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About me

Seeking therapy is a sign of courage in the depths of conflict. Clients are often overwhelmed with anxiety, not knowing what is happening either within them, their partners or communicatively between their couple. To be understood and appreciated whilst conveying the same qualities to another person is an essential component of any satisfying relationship.

I have been fortunate, through my work in the private sector, to have a wealth of travel and personal experience behind me that has enabled me to meet people from various cultures, classes, countries and emotional dispositions. These experiences, alongside my training, serve to inform my practice with understanding, compassion and empathy within a robust therapeutic setting. I have a caring, compassionate character and aim to assist others who may be trying to turn inner conflicts into a reflective adulthood where experiences from the past can be viewed from a differing, conscious perspective. Consequently, promoting mental health and wellbeing.

I specialise in relationships with couples and include relationship therapy when seeing individuals. I welcome under-represented clients from the BAME, LGBT and cross-cultural/mixed-heritage communities. As well as private practice I also work as a Visiting Clinician and Assessor at Tavistock Relationships.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PgDip in Couple and Individual Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (TCCR/UEL)
  • Clinical Observations (Nhs)
  • Safe-Guarding Adults and Children at Risk (Nhs)
  • Health Care Support Worker (Assistant Practitioner) – Level 4 (Nhs)
  • PgCert in Theory and Skills of Psychodynamic Couple and Individual  Counselling and Psychotherapy (Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships/UEL)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills NCFE – Level 2
  • Smoking Cessation Advisor – Level 2 (Nhs)
  • Community Social Worker – Level 3
  • BSc(Hons) Psychology and Artificial Intelligence (University of East London)

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • cross-cultural couples
  • mixed-heritage identity

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Assessment - £90

Individual - £70

Couple - £90

East London Relationship Therapy
225 Shoreditch High Street
London
E1 6PJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Contact me for availability on: Mon, Tues, Weds and Fri days OR Tues and Weds evenings

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Paula Clarke-Little

Paula Clarke-Little