Paula Dawson Counsellor, Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
22 Parkhill Road
My name is Paula. I am an experienced Intergrative Counsellor. Registered and Accredited with BACP. I work with individuals and couples.
As an Intergrative Counsellor I do not draw on one therapeutic school of thought. I am trained and experienced in many theorectical approaches. I believe in indivduality and that one theory does not work for all.
I also believe that individuals are the experts on their lives and that my role as a Counsellor is to provide a safe confidential setting and offer a trusting relationship where together we can explore any concerns, issues or difficulties you may be experiencing.
When working with couples I focus on the relationship between the couple and raise awareness on how they relate to one another. I provide a space for each to be heard and to learn how to listen. If couples can see how they relate differently to one another they are better able to develop skills to communicate with one another and begin to navigate through their difficulties both inside and outside the counseling room.
In my experience having provided such an environment clients gain awareness and understanding which gives them options that prior to counselling they did not have. With this new clarity clients are able to make decisions and move forward with their lives where before they did not feel able to do so.
What to expect,
In our initial session I will discuss my contract with you, this outlines the boundaries and confidentiality. I will also ask a few questions to gather information and to check that I am appropriate person to be working with you. I also use this time to check if you have any questions for me. This will take a few minutes.
We then move straight into counselling. Counselling is a process of exploring you and your concerns in a non judgemental setting.
At the end of this first session I will take a few minutes to check with you how you found session and if you feel that you would like to continue counselling with me. If you choose to continue we will discuss weekly appointments and where possible arrange a regular day and time.
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited Counsellor, psychotherapsit MBACP
Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling.
Diploma In Anger Management Professional Coaching and Consultancy.
Master Practitioner in Emotional Freedom Technique.
Couple Counselling Certificate
I have worked with many clients over the years covering areas listed below.
My work has been in a variety of settings including Rehabilitation centre's, counselling centre's and my private practice
I have experience in 12 step work.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
12 step work experience.
Registered and working with EAPS and Insurance companies including BUPA AVIVA AND INSIGHT
AS I work with BUPA and AVIVA as well as other insurance companies, clients can often access counselling through their insurance and I can invoice companies directly.
my fees invite clients to consider ther financial circumstances
Individuals: sliding scale £45 to £60 - per 50 minute session
Couples sliding scale £50 to £70- per 50 minute sessions
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday day time and evening appointments
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|