Paula Bailey

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St. Helens, Merseyside, WA10 2DJ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

As a registered Consultant family and systemic psychotherapist since 2011, I have offered consultation and interventions to people of all ages including  individuals, couples & families experiencing a wide range of difficulties including (but not limited to) Trauma/PTSD, depression, stress & anxiety, relationship difficulties, eating difficulties/disorder, attachment difficulties/disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders, psychosis, loss & bereavement, relationship difficulties, self-harm, separation & divorce, low self-esteem and confidence, adoption.

As a consultant family and systemic psychotherapist, my role involves helping individuals, families or people in close relationships with each other to make useful changes in their relationships and their lives. Family and systemic psychotherapy offers opportunities for individuals, families and couples to explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely and to reflect and build upon their strengths and resources.

I have worked in NHS mental health services since 1994, initially as a community mental health charge nurse practitioner, then as a senior nurse lecturer and programme leader. Since 2011, alongside lecturing, I have been practicing as a family and systemic psychotherapist within the NHS. Fully indemnity insured practitioner.

I can be contacted via:-

Tel: 07794 593093

My approach

I utilise a number of evidenced based psychotherapeutic systemic intervention approaches in my practice, always tailored to meet the specific needs of individuals, couples or families.

I work with

  • Children and young people
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals (AXA, AVIVA, BUPA)
  • Companies

Special interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists I can work with a wide range of difficult experiences you may have had.

Types of therapies offered

  • Family and Systemic Psychotherapist
  • Family Therapist
  • Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapists
  • Systemic Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Family therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma (childhood and adult)
  • Adoption
  • Age-related Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Bereavement
  • Chronic Illness
  • Couples/relationship difficulties
  • Divorce, separation, infidelity
  • Eating Difficulties of Disorders
  • Family issues
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Workplace stress

And many others ...

Training, qualifications & experience

  • DipHE nursing mental health 
  • BSc nursing studies 
  • PGCE higher education 
  • Fellow: advanced Higher education
  • MSc management development 
  • MSc family systemic psychotherapy 
  • NMC Registered mental health nurse 
  • NMC Registered mental health nurse teacher   

30 years of experience in mental health including:

  • Adult community mental health 
  • Child mental health (CAMHS)
  • Specialist child adult eating disorder community mental health 
  • Specialist child Adolescent eating disorder service in patient services 
  • Early intervention psychosis services (10 years) 
  • Private psychotherapy practice: children, young people, adults, couples & families 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£70.00 - £120.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA

Additional information

Consultation calls 15 mins free

Per 1hr face to face sessions:

  • Online £65 
  • Individuals £70
  • Couples £90
  • Families £100
  • Organisations £120

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I work from a health centre in St. Helens and offer sessions:

Tuesdays 09:00 to 18:00 

I can also offer sessions from 1630 to 18:30 Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 

103 Crab Street, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA10 2DJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Paula Bailey
Paula Bailey