Paula Carr MSc (Psych); PG Dip.; CTA; UKCP accredited
I am an experienced and fully accredited psychotherapist (CTA) with an MSc from the Metanoia Institute. I have worked for a number of years in the charity sector and also have a private practice in Billericay, Essex working with individuals of all cultures, faiths and sexualities both short and long term.
I am a registered counsellor and psychotherapist with AVIVA and Vitality Health so can accept referrals via your insurer.
I practice Transactional Analysis, an integrative approach in the humanistic tradition. Each client will have their own personal treatment plan which provides a structured and focused way to address their thought processes to help understand inner conflicts and find new ways to alleviate and deal with distress. I have a particular interest in 'Relational' therapy; a way of exploring difficult, repetitive inter-personal experiences and options for change.
My practice in Billericay is within easy reach of Billericay railway station and the 100 bus stop, providing easy links to Shenfield, Brentwood, Stock, Ingatestone, Chelmsford, Basildon, Wickford, Brentwood and the wider Essex area. If you are driving, the practice is with-in 15 minutes drive of Basildon, Chelmsford and Brentwood. Private parking is provided on site.
As a registered member of UKCP, EATA, IARTA and Metanoia I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
- International Certification as a Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist (CTA)
- PG Diploma TA Psychotherapy
Memberships: UKCP, Metanoia Institute, EATA
Experience: Anxiety, depression, stress, behavioural problems, anger management, relationship problems, bereavement, anger management, separation/divorce. This list is not exhaustive, please contact me for a confidential discussion for more information.
Please feel free to contact me either by phone or email and we can arrange an initial appointment to discuss how and when we can work together.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My Billericay practice is centrally located, close to the railway station and the 100 bus routes. Private parking is provided on-site.