Paula Biles, MCIL, PGCE, MA, BA (Hons), Reg MBACP (Accred), UKCP Reg.
I offer a confidential counselling service to individuals, couples or organisations, specialising in dissociative disorders, DID and complex trauma and abuse. Located in London and in Hampshire, the practice is easily accessible from Romsey or Winchester railway stations and is on several main bus routes. There is off street car parking. On line or telephone counselling is also available to suit your needs. Evening or weekend appointments are available for those who work in the day. I am white middle aged female with a wide variety of life experiences and have worked with adults, children, teenagers and groups. I offer therapy, supervision and a variety of training courses in complex or developmental trauma, attachment issues and eating disorders, dissociation and DID. I offer supervision, training and group therapy in London and Hampshire specialising in Internal Family Systems (Cert) and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Cert) and offer somatically or body based and neuroscientifically informed approaches. I am registered with all major health insurers eg AXA-PPP and BUPA Healthcare.
Training, qualifications & experience
Continuous and ongoing.
Consultant supervisor ORRI-UK Ltd, Specialist Eating Disorder Clinic, London (2019 to present), senior attachment and trauma psychotherapist Khiron House Clinic, London (2013 to present). Private practice since 2013. Programme assistant on various Internal Family Systems Trainings in the UK and Australia, 2019 - eg IFS and Neuroscience Frank Anderson. Completed ‘Intimacy from the Inside Out’, IFIO is IFS Couples Therapy Training, 2018 and Deepening and Enriching IFIO training, 2019, IFS Working with Addictions. Assistant on Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 3 Training Holland 2017-2018, Level 2 UK, Havening Techniques, August 2017. A member of ESTD-UK and ISSTD and SPR-UK. Trauma Informed Stabilisation Model, (TIST), ‘Working with the Fragmented Parts of Selves’ - Dr Janina Fisher, Cork, 2016, Relational Supervision, Metanoia, London. Supervision trainings with Robin Shohet and Joan Wilmot.
Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist (2014), specialist in complex developmental trauma, attachment disorders, dissociation and DID (2005-present). Addictions, attachment trauma, eating disorders, somatic disorders, depression and low self esteem.
Various workshops with Bessel van der Kolk, Dan Siegel, Janina Fisher, Allan Schore, Kathy Steele, Stephen Porges, Deb Dana, Frank Corrigan, Jak Panksepp and Babette Rothschild.
Supervision masterclass working with DID clients, ESTD-UK Foundation and post Foundation course in Trauma, 2015-16. Senior trauma therapist Khiron House Clinic (NIH Clinics) inpatient unit (2013-2015) and outpatient unit Harley Street, London (2013 to present)
Previously trustee of TAG, The Trauma and Abuse Group, (2011-18), group therapist 2013-2018. Committee member of various trauma charities.
Postgraduate diploma in supervision, (MIND) and certificate in integrative supervision, Metanoia Institute London
Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist, Integrative therapist and supervisor
Comprehensive Resource Model, 2013, EMDR Practitioner, Levels 1-3
Brainspotting or Flow EMDR, 2013, Emotional Freedom Technique, Level 1, 2013
Advanced Sensorimotor Trauma Training, Complex Trauma & Dissociative Disorders, 2013
Counselling Suicidal Clients - 2012, Counselling Domestic Violence Clients, 2012
New Directions in Child and Adolescent Treatment: a Sensorimotor Approach, 2012
Working with Disordered Eating - Anorexia, 2012
Boarding School Experience - Specialist Training Days, 2012
Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist - Level 3 Certification, 2011
Living with Dissociation, 2011, Becoming Safely Embodied, Deirdre Fay, 2011
Somatic treatment interventions towards recovery from traumatic injury - BPS, 2011
New Thinking in Treatment Resistant Depression, 2011
Association for Coaching - NLP in Coaching and Supervision, 2010-11
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 2 - Attachment Development and Trauma Training, 2009
ESTD-UK Assessment of Dissociative Conditions, 2009
Trustee of Trauma and Abuse Group, TAG National Conference, 2009
Structural Personality Disorders - Advanced Clinical Skills Training - Professor Ellert Nijenhuis, NL, 2009-10, Trauma Related Structural Dissociation Training, 2009
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Advanced Trauma Training, 2009
Lifespan Integration - Level 1 and Advanced Level, 2008
Introduction to Dissociation in Children, First Person Plural, 2008
Certificate in Supervision, 2007, Working with Dreams, 2008
BA (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy (Integrative) 2007-9
Emotion Regulation Treatment, Suicidality and Anger 2007-9
Sensorimotor Level 1 Trauma Training, 2006-7
Certificate (2004-5) and Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, 2006-8
Transactional Analysis 101, 2003, Gestalt Fundamentals, 2005
Bereavement Counselling 2005-present, Co-Counselling 1993-1995.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Dissociative Disorders on the OSDD (DDNOS) - DID spectrum
Attachment issues, PTSD, complex PTSD, traumatic incidents
Childhood development issues, abuse.
Anxiety, OCD, anorexia nervosa, eating disorders, self harm, kleptomania, panic attacks, depression, bereavement, depression and low self esteem.
Insurance companies' fees as per agreement
Employed private clients £70 per hour Hampshire, £90 London rate
Students, senior citizens and ex servicemen and women and those in receipt of benefits etc - rates negotiable
Currently due to COVID 19 restrictions I am only working on line or from Hampshire with a limited number of face to face clients.
The personal relationship between a therapist and client is so important that I am happy to offer the first 30 mins free as part of the 1.5 hour initial consultation for you to decide if you feel comfortable enough to work together.