Paula Glascott

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BA (Hons) MBACP Registered
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Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 & Evesham WR11
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About me

I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) working in both private practice and primary schools, with children, young people and adults, on a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties and distress.  I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical guidelines.

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT, is a form of psychotherapy which is based on the theory that our thoughts, feelings, how we behave / our actions, and how our body feels are all connected and that our thoughts and perceptions influence our behaviour. When we feel worried or distressed, we can fall into patterns of thinking and behaving which can worsen how we feel. CBT aims to help you identify these unhelpful thoughts, change the way you think (‘cognitive’) and change what you do (‘behaviour’).

CBT has a strong evidence base for a wide range of psychological problems including:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Phobias (including agoraphobia and social phobia)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Stress
  • Bipolar Disorder

CBT may also help you if you have difficulties with anger, low self-esteem or physical health problems, like pain or fatigue.

Whilst CBT is very much focused on the here and now, we may work on past experiences or past trauma to help to identify the root cause of your core beliefs. The pace of therapy and focus of work is tailored to meet your individual needs.

What to Expect:

We will work together, collaboratively, to identify the goal(s) you wish to achieve from therapy and I will tailor the therapy, taking an integrative approach using various therapeutic models, such as CBT, mindfulness and person centred therapy, to help support my psychological understanding of your presenting difficulties and to meet your unique individual needs.

Therapy can help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself, exploring, where appropriate, the past, present and the future, and I will aim to build a trusting, collaborative and empathic relationship, taking into account your own strengths and resources, to help facilitate and encourage you to achieve your goal(s). Through the course of therapy, you will develop a range of strategies to help you overcome the difficulty and feel more in control of your life.

When working with children, I adopt a more creative approach, using play therapy, to help them explore their own thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

For those looking for a therapist with a business background, I have 25+ years’ experience in senior HR management positions in both private and public sector businesses.

Next Steps:

Contact me for an initial telephone consultation where we will briefly explore your needs and if therapy with myself would be suitable. We will then arrange a convenient time to meet to conduct a comprehensive assessment session, from which, if you feel therapy is the right route for you, a treatment plan will be created.

The length, frequency and type of therapy offered will depend on your individual needs.  This will be discussed at the outset of therapy and will be reviewed regularly.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in Counselling: University of Gloucestershire
  • Foundation Degree Science in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: University of Worcester
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
  • BACP Registered Member – Registration Number (323556)
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency

Specialist Training:

  • Human Givens College : Couples Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • OCN Level 2/3: Working with survivors of rape and sexual abuse
  • Understanding Dementia
  • MindEd : Working with Children and Young People
  • Safe Guarding
  • Enhanced DBS Checked


Alongside my private practice, I have worked for Snowford Grange which provides counselling in primary and secondary schools, Age UK and Safeline.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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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£60.00 - £80.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Individual Therapy sessions (50 minutes): £60

Couples Therapy sessions (60 minutes) : £80

Fees are payable by cash or BACS prior to the therapy session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Sessions are available during the day-time Monday to Thursday.  I also offer sessions on a Monday evening.

Lifeways Therapy Centre, 30 Albany Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6PG

Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Paula Glascott
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