Paula Fowle

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Leicester, Leicestershire, LE8 5RD
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

If you are experiencing difficulties and would value a calm, safe space to consider what changes you might want to make, I work from a garden-based therapy room in Leicestershire., which can offer privacy and support. I am Paula and if you want to talk tome about therapy with me, I'd be delighted to hear from you..

I am passionate about working with people at difficult times in their lives and aim to offer support whilst you explore what can sometimes be a life changing situation.

During our lives we are sometimes presented with news that is hard to take in and even harder to deal with. Receiving the news that you or a family member has a terminal illness or that your unborn baby or child is ill places our lives in complete turmoil.

If you have suffered loss of a loved one or colleague and are now faced with the challenge of returning to the workplace or life in general this might be a tricky time - you may find it hard to adjust and feel totally over whelmed. I am able offer you a listening ear and walk alongside you as you explore a new way of being. 

At such times as this it may be difficult to talk to a relative or a friend, or take in and understand all the medical information you might be provided with. By taking time to talk to me and share your fears, worries and concerns in a calm, non judgemental setting I will listen and try my best to help you manage at what is a difficult time.

I offer an initial assessment appointment for us to explore what type of support might be required. This will give us an opportunity to meet and for you to visit my garden based therapy setting to see whether we feel that we will be able to work together in the future.

I am also able to offer initial assessments via telephone or zoom.

Give me a call to share what is causing you to consider support at this time and we can arrange a time for an assessment.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been qualified for 11 years and have worked in Private Practice for the last 3 years.  I have worked at a Cancer Charity in Leicestershire, supporting both patients and families and I have worked in an Agency setting to gain experience of working with adults that have lost a baby or child.

  • I adhere to the BACP code of ethics. I am part of the BACP register, my certificate number is 075976
  • I am a qualified Supervisor, registered with BPS
  •  I am a Accredited Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • October 2023 -Attained BACP Accreditation
  • March 2024 - Certificate in Private Practice - Completion of 6 month course 
  • August 2022 -  Certificate Accreditation in Supervision Level 4 - Clinical proficiency - following assessment for Academic & Clinical Competence - British Psychological Society (BPS) Accredited
  • 2022 - Certificate in Advanced Supervision Skills (Updated Post COVID Pandemic) -British Psychological Society (BPS) Accredited
  • 2020 - Certificate in Advances Supervision Skills - British Psychological Society (BPS) Accredited
  • 2019 - Approved Certificate in Supervision Skills - British Psychological Society (BPS) Accredited
  • 2013 - Certificate in Principles of End of Life Care
  • 2010 -2012  Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • 2008 - HE Certificate in Counselling Studies

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My garden therapy room is based in South Leicestershire

I charge £45.00 per session for individuals. Each session lasts for 50 minutes.

The fees for clinical supervision vary so please call or drop me an email to discuss.

If you wish to enquire about Employee support in the workplace either for supervision or self-care/wellbeing support please give me a call.

If you wish to proceed please give me a call or send an email and we can book an introductory session to discuss what you feel you might need from your sessions.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I can offer sessions on Mondays, Wednesday and Thursdays during the day and in the evening.

Please call or email to check availability.

Further information

 I am able to offer face to face sessions and online via Zoom. 

I am also able to offer telephone therapy sessions

I do have a wheelchair access facility as part of my garden room setting.

36 Peatling Road, Countesthorpe, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE8 5RD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

I have off street parking available for clients.

Online platforms



In person

I am a qualified Supervisor and feel I am able to offer supervision to trainee counsellors and other therapists.

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Paula Fowle
Paula Fowle