Paula Reynolds - Bsc (hons) Psychology, PG Dip, Dip He, MBACP (Reg)
In my practice in Shrewsbury and Oswestry I work with adults, young people (11+) and couples across a diverse range of issues that arise in counselling. My areas of interest and specialism are bereavement, domestic abuse, couples therapy and psychosexual therapy. I am a person centred counsellor, but where appropriate I also draw on behavioral and psycho dynamic approaches and use mindfulness and CBT techniques and methods. I am experienced in delivering both short term and long term therapy. I also offer online and telephone counselling.
I understand how daunting it can be seeking counselling and finding a counsellor who you can trust and be honest and open with. I aim to provide a professional, safe, confidential and non judgmental space in which you will be able to explore recent and long standing personal issues and to gain a greater understanding of your unhappiness and distress and find a way to manage this. My main priority is to make this a positive experience for you, and for the changes to be long standing.
The fundamental part of my practice is the client-counsellor relationship, which i believe to be the heart of successful therapy. I will work collaboratively with you to determine which way of working suits your current situation and your needs. I also place great importance on creating a respectful therapeutic alliance, where you will feel safe and comfortable to explore your issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
MBACP - Registered Member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Dip HE Person-centred and Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy (Glyndwr University)
Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management - CIPD (Manchester Metropolitan University)
BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology (Worcester College of Higher Education)
To maintain my professional development, I make the commitment to attend conferences, workshops and courses to continually update my skills and knowledge. I hold a range of personal development certificates:
Domestic abuse, IMAGO couples therapy, Psychosexual and couples theraoy (CORST accredited), bereavement training, working with Dissociative Disorders (PODS) and anxiety.
My experience has included volunteering in a hospice and more recently working with young people (11-25) in secondary schools and in an agency. Prior to training as a counsellor I worked in Human Resources management and have many years teaching experience.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.