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BSc, Psychology., PG. Dip Sys.,

About me

The essence in life lies in the life itself which is supposed to be lived.

My name is Celia Veronica Paul and am based in East London.

I provide Counselling & Therapy to Individuals and Couples who are experiencing difficulties.

I believe all of us at some point in our lives may have found it difficult to express our thoughts, feelings or emotions, for fear of being criticised or judged by others. Holding on to these thoughts, feelings or emotions often causes stress, depression and/or more conflict and can make life more difficult to deal with. It is at these times that counselling can be helpful to you.

I believe that you (and your partner) have a unique story that includes past, present and future. You are on a journey and the goal being to get from where you are now to where you want to be. This involves changes in behaviour, thoughts and feelings which lead to improved social and vocational functioning and personal growth.

I have extensive experience of working with relationship difficulties and conflict or couple's going through a divorce or separation as well as other issues such as bereavement, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem or lack of confidence, feeling sad, stress, child related issues, domestic violence and sexual issues or work related stress.

I offer a safe, confidential and comfortable environment to help you begin to sort through your problems and begin to make sense of your life or resolve underlying past or present issues at your own pace.

I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor whose integrative approach draws from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Person Centred and Systemic Models. As a Clinical and Relationship Counsellor I am able to work with both deep rooted psychological or emotional issues. As well as communication styles and patterns of behaviour to encourage conversations about conflict, which enable insight into problems.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Psychology Honours
  • PG Diploma in Systemic Practice (Individual, Couple and Family Therapy)
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Relationship Counselling (Relate)                                             
  • Diploma in Psychosexual Disorders

I had many years of counselling experience in various organisations such as Woman's Trust, Newham Psychological Therapy Service, Mind IAPT service, and Relate before setting up my Counselling Practice.

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Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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From £55.00 to £75.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Counselling Fees

  • Individuals - £55 per session
  • Couples - £75 per session
  • Concessions Available - £35* per session

Proof that you are a student or on a low wage is required to access the lower fee of *£35 per session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I only work evenings for now.

By appointment only.

Couples Relationship & Psychosexual Clinic soon available

Further information

I now offer a Couples Counselling Clinic on Saturday Morning

Coming Soon Couples Psychosexual Clinic (Non-Medical Issues)

I am an Accredited Member of The National Counselling Society (NCS) and adhere to their Code of Ethics. I also work within the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

I am Committed to Continuous Professional and Personal Development which enables me to keep up to date on the latest research in counselling and psychological therapies.

Plaistow, London, E13 9JL

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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