Paula Appleton Adv Dip. Counselling Psychotherapist Registered Member MBACP

Paula Appleton Adv Dip. Counselling Psychotherapist Registered Member MBACP

About me

Paula Appleton Adv Diploma Registered Member MBACP.
Level 6 NVQ British Sign Language.

I am a qualified Counsellor with experience working with individuals of all ages working with an integrative approach, thus I combine a range of counselling therapies tailoring them for each individual client in line with the BACP Ethical Framework.

I work with a number of presenting issues and this is a small example of the work I cover.

    • Couples therapy
    • Relationship issues
    • Separation and divorce
    • Generalised anxiety disorder
    • Cancer/Illness
    • Tinnitus Retraining Therapy
    • Family issues
    • Anxiety
    • Feeling sad
    • Postnatal depression
    • Panic disorders
    • Depression
    • Phobias
    • Affairs and betrayals
    • Addictions
    • Low self esteem
    • Bereavement
    • Sexual abuse
    • Rape
    • Self harming
    • Anger management
    • Post traumatic stress disorder
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder
    • Gender dysphoria
    • Career
    • Bullying
    • Adoption
    • Disabilities
    • Child relation issues
    • ADHD
    • Play therapy
    • Health issues
    • Panic/attacks

My experience has led me to initiate and set up a counselling service within a local Academy and Special Educational Needs Resource, where I continue to provide counselling to pupils and staff, in addition to providing support to parents.

There are times in our lives when life events challenge us and they can affect us all physically, psychologically and emotionally. Counselling offers you the opportunity to take some "time out" to focus on your own well-being; it provides a safe place to explore difficult situations and the emotional and psychological difficulties that arise because of them.

It is somewhere you will be truly heard, a place where you are able to identify and tell, and if necessay re-tell, your life experiences. You may want to look back at your life and gain an insight as to why you feel certain emotions or react to things in a particular way. You may, however, wish to look at what is happening now so that you can explore options for either acceptance or change, so that you are empowered to be able to move forward to a happier future. Furthermore, if you wish, we can look ahead to how you would like your life to look and work towards those goals together.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Level 4 Advanced Diploma In Therapeutic Counseling (QCF)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 6 NVQ in British Sign Language
  • Level 3 NVQ in British Sign Language
  • Level 2 NVQ in British Sign Language
  • Level 1 NVQ in British Sign Language
  • Edexcel Communication Support Worker
  • Couple Counselling Diploma

I am committed to keeping my knowledge up to date and continuing with my professional training and development.

I have regular supervision in line with the BACP ethical framework (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Fully Insured and DBS certificate.

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Areas of counselling I deal with

        Other areas of counselling I deal with

        Tinnitus Retraining Therapy

        Photos & videos

        • Therapy room
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        Fees are £40.00 per 50 minute session.

        Fees for couples are £60.00 per 50 minute session

        DBS checked and Public liability insurance

        Concessions/Reduced rate for student counsellors - please enquire.

        Further information

        Other areas of Counselling

        I am sensitive to the access needs of deaf people and can use a range of communication styles including lipreading, Sign Supported English and British Sign Language.

        I also use Tinnitus Retraining Therapy for client' who are suffering with tinnitus due to hearing loss or medical reasons including neck or nerve damage.

        Maps & Directions

        Essex, SS8

        Type of session

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

        Practical details

        Sign language: Yes
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair user access:


        Daytime and evening appointments including weekends

        Types of client

        Young people
        Older adults
        Employee Assistance Programme