About me

making the decision to come to therapy can be a very daunting prospect so choosing the right therapist can be even more daunting. How do you chose a therapist how do you know what's right for you or more to the point chose a person that you need to trust with your worries when you don't know them? As a therapist I am aware of the anxiety that this decision can raise. I am an integrative therapist which encompasses all aspects and methods of therapeutic theories. I have two years experience of working with children in a primary school with place2be. I am currently an in-school therapist in a pupil referral unit and work with young people who have both emotional and behavioural issues. I am a freedom programme facilitator which has propelling my ability to work with women who have been or are still in abusive relationships and also allowed an insight into males who feel they are either an abuser or abused. I am a qualified anger management coach and mediator with experience of working with people with anger issues. I have been a mentor with teenagers for over 18 years. All of my experience and professional qualifications provides any prospective client reassurance that I have knowledge in a wide range of subjects. Due to some of the difficult situations people I have worked with have found them self in I have a strong ability to remain completely non judgemental and supportive. If you are keen to work on your issues and need a supportive person who is willing to help guide you towards a happier self then I believe I am the right therapist for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at inter-psyche for three year diploma which included one to one work in the nhs for one year. I also have an upper 2:1 in social sciences. I have trained as a freedom programme facilitator, a mentor for teenagers, an anger management coach and a mediator. I have worked with children for over 15 years and I specialise in working on a one to one basis with children aged from 6-18. I have also completed a personality disorder course and an obsessive compulsive awareness course. i have been a counsellor in a local primary school for the past year and I have completed courses with place2be.

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy


£30 per hour although concessions are considered.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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


Evenings and weekends

Types of client

Young people
Paula Harding

Paula Harding