Paula Sharland

Exeter EX4 & Ayelsbeare EX5
07967639159 07967639159

About me

I am a very warm, empathic Integrative counsellor and I value the relationship element to counselling above all else. I believe that as Yalom says "therapy should not be theory-driven but relationship-driven."

I am very person-centred in my approach while being an Integrative counsellor allowing me to work in a variety of ways to suit the individual needs of my clients.

I am very down to earth and have vast life experience and understand the struggles that we can all face through our own individual lives.

I have experience of working with disabilities and can communicate using an E Trans letterboard. I also have significant experience in supporting individuals and families living with Dementia and other mental/physical health problems.

I offer a free initial telephone consultation to discuss how I work and what you are looking for. If you decide that you would like to proceed to work with me then the first session is largely about getting to know one another exploring your goals through therapy and identifying issues that you may want to explore.

I strive to make the early sessions feel as comfortable as possible realising that therapy can sometimes seem daunting. I always strive to work at your pace and value the time that it can take to build a trusting therapeutic alliance.

Training, qualifications & experience

Fully Qualified Fda Integrative Counsellor

MBACP

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

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

From £40ph Concessionary rates available

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Ayelsbeare
Devon
EX5

Exeter
Devon
EX4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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

Availability

Please contact me to discuss availabilty

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Paula Sharland

Paula Sharland