Session – £39

Writing is very therapeutic, the option to write a full and in-depth history or background to your problems is something that many clients find useful.

You can use this method as a starting point, you can read it and edit it until you are completely happy with your email before sending it to me.

I will take time to read your email carefully and analyse the content before replying to you with my professional thoughts on how I can help you.

I will suggest some action points so that you can begin working on your problems right away.

Email is also a great introduction to counselling as it enables you and I to share a lot of information in one go, we can then work on the issues shared in real time via live chat counselling using Skype chat if you wanted to.

Intensive Counselling- please email me for quotes

Travel to your chosen holiday destination and combine a wonderful relaxing holiday whilst having intensive counselling with me.

I will work with you daily and really get to know you.

This will give me great insight into how you function and deal with the problems around you and then I will be able to help you live a happier and healthier life.

This package is ideal for people with several interlinked problems and will benefit you by combining intensive counsellor time with the added advantage of a relaxing new environment.

Intensive counselling is available anywhere in fact wherever you want to receive help, it can be arranged by appointment.

How to Pay

Payments will be requested by the official PayPal website only.

This offers you complete payment security and online protection.

(You do not need to have a PayPal account, you can simply pay with your credit or debit card through PayPal)

Further information

​Although now well established as a method of helping people, counselling, particularly online counselling is still an unknown to many people.
So I have written some of the more commonly asked questions and my replies so that you may feel better informed and comfortable. Please see below.

Q: Why should I choose online counselling

A: For many people online counselling is an ideal way of seeking confidential, professional, counselling help and support.
You won’t have to travel to work with a professional counsellor, you can respond in your own time and you don’t need to let others know that you are seeking counselling or therapy.
No one will ever see you entering a counselling room, so there is a higher level of confidentiality.

It may seem strange at first not to talk to a counsellor face to face, however that can be one of online counselling’s greatest attractions too.

You can be as anonymous as you want to be and access an online counsellor from the convenience of your own home or work place, in fact anywhere you have an internet connection, many people are now accessing online counselling via public libraries and even from their smartphones.

The other important consideration of online counselling is that Counsellors online now offers the most affordable counselling online available anywhere,

These are all very good reasons to choose online counselling.

Q: How much time does it take before i feel better about my problem?

A: Sometimes online counselling clients can be helped to see a way forward quite quickly, most people will see or feel a difference after the first session, often they describe being filled with hope.

The experienced counsellor will want to help you in as shorter time as possible, whilst allowing you time and space to go at the pace that seems appropriate for you.
From time to time I will ask you how you are finding the online counselling process and if you feel we are working in the right way and at the correct pace for you.

I am trained to help you focus on your most urgent issues, whilst having the flexibility to work on and explore what life is throwing at you in the present time.

Q: What if I need a break from online counselling

A: You only book one online counselling session at a time, this way you are in complete control of the number of online counselling sessions, the frequency and of the pace at which you work with me.

Q: Do I need to bring a big problem to online counselling?

; All problems are important big or small, if it is a problem for you then it can be helpful to talk about it with a qualified online counsellor in total confidence.

We can work together to stop a crisis happening by addressing the small problems before they become a big issue.
Preventing a crisis is always easier than dealing with it when you are in the middle of it.
Talking always helps and a problem shared with a counsellor, is most often a problem solved.

Q: How do you know the online counsellor is qualified to help?

: I am fully qualified and hold a Diploma in Counselling (Dip- Degree level), which means you can be certain that I am a professionally trained counsellor. I qualified in 2003 . I have a proven track record in both face to face and online counselling.

I work to the important BACP code of ethics and I am a fully certified and accredited counsellor who is registered and accredited with the BACP and have a current advanced CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) disclosure certificate, which means I am police checked.

I am also pleased that so many of my past clients have written and agreed to share their experiences of working with me in my testimonials page, please feel free to check out some of the comments from past clients,

I am hope that you will find their comments informative and useful.

Thank you for taking the time to read about my service.

I hope you found it useful.

If you have a question that has not been answered here, then please feel free to send your question to me and I will respond to your question shortly.

Whatever your problem is, whether its one big problem or a whole host of niggling problems, I will help you.

Having someone to really listen to you and your worries really helps.

Using my 13 years experience of actually working as a counsellor, using tried and tested counselling strategies to help you find your way again, I will help you to take control of your life, starting Today!

Maps & Directions

Nottingham, NG5

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I regularly check my inbox between 3-8 times a day I can be available to suit your needs with short notice

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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