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About me

Contemplating whether to seek support through therapy is daunting, you may be feeling vulnerable and anxious . I understand that feeling,  and welcome you to my profile page with compassion and warmth.

My experience includes but is not restricted to , working effectively with issues around low self esteem , lack of confidence, anxiety, depression, effects of trauma, abuse, relationship issues, alcohol and drug addiction.

I have experienced many of life's ups and downs myself . My experience and way of being is that I will as much as possible , understand what it is like to be you.

I believe that by creating a relationship based on trust and me being genuine, accepting of all parts of you, and understanding what it is like to be you , change will happen. This in a nut shell is the theory of how Person Centered Counselling works.

All that you share with me is kept confidential between you and I.  There are however, some exceptions to this rule. For example if I was concerned you were at serious risk of harm,  I would need to break confidentiality , but I would endeavour to discuss this with you beforehand.

I am a very reflective therapist. I want the very best outcome for my clients, and I am continuously learning and researching to inform my practice. I utilise supervision each month and as a member of the BACP ( British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I adhere to their ethical framework.

I offer a free introductory 30 minute session where we can discuss what brings you to counselling and decide whether we both feel able to work with each other.

Please do contact me by email to ask any questions or to arrange an introductory session.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • FdSC Person Centred Counselling ( University of Brighton)
  • NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • NCFE Level 1 Award in Interpersonal Skills
  • Bank Addiction Therapist - Lighthouse Recovery Worthing , providing group therapy and workshops specific to the addiction and centred
  • Volunteer Counsellor- Emmaus Homelessness Charity Brighton
  • Volunteer Counsellor - St Catherines Hospice Crawley

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

£40 for a 50 minute session

Free 30 minute initial session

Availability

Flexible appointments can be discussed and arranged. I have availability for weekdays, evenings and weekends. Please do contact me to ask any questions.

60 Landsdowne Place
Hove
BN3 1FG

9A Princes Street
Brighton
East Sussex
BN2 1RD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Paula Robertson Registered MBACP

Paula Robertson Registered MBACP