Paula Jane Bantick-Ward

Paula Jane Bantick-Ward

12 Waterlane
Bishops Stortford
CM23 2JZ

Bishop's Stortford

07722605577 / 07722605577

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12 Waterlane
Bishops Stortford
CM23 2JZ

Bishop's Stortford

07722605577 / 07722605577

About me

Hello I am Paula and my aim is to make professional counselling accessible, affordable, convenient - so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, whether for yourself or as a couple.

Life is tough and you do not have to deal with it alone, I am here to help you work through and explore your problems and issues. We often find ourselves feeling alone, distressed, overwhelmed and unfulfilled and unable to cope with difficult periods in our life. Making time for yourself, or as a couple, through personal counselling can help you value your experiences, make sense of your faults and feelings, actions and reactions. I will listen to how you feel and what you are saying and help give you your voice to understand your feelings and help you move forward in your life. I will help you make sense of all your feelings and help you learn how to deal with them. These sessions will be your safe and quiet space for you to discuss anything you want to freely and in complete confidence, to help you heal yourself or find solutions for you to continue your life so that it is a healthier and happier place for you to live in.

I am a Person Centered counsellor which means that I am genuine and non judgemental within our working relationship. I will apply empathy so I can have a full understanding of what is going on with you and help you find your conditions of worth to begin your healing process. I will also be non directive.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience of working with a range of clients both male and female, as well as children from the age of 4 to 18. I also provide counselling in schools for children. I have covered all types of addiction, depression, suicidal thoughts, abuse, gender identification, marital problems, sexual issues, divorce and a wide range or other presenting issues.

I am fully qualified and a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) who are a UK professional body, in which I work in accordance with their ethical and legal framework.

  • Introduction into Counselling
  • AQA Level 2 & 3 in Counselling Studies
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Working in the Metaphor
  • Movement Day - YMCA
  • Counselling and Safe Guarding Place2Be
  • Diploma in Safe Guarding Adults from Abuse - Mencap
  • Graduate from the Royal Holloway University of London

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Areas of counselling I deal with


£45 per 50 minute session for 1:1 individual counselling.

All fees to be paid before the session via bank transfer or cash.

Consessions available to low income clients and students.

If your treatment is funded by insurance, please ensure that your policy covers the cost, as you would need to pay for any shortfall.

Further information

Please feel free to message, email or call me to arrange a convenient time and date to meet and if they are not available I can offer convenient alternate slots.

I have an enhanced DBS clearance and Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Maps & Directions

Bishops Stortford, CM23 2JZ
Bishop's Stortford, CM23

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Weekdays and evenings and some weekends.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme