Pauline Brumwell UKCP, NCS, GHR Reg
I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, based in the centre of Harrogate.
With 30 years of successful practice, I am able to work effectively with most issues, and specialise in helping people who are suffering from:
- Post Traumatic Stress, including flashbacks and panic attacks.
- Problems originating in childhood trauma, abuse or neglect.
- Weight or body image issues
- Stress related health problems
- Low self confidence
- Low self esteem
- Difficulties in sports performance.
- Most other issues.
I first qualified as a counsellor in 1989 while working in a voluntary sector mental health project in Feltham, Middlesex. Since then I have worked within several voluntary sector projects including The Waterloo Community Counselling Project, London Friend, and Yorkshire MESMAC. I worked in the NHS as a counsellor within a GP practice in Enfield. I have also worked in private practice for around 25 years, initially in London, and then, for the past 17 years, in Yorkshire.
In addition to my registration as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, I am a fully qualified, experienced and registered Hypnotherapist, and trained and experienced in Traumatic Incident Reduction and Mindfulness practice.
I offer a free and absolutely no-obligation, telephone consultation for prospective new clients. By the end of this consultation I should be able to give you a good idea of how we could work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Social Analysis (Bradford University) 1982
Diploma in Counselling (Metanoia Institute) 1989
Diploma in Supervision (IPCL) 1998
Diploma in Hypnotherapy (Academy of Advanced Changework) 2010
UKCP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
GHR Registered Hypnotherapist
CNHC Registered Therapist
Other training includes Gestalt Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute) 1988-1991 and Integrative Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute) 1992-1993.
I am also trained in, and have many years of experience of, working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and Traumatic incident reduction.
I have worked for many years within the LGBT community with the Friend network in Bradford and London and with Yorkshire MESMAC where I developed the counselling service, and understand the challenges experienced by LGBT people first-hand.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I offer a free initial telephone consultation.
After that, if you would like to come for counselling with me, my standard hourly counselling fee is £40 per session.
Traditionally counselling has tended to take place weekly, either for a fixed number of sessions for specific here-and-now problems, or on a more open-ended basis for people suffering from more deep seated issues. The weekly model of counselling is still best for many people and for some issues. However, it is also important that your counselling fits in with your commitments and life-style. Therefore, where appropriate, I am very happy to look at different structures of counselling, including fortnightly sessions, in-person sessions interspersed with reading, worksheets, email, telephone or Skype sessions, etc. I am also happy to discuss reduced fees for people on low incomes requiring longer term weekly therapy.
I am trained in a variety of Traumatic Incident Reduction methods to help with symptoms of post traumatic stress, including flashbacks and panic attacks.
I am also a fully trained and qualified hypnotherapist. Hypnotherapy can be a wonderful tool in helping with relaxation and stress reduction. I also believe that some problematic emotional states (eg. PTSD flashbacks and some aspects of depression and addictive behaviours) can be viewed as naturally occurring trance-states. Where this is the case, carefully planned hypnotherapy can often act as a highly effective method for counteracting them.
I have many years experience of telephone counselling and, where appropriate, I am happy to offer telephone or Skype sessions in conjunction with, or instead of face-to-face sessions if this is more convenient for you.
- Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Some daytime and early evening weekday appointments are currently available.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I have worked as a supervisor for many years, providing supervision for individuals and groups across the experience-spectrum from trainee counsellors to fully qualified and accredited counsellors and therapists with many years of experience.