Paula Lough MBACP

Paula Lough MBACP


07764 363755

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.

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

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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.


£40 per counselling session (50mins - 1 hr)

As I believe everybody should have access to counselling I offer a discount rate to people on low income and to student counsellors. This is negotiated upon consultation.

Further information

I am a member of The British Association For Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical framework.

Maps & Directions

Chester, CH3

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No


Monday - Friday 9am - 9pm Saturday 9am - 2pm Sunday closed

Types of client

Older adults