I'm Paula and I am an integrative counsellor based in Belfast. I qualified as a counsellor in 2013 and have extensive experience of counselling adults (including teenagers 16+ and young adults.)
Although I am working online, I am able to offer the same warm, safe space that you would expect to receive in person. We can work through any issues you may have at your pace. I work from a humanistic, integrative approach, which means therapy can be tailored to you and your individual needs.
I also have limited availability for outdoor walking therapy sessions. These are offered for clients who may not suit online therapy. Please get in touch for more information.
My main experience has been working with survivors of domestic abuse, and working in sexual health clinics. My aim is to help you to discover solutions to your problems, and to empower you to bring about positive changes in your life. I will at times challenge you to break free from negative patterns and limiting beliefs that no longer serve you.
It can be daunting deciding to begin the counselling process. You may have been to counselling before and feel you would benefit from it again. I believe the most important part of counselling is having a good rapport with your counsellor. Please get in touch, then if you feel I am the right counsellor for you, we can begin to work together.
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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
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
I charge £20 for a 30 minute initial assessment, during which we can discuss what you would like to get from therapy and to answer any queries you have.
Sessions are charged at £40 for 50 minutes.
I accept payment via Paypal and Bank Transfer.
I have availability for evening and weekend sessions.
"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."