Jayne Paulson

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Dip. Counselling/Psychotherapy; NCPS Accredited member
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Forres, Moray, IV36 1HB
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I have experience working with adults, children and young people from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of life issues.  Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, bereavement, addiction, relationship problems, work issues, disordered eating, self-harm, amongst others, I can help.  I have wide experience supporting people around issues related to autism, ADHD or other forms of neurodiversity.  I work face-to-face, online, telephone and walk-and-talk. 

How can counselling help me?

You may be finding yourself feeling overwhelmed and bewildered by the challenges of life  You may be finding yourself yearning for change but lost as to how to bring this about.  Counselling can help provide the support needed to see and understand the patterns and habits that exist in our thoughts, feelings and behaviour.   Counselling can  provide the direction forward into greater awareness and freedom, allowing life to be lived in a more engaged, happier and authentic way.

My Approach

My core training is as a Person-centered counsellor and, working from this basis, I know that the client-counsellor relationship in itself can be deeply healing.  The experience of being truly seen and heard in an empathic, compassionate and non-judgemental way can be transformative.  The process of change often starts with fully accepting who we are in the present moment and I am committed to creating a safe space for this to take place.

Recognising that, as we are all individuals and have changing needs, I have pursued further training and now work in an integrative way, being flexible to what works best for each person in the moment.  My focus will always be what supports your process of change, deepening self-understanding and awareness.

I have extensive experience working with children, teenagers and young adults, in schools, in organisations and in private practice.  I am able to work with sensitivity to find ways to allow young people to express and work through their feelings; this may be by talking, therapeutic play, creative arts and movement, depending upon the age of the young person.  My previous background as a Steiner kindergarten teacher means that I am also experienced and confident working with young children who are experiencing difficulties.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Person-Centered Counselling and Psychotherapy 

Certificate in Psychodynamic Therapy

Certificate in Transpersonal Psychology

BACP recognised Online and Telephone Counselling Certificate

Eating Disorders Counselling and Support

Mindfulness for Trauma Training

I have trained and volunteer with Cruse in Loss and Bereavement Counselling and Support with Adults and Children/Young People.

I have volunteered extensively with Women's Aid and have experience and training in working with trauma and abuse.

I have also volunteered with BEAT (eating disorders charity) and have extensive experience working in this area.

Member organisations

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSCA)

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.

It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
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College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists


£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

When I work

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Further information

I offer a free-of-charge introductory 20 minute phone or video call so that we can get to know each other a little and decide if beginning counselling with me is the right step for you.

West Park House, Robertson Place, Forres, Moray, IV36 1HB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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PVG Scheme

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