Dr Paula Reardon M.A.Psych. UKCP Reg. MBACP Individual & Couple
I am a fully qualified psychotherapist and have extensive experience. I offer help to couples and individuals with relationship and other issues. I appreciate that some clients want short term solution focussed approaches to their difficulties while others want to reflect at a deeper level and are looking for longer term therapy.
The impact of trust issues, communication difficulties, sexual concerns, decision making and PTSD can understandably be difficult to deal with and can provoke stress, anxiety or depression. Sometimes people can’t identify the root of their concerns but struggle with their feelings. As an accredited ‘integrative’ therapist I offer a range of approaches including psychodynamic, CBT, and other ‘Humanistic’ modalities, but importantly, I respond to the unique circumstances of each individual. I also offer Rewind therapy, amongst others, for PTSD because sometimes it can be too distressing to disclose the circumstances of a traumatic experience. Rewind promotes closure without disclosure.
Over the years I have gathered very ‘real world’ experience having worked in the UK and abroad in corporate, government, university and NHS hospital environments in addition to counselling agencies and in my private practice. I frequently help people deal with workplace dilemmas.
On a practical level, there is free parking at my private practice address and I am registered with several health insurance providers so you may be able to obtain financial help with your therapy charges.
Training, qualifications & experience
Doctorate in Psychotherapy from Metanoia Institute, London
M.A. Regent’s University, London
Diplomas in Couple Counselling: Eating Disorders: Hypnotherapy: Neuro Linguistic Programming.
Accredited member of United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). UKCP approved supervisor to support the work of other therapists.
Membership of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I worked for London Marriage Guidance Council (now Tavistock Relationships) for 3 years.
Private Relate Licensed counsellor for 9 years.
I worked for the Hong Kong Marriage & Personal Counselling Service (now Re Source) for 3 years.
Membership of the International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy (IART)
Membership of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer Rewind trauma therapy.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Human Givens psychotherapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Other therapies
Fees are on a sliding scale according to income, and most people, including couples, pay between £65.00 and £75.00. Flexible session lengths are available. Concessions are available for people with severe financial difficulties.
I appreciate that many people have challenging schedules so I offer flexible session lengths, for example 'double' sessions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime, evenings and Saturday appointments are offered.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a registered UKCP Supervisor - Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College.