Paula Newman

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MBACP (Senior Accred) Counsellor / Supervisor
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

 I enjoy counselling and supervising people from many different walks of life, the bonds that we form with each other are at the heart of therapy. Counselling can be a journey of discovery, it can also be challenging and emotional. It is my intention to provide an empathic, genuine and supportive relationship, a non-judgmental space where you can feel at ease to talk about, and to explore everything that matters.


People often find that something inside changes when their thoughts, feelings and experiences are heard with warmth and deep understanding. This in its self can bring clarity and healing. As we explore the areas that you choose to talk about new insights and fresh ways of moving forward can emerge. This can be empowering and you may develop greater confidence in you own strengths.

I am experienced in working with clients from various backgrounds and cultures. Each of us has our own unique situation, beliefs and way of life. I am concerned with how things are from your point of view, your thoughts, feelings, emotions and moods are important. There can also be external pressures that have an impact upon your life such as work, school and family.


Neurodivergent people can experience challenges due their particular symptoms and as a result of being neurodivergent in a largely neurotypical society. During counselling we can work with the emotional and relational effects. You might want to explore your experiences at home, school, college and work. Counselling is an opportunity to learn more about yourself, what matters to you, what you want and what you need.


Counselling is not always about problems, it is also an opportunity for self- exploration, this might include working with your sense of spirituality and how you identify yourself for example in terms of culture, gender, sexuality, and learning differences.

Free meetings

 I offer a free 20 minute phone or Zoom call. This is an opportunity for us to find out a little more about each other and you are very welcome to ask me any questions.


People sometimes ask me how many sessions they will need. Counselling can be for a few weeks, months or even years. This depends upon your needs and preference. Most people find that weekly sessions are best to begin with, later on you might decide upon fortnightly sessions.

On weekdays I have daytime and evening appointments, both online and face to face in Stanmore,  HA7, close to Harrow, Kenton, Bushey and Edgware. 

Counselling is confidential and I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.


Focusing is a gentle and yet powerful practice that supports self-awareness and self-acceptance. It recognises that our body knows and can tell us what we need for physical and emotional health, bringing deeper understandings of ourselves, our wants and our needs.

I am a registered teacher with the British Focusing Association (BFA). I teach the BFA Certificate in Focusing Skills with Onlinevents. Participants learn and practice Focusing and Companioning skills in a supportive and friendly group atmosphere which we create together. Topics include:

Focusing with physical pain and illness  

Working with the inner critic    

Focusing with dreams 

Working with action blocks 

The living forward energy

Understanding trauma   

 I also teach the BFA Practitioner training which qualifies people to offer Focusing to individuals professionally. Please see my website for further information about guided Focusing sessions and training.                                       

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor and a British Focusing Association Certified Focusing Professional Trainer.

I Have Diplomas in Person-Centred Counselling and Hypnotherapy.

Certificates in Couples Counselling, Supervision and Focusing.

I have completed an online diploma in Autism and 150 hours training in ADHD awareness.

I am a member of the following professional organisations:

BACP - British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BAPCA - British Association for the Person-Centred Approach
BFA - British Focusing Association.

I have counselling experience in the organisations below

 Mental health

People affected by cancer and relatives

People affected by gambling

People with drug and alcohol related issues                         

Counselling children using creative play materials

 Young people and parents

I have supervised groups of counsellors at the following organisations

College Counselling Service

Young people and parents

General counselling 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Exploring how you identify yourself. This can include your beliefs, values, ethnicity, gender and sexuality.
  • Living with ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Aspergers
  • Difficulties with eating and food
  • Self harm
  • Feeling lonely and isolated
  • Abuse and bullying
  • Difficulties at work, college and school
  • Cultural and religious issues
  • Exploring spirituality
  • Children's counselling, with creative play materials such as crayons, sand and puppets


£65.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individuals £65 an hour for counselling and supervision

Children's counselling £65 for 50 minutes

Couples £75.00 for one hour

Families £85.00 for one hour

Trainee counsellors, Counselling and Supervision £50 an hour.

Focusing second mentor £50 an hour

Guided Focusing half an hour £30.00

Free meetings

 I offer a free 20 minute phone or Zoom call. This is an opportunity for us to find out a little more about each other and you are very welcome to ask me any questions.

When I work

Monday to Thursday 10am - 8pm Friday 10am - 4pm

Further information

Sessions are online or in person. My practice is in Stanmore HA7, near to Harrow, Bushey, Pinner, Kenton and Edgware. Bus routes  H18, H19, I86. There is off street parking.

Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme


In person

I am a BACP Senior Accredited supervisor of individuals and groups, and an approved supervisor for trainees at Metanoia.

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Paula Newman
Paula Newman