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About me

My name is Paula and I am a fully qualified counsellor trained and experienced in Person-Centred Counselling, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

I am open-minded and non-judgemental and provide a warm therapeutic space where you can safely explore your current difficulties.

I am compassionate, empathic and work in a very intuitive way. As we are all different I  tailor my approach to the unique needs and individuality of each client, meaning I work in a very authentic and non-prescriptive way.

My philosophy to counselling and therapeutic/healing work is getting to know all aspects of yourself, even the parts we find unacceptable, and becoming more conscious and self aware. I work with the inner child, shadow self, dream work and use other tools and techniques both traditional and unorthodox to facilitate self awareness and integration to become whole again.

Sometimes the challenges we have experienced in life can leave us with unresolved trauma and with a sense of feeling lost, disconnected from ourselves and others or even wondering if we have gone mad. It can be very helpful to talk to a counsellor about what you are going through and feel that someone understands where you are coming from and offers the appropriate support for you to overcome your difficulties.

Counselling helps you to understand what is best for you, connects you with your authentic self and supports you in making the changes you need to make in order to live the life you deserve.

I work with all belief systems, and with people who don’t identify themselves as having a belief system.

I offer psychedelic integration. Please see my website for more details.

I always work to the clients agenda and needs therefore I am flexible in the amount of sessions I can offer any individual client.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Basic Counselling Skills
  • Certificate In Counselling Skills
  • Diploma In Counselling
  • Certificate In Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Level 5
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency.
  • Accreditation with BACP

The therapeutic approaches I work with are Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Highly Sensitive Person

As a highly sensitive person, I offer support to people who identify as being HSP or feel they have difficulties with their sensitivity.

Psychedelic Integration

I offer psychedelic integration for people who need help understanding and integrating their psychedelic experiences. I also offer preparation support for anyone intending to embark on a psychedelic experience or retreat.

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

I only work online

Online: £50 per counselling session (50mins - 1 hr)

Friday evening and Saturday morning sessions are £65

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I work:

Monday to Thursday 9am to 8pm.

Friday 9am to 1pm & 5pm to 8pm

Saturday 10am to 1pm

Further information

I am an accredited counsellor with The British Association For Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP Accred) and work within their ethical framework.

Liverpool, Merseyside, L32

39 Rodney Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 9EN

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom

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