Paula Sullivan

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Bath, Somerset, BA2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Sometimes it can be hard to navigate the difficulties life can present. You maybe feeling overwhelmed, struggling to make sense of your thoughts.  Perhaps you are stuck, aware something needs to change but unsure where to start and how to move forward in your life.  Often, we try to cope on our own or reach out to friends or family to talk through our problems. Whilst this can be helpful, we may find it difficult talking to those closest to us, perhaps we do not want to burden them or are worried they may judge us.

Whatever your reason for considering counselling, I offer a peaceful, calm and confidential space to talk through whatever is troubling you.  I have a warm, open and sincere approach and will listen without judgement to understand life from your perspective.  Understanding that we are all unique, I use a range of different therapeutic approaches tailored to meet your needs and situation.  Working together, my aim is to provide you with the support and coping strategies to help you bring about positive changes in your life.

I have a flexible, caring and creative approach to my work. Based in Combe Down, Bath I offer a range of therapy options including in-person, online, telephone and walk and talk therapy. I work with individual adults offering short and term therapy.

How counselling can help.

Counselling offers you a safe confidential space to talk through the issues you are experiencing without feeling judged.  Listening and seeking to understand life through your eyes, the counsellor will act as a facilitator in your sessions.  Helping you with processing difficult or complicated feelings and recognising any unhelpful patterns of behaviour.  Working together, your counsellor will aim to help you understand yourself better and support you in finding ways to bring about positive changes in your life. 

What to expect at our first meeting?

Our first meeting is an opportunity for you to tell me about yourself and what you are seeking help with. It is also a chance for you to find out about the therapy I offer, ask any questions you may have and decide if you feel I am a good fit for you.  I will ask you some questions to help me understand if I am the best person to help you.   If we both feel we can work together, we will agree a regular weekly session time.

Training, qualifications & experience


Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
BACP Certificate of Proficiency


I work in private practice and have experience of helping a diverse range of clients with their mental health and wellbeing.  I have supported clients with managing anxiety, overcoming depression, improving low self-esteem and processing trauma.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
I am committed to developing my knowledge and skills through ongoing CPD. I have completed additional learning on Transactional Analysis, Working with the Inner Child, Attachment theory and an Introduction to Jung.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Menopause and Midlife Transition

Work related issues including stress, bullying, harassment and discrimination


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

I offer clients a free initial 30 minute consultation. This gives us the opportunity to talk through how I can help you and to decide if therapy is right and if I am the right counsellor for you.

Individual sessions last 50 minutes and cost £50.00

Some concessions are available for students and those with a low income.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday, Thursdays,  9am - 5pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, 10am-7pm.

Further information

I offer face to face, online and telephone sessions.  

Ready to get in touch, please contact me or for more information please go to my website

Bath, Somerset, BA2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme
Paula Sullivan
Paula Sullivan