Paula Fenn MBACP(Accred) GradDip Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy MastersCounselling
19 High Street
Rode (Near Bath)
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist and a Member of a number of Professional Counselling/Psychotherapy bodies. This includes being an Accredited Member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy whose Code of Ethics I adopt. I work predominantly with adult individuals and utilise a Psychoanalytic perspective.
I believe it is important to recognise that all degrees of psychological malaise, distress and pain can be addressed and supported within the therapeutic space. The therapeutic space provides a place to just be, to become and to transcend the difficulties which confront you and to live a fuller richer life in relationship with others and the world. The world in which we live in can present many daily challenges but often it is how we perceive these - how can these challenges be transformed into potential and can we adjust our lens of perception and move from entrenchment to personal freedom?
I believe that life changing transformation is possible with the right mix of client/therapist. I have witnessed incredible changes in clients which one would have not believed to be possible and link this with the deep relationship which forms between the client and the therapist. This is a relationship of containment, transition and hope.
I am experienced in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement, grief, loss, abuse, sexuality, transgender, transexual, spirituality, spiritual accompaniment/guidance, Near Death Experiences (NDE's), identity issues, attachment concerns, relationship issues, addictions, work place issues and various other psychological disturbances over the broad spectrum of the human condition. Counselling and psychotherapy can provide a forum for personal growth and development and I am experienced in helping people achieve this through a focus on potential.
I am also experienced in working with students who have an essential requirement as part of their programmes to engage in counselling/psychotherapy. Supervision is also available on an individual or small group basis.
I also teach psychotherapeutic and counselling concepts, in combination with contemporary and evolving energy theories, to Diploma level students.
I foundationally work psychodynamically with adult individuals in both the short and the long term. I have flexible session times available and will see individuals either once, twice or three times per week. The decision belongs to you. During the process we will work together to address key psychodynamic areas such as the employment of defense mechanisms and other areas of the unconscious, dream symbolism and interactions in your relationships. The process can be as gentle or as challenging as we make it as co-creators in the therapeutic work. Often the body, or the somatic self, can be impacted by material which is outwith your current realm of awareness. In my work with you I can provide a space to access the mind-body relationship and bring about the potential to change not only the psychological but also the physical.
Outwith the psychoanalytic field I have an interest in spirituality, theology and philosophy and have a business background as well as an in-depth psychological one. My understanding of work-related issues and psychological dynamics within work groups is supported by my experience of working Internationally in a number of capacities; including a Global Corporation, Management Consultancy and British and American Governments. My psychotherapeutic style is informed by Freud, Bollas, Jung, Winnicott, Mitchell and Fonagy; which means that I utilise an Integrative, Contemporary, Relational, Psychoanalytic process to maximise the benefit to you.
The first introductory session is free and will give you an opportunity to decide whether or not we can work well together. Please call me with any questions you may have or to make an appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Accredited)
UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Registrant of the BACP Register of Counselling and Psychotherapy Practitioners
Member of The Relational School
Member of the BACP Association for Independent Practitioners
Member of the BACP Spirituality Division
Member of the BACP Coaching Division
Member of the Guild of Pastoral Psychology
Member of the Past Life Therapists Association
Certified Member of the EARTh Association for Regression Therapy
Chair of the EARTh Association for Regression Therapy Research Committee Member of the Spiritual Regression Therapy Association
Associate Member of the Society for Psychical Research
Member of the Spirit Release Forum
Member of the Scientific and Medical Network
Member of the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena
Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
- Masters in Counselling (University of Notre Dame)
- Graduate Diploma in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
- Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Past Life Regression
- Diploma in Regression Therapy (Past Life Regression Academy)
- Diploma in Healing
- Diploma in Advanced Crystal Healing
- Certificate in Hypnosis
- Certificate in Advanced Trance Healing
- B.A (Hons) Commerce
- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
- Chartered Global Management Accountant
Additional training in:
Bereavement and Loss, Trauma Counselling & Psychotherapy, Attachment Issues, Dissociative Disorders, Narrative Therapy, Spirituality, Crystal Healing, Energy Work, Full Spectrum Healing, Trance Healing, Hypnosis, Hypnotic Regression, Meditation, Past Life Regression Therapy.
I work from a Psychoanalytic foundation whilst using integrative/alternative/holistic techniques and the mind-body transference to affect client transformation.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Spirituality, spiritual emergence, spiritual emergency, spiritual accompaniment, spiritual guidance, psychotic episodes, spirit release therapy, Near Death Experiences, remote and face to face spirit release, Transpersonal psychology, dream symbolism, symbols, trance healing, dream analysis, psyche-soma, hypnosis, hypnotherapy, hypnotic regression, past life regression therapy, current life regression therapy, transference, countertransference, Employee Assistance Programme, lecturing, workshops, teaching, student support, peer supervision, psycho-education, energy healing, chakra psychology, chakra balancing, crystal therapy, dissociation, trauma, relationship counselling, sex, sexuality, clinical supervision, research.
I have a flexible fee schedule to accommodate clients from all financial backgrounds and students. Sessions last for 50 minutes to one hour.
The standard session fee is £50.
Integrated psychotherapy and bodywork/crystal healing/energy healing/hypnosis/hypnotic regression is available on a 'treatment' basis to those who may be interested. Session fees of £50 per hour apply but the length of sessions vary so please contact me to discuss your needs.
Supervision of client work is also available on an individual and small group basis. Session fees are £50 as standard and £35 - £40 per person in a small group of 2-3 people.
Should you be interested in Current Life or Past Life Regression work, or Spirit Release work please call and I will discuss the process with you based upon your needs.
I look forward to assisting new clients in my office located in Rode Village near Bath. If required, I am also available to conduct telephone sessions.
Supervision of individuals and small groups is also available. Reduced fees for supervision are offered to students in training. Please contact me with your enquiry.
A recently published book in which I write about counselling/psychotherapy and spirituality entitled The Therapeutic Encounter With Spiritual Symbols is available for purchase on Amazon.co.uk
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am generally available between the hours of 10.00am and 5.00pm on weekdays.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Individual and small group supervision is available to counselling, psychotherapy and holistic practitioners and students.