Paula Wright Counsellor And Creative Arts Therapist MBACP

Paula Wright Counsellor And Creative Arts Therapist MBACP

Trinidad Village
Rossmore Road
Parkstone
Poole
Dorset
BH12 3NF

Hurting To Healing
Seaforth House
176 Bournouth Road
Poole
Dorset
BH14 9HA

07598 030467

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Trinidad Village
Rossmore Road
Parkstone
Poole
Dorset
BH12 3NF

Hurting To Healing
Seaforth House
176 Bournouth Road
Poole
Dorset
BH14 9HA

07598 030467

About me

Life can be a struggle.

Sometimes we can feel we have lost our way, finding it difficult to know which way to turn.

Sometimes we feel we have lost touch with who we are and what would best support us.

Sometimes we can resolve these difficulties ourselves, but sometimes we need support to do this. Counselling can help by providing you with a safe space to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in the strictest of confidence.

I will listen to you with sensitivity and empathy and be attentive and responsive. I will not judge or try and change you but support you as you explore a range of emotions which are troubling you. As you gain new awareness about yourself and your world, new paths and possibilities may open in front of you.

In my professional and personal life I have found no two people alike.  The therapeutic relationship and the work we do together will be unique. To help support this I draw on different models of therapy, adapting what feels most helpful to you.

I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  This means I am guided by their Ethical framework which promotes a commitment to professional standards and practice.

For those interested in working creatively.

Sometimes people can struggle to express how they are feeling. They feel unable to find the words and feel blocked making it difficult to make progress. Working creatively can offer another way of reaching parts of us that are difficult to access.  This doesn't mean painting a master piece; far from it. It's more about the experience of using materials such as clay and paint, objects such as stones, imagery, movement, sound or working outside using nature. This approach can bring about new meaning and understanding.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Creative Arts Therapies
  • Diploma in Social Work

Continuing Professional Development

  • Abuse and Trauma Counselling
  • Working with the body in counselling and psychotherapy
  • Compassionate Focused therapy with Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)
  • Mindfulness (MBSR)
  • Meeting Attachment Needs of Looked After Children
  • Equality, Diversity and Anti-Oppressive Practice
  • Wilderness based therapy
  • Foundation course in Art Therapy
  • Foundation course in Dance Movement Therapy

Additional experience

  • Disability and living with long term health conditions
  • Carers
  • Bereavement
  • Sensory impairment
  • Homelessness
  • Domestic violence
  • Addiction
  • HIV/Hep C

Member organisations

BACP

Fees

£40 per session (50 mins)

I offer a free 30 minute initial session for us to meet which will give us an opportunity to discuss if I am the right person for you.

I have some low cost sessions available for students, trainee counsellors or those on low incomes so please contact me.

Payment by cash, cheque or BACS

Further information

I am able to see clients at two different venues offering flexibility, one of which is fully accessible. Please contact me by calling, texting or sending me an email.

I hold full indemnity and public liability insurance and a current DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service)

Maps & Directions

Poole, BH12 3NF
Poole, BH14 9HA

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Currently available on Monday, Tuesday and Fridays. Some evening appointments available.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults