Paula Kane

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Belfast BT15 & BT8
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you feeling overwhelmed and emotionally drained after ending an unhealthy or abusive relationship? Perhaps after the relationship has ended, you are noticing just how much your self worth & confidence has been impacted.

I understand the challenges you're facing as you navigate this difficult transition, which may include feelings of anxiety about the future.

Perhaps you are replaying the relationship over & over in your mind and want the chance to talk it out with someone?

I specialise in providing support and counselling to individuals like you who are rebuilding their lives after toxic/unhealthy and abusive relationships. 

Through personalised therapy sessions, we'll work together to help you heal from the wounds of the past, manage your anxiety, rebuild your self-esteem, and develop healthy boundaries.

You deserve to feel empowered and worthy of love and respect

Whatever the circumstances, I am here to listen to you and provide support.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am registered with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office, to ensure I am compliant to GDPR and how I process your data.

My qualifications are:

  • Foundation Degree in Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • National Centre for Eating Disorders -2 day Masterclass in Eating Disorders and Obesity

My working experience includes:

  • 10 years as a counsellor in school, voluntary and private settings
  • 5 years working in Women’s Aid, supporting women and children who experienced domestic abuse 
  • 3 years working for the NSPCC Helpline, reporting and advising the public on safeguarding concerns
  • 3 years as a student well-being and safeguarding officer at a further education college
  • 3 years working as a counsellor in a sexual health clinic

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work 2 evenings a week, a Wednesday afternoon and Sunday morning & afternoon.

You can book a session directly via my website. 

Paula Kane- Abuse Recovery counsellor

Further information

Client Testimonials

"Thanks again for the your help over the past few months, it's been great to have the support every week. I'm feeling much better and more positive about moving forward with my life."

"You've been so helpful, honest and so understanding, thank you so much for all your help."

Belfast, County Antrim, BT15

Belfast, County Down, BT8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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