Pauliina Pohjonen

Pauliina Pohjonen

30-32 Worple Road
SW19 4EF


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30-32 Worple Road
SW19 4EF


About me

My theoretical training is integrative and I make use of a wide range of current and relevant psychological models.  I make effective use of the relationships I have with my clients; this is done with the firm belief that the thoughts and feelings they have with me will have occurred in other relationships they have (both past and present).  My humanistic approach also ensures that the experiences of my clients are taken very seriously; their outlook and abilities are always at the forefront of my mind. I believe wholeheartedly in the transformational power of the authentic encounter. I am influenced by Object Relations and Attachment Theories. I utilise Compassion Focused Therapy and its ideas on shame and self-attack. Lastly, I have good working knowledge of CBT and can utilise these techniques according to the individual needs of my client.

In my view, therapy is an intensely collaborative process. Whilst I bring my training, expertise and experience to the process I am of the firm conviction that you are the expert on you. You do know what is right for you and you do, invariably, know what you need to do in order to achieve your goals. Only you know what things really feel like inside of yourself, what kinds of thoughts you think and what you wish for and desire. I make effective use of your internal processes by combining them with my experience; together we create an environment where your debilitating patterns and thinking can be modified in order for you to make effective changes to your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Masters Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and a BSc in Nursing. I have worked as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist for the past eight years. I come from a 15 year specialist nurse-counselling career in addictions, having worked in variety of NHS adult mental health services.

I am registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP). I am bound by codes and ethics of all my professional bodies. In keeping with current trends and research developments I am influenced by a number of theoretical paradigms. I maintain my training by regularly attending relevant and current training courses. I hold a special interest in the formation of early attachment and the implications of this on later functioning.  I am also very invested in the study of the impact of trauma on peoples’ psyches.

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I work with individual adult clients in both short term and open ended therapy. My fees are £75 per session. Assessment sessions are charged at the same rate as ordinary sessions.

Maps & Directions

London, SW19 4EF

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Finnish


Appointments available day, evening and Saturdays.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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