Dr Paula Richards

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Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Available for new clients
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Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Starting therapy can be a scary prospect, and whether you’ve been on this journey before, or completely new to it, it's likely to be an anxious time.  A key part of therapy is building a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust - this is fundamental to my approach, and a core foundation of the service I offer to you.

We are all different, no two humans are the same, and regardless of diversity or diagnosis, I will work closely with you as an individual, to identify your needs and tailor a bespoke therapeutic experience that works. We will work collaboratively to explore your current difficulties, your past traumas and your future goals, whilst all the time taking things at a pace and depth that is comfortable and safe for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and I am registered with the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC). Additionally, I am a Chartered Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and hold recognition approval to provide therapeutic services with BUPA, AXA PPP Healthcare, Vitality Health and Aviva. If you hold private medical insurance with any or these providers you may get funding for your therapy - please check with your provider.

I am an integrative therapist, which means I will draw on a range of different modalities. I am skilled in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Humanistic Therapy, Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis and Mindfulness. All my work is supervised by a Senior Counselling Psychologist (supervision is an ethical requirement of all Counsellors/Psychologists and all client information is strictly confidential).

I have undertaken a wide range of professional training and performed a number of different roles within the NHS, and have also worked as therapeutic lead in a private rehabilitation and wellbeing clinic.

I have expertise in all types of common difficulties, including addiction, trauma, depression and anxiety. I have worked with survivors of sexual abuse, personality disorders,  ASD and Aspergers and more complex difficulties including paedophilia, coprophilia, and Tourette's Syndrome to name a few.

I have a varied portfolio of clients, from high profile to everyday people, so whatever your situation, discretion is assured.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Areas of counselling I deal with


£100.00 - £110.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality
  • BUPA
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

Privately funded clients - £100.00 per session

Block bookings of 12 sessions (pre-paid) are offered at £1150.00

Insurance referrals are charged at rates agreed with insurer.

Initial telephone consultation - free of charge

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

All face to face sessions are held at my clinic in Weddington, Nuneaton.  Please note there is a flight of stairs to gain access to clinic rooms which may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.

Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

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Dr Paula Richards
Dr Paula Richards