Paula Reynolds

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Bsc (hons) Psychology, PG Dip, Dip He, MBACP (Reg)
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Shrewsbury SY1 & Oswestry SY11
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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)

Professional Qualifications:

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.

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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Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1

Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Paula Reynolds
Paula Reynolds