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Paula Williams MNCS Prof Accred/MBACP Counsellor/ Clinical Supervisior

Chatham, Kent, ME5
07760372770 07760372770 Registered / Accredited
Chatham, Kent, ME5

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I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and a Clinical Supervisor. I am a Accredited Professional Registrant (MNCS Prof Accred) with the National Counselling Society. I am also a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist). As well as being a member of the BACP, I have also passed the bacp's enhanced level certificate of proficiency.  I hold a Specialist Certificate in Clinical Supervision with an emphasis on supervision of the substance abuse counsellor.
I have regular supervision with a registered supervisor and hold a current Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate (DBS) and indemnity insurance. I am an Approved CPCAB (Counselling And Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) tutor, also a EFT Master Practitioner, and an Accredited Infant loss Practitioner. I work with Children, Young People and Adults.

I am a hard working counsellor giving time diligently, professionally, physically and mentally. I am rewarded in enabling a fellow human to cope and to overcome the troubles they may have. I simply love working as a Therapist and am passionate about providing children, young people and adults with the emotional and therapeutic support in order for them to have better childhoods and lives. Talking with someone who is not part of your daily life can help you gain insight and understanding of yourself and relieve suffering.

I am a experienced school Counsellor. Here I work extensively with children and young people, many who have also experienced chronic trauma, loss and abuse, who have subsequently been placed within the looked after system or adoption. Working with primary and secondary schools, Medway youth services, the charity sector, and in partnership with the local authority, all of which have been located in deprived areas. I work for EAP providers, supporting mental health in the workplace.

I am experienced in working with disabled people and those with learning difficulties, ADHD and ASD, etc. I also work closely with Military families. I have a particular interest in complex mental health, as it relates to physical and social wellbeing. I work with PTSD, Bipolar, emotional regulation disorder, Schizophrenia and Borderline personality disorders to name a few.

I work from a Humanistic perspective where my approach to counselling is using person centred to increase a person’s feelings of self-worth and reduce the incongruence they have when entering therapy, between the ideal and actual self, and help a person become a fully functioning person reaching their full potential. My role is to offer a safe space, to listen, understand and accept in a non judgemental manner. As a Humanistic therapist I work to establish a relationship with my clients in which I hope they are able to develop their self-awareness.

I believe that a good therapist should give you what you need in therapy, and why I am knowledgeable in therapy, I also try to be flexible enough to adapt to who the client is and what they may need. The relationship we establish is fundamental to the work we do and can offer important insights about other relationships in your life

I am a creative therapist and alongside talking therapies I also use many creative tools, which include play therapy, music, drama, art and sand trays etc. I use visualisation and Mindfulness-based techniques and draw from many modalities, including Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Psychosynthesis and CBT to name a few. I also use EFT (emotional freedom technique)

My private practice is situated in a detached office space I have at my home address in a quiet area of Walderslade, Kent, away from busy offices and noise, where there is also parking and direct transport links into the city centres.

The therapy space I offer is calm and relaxing, where clients can feel safe to express themselves freely.

I offer one to one sessions for both long and short term work.

I cover all local areas for home visits, which include: Chatham, Rainham, Rochester, Gillingham and Strood (subject to parking restrictions and parking fees)

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Dip in Humanistic counselling
  • Specialist Certificate in Clinical Supervision with an emphasis on supervision of the substance abuse counsellor
  • Mindfulness-based CBT Dip
  • Certificates in counselling studies
  • Child psychology Cert
  • EFT Master practitioner
  • Accredited infant loss Practitioner
  • Crisis management within the emergency services
  • How to teach understanding substance misuse (USM -L2)
  • Life coaching
  • Certified online and telephone Counselling
  • Makaton
  • Working with Suicide and Self-Harm
  • Working with Children and Young People with SEN
  • Childhood sexual abuse
  • PTSD
  • Trauma
  • Domestic violence and abuse
  • Mental health first aid
  • ADHD
  • Foetal alcohol spectrum disorders
  • Sex work talking about and this is abuse
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Mentor training
  • Working with children therapeutically
  • Induction and safeguarding training
  • Attachment theory self awareness in the counsellor
  • Working with metaphor
  • Helping children tell their stories
  • Making endings with children
  • Delivering place to talk
  • Group work facilitating training
  • Group work
  • Training for trainers
  • UK/European symposium on addictive disorders
  • Trauma
  • NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming)


BACP Registered and NCS Registered (accred)

CYYP - Member of Childrens and Young People Division of the BACP

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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.

National Counselling Society

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 and behavioural therapies
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

Initial assessment £50

Sessions are

Individuals (Adults, Children and Young People) Daytime £45 for 50 minutes Evenings £50 for 50 mins

Individuals Double session -  Daytime £90 1hr 40mins - Evening £95 1hr 40mins

Home visit initial assessment (everyone) £60

Home visit session (everyone) - £55 for 50 minutes

I am able to see children and young people at their school if this preferred and agreed by all parties involved. Arrangements for this will be discussed at the initial meeting.

Further information

Testimonials

Paula has a way of making you feel at ease straight away. She is a highly experienced therapist who offers a wide range of approaches to deal with issues that may be affecting your everyday life. Paula adapted different approaches, strategies and methods to suit my needs. I don’t know what I would have done without her. She helped me enormously when I was a trying to cope with a new baby, being a lone parent without my family to support me. She helped me change my life for the better! Thank you -

Brompton Children’s Centre

Paula has helped our children tremendously. Working with them on a weekly basis supporting them to improve their behaviours by using a wide range of approaches to assist them to making changes. When working with emotional issues, she uses play as one of her methods; some of our children have to deal with extreme complexed lives at such an early age, many who do not want to talk. However, Paula has this amazing presence and ability which helps them to express themselves through, sand, drawing and puppets. She really is amazing in the way she approaches each child, bringing them through their problems.

Oasis Skinner Street

Paula has worked for the Medway Youth Service for just over 3 years based at Woodlands Youth Centre, delivering counselling to young people within Medway.  During her time with us Paula has dealt with many young people presenting a variety of issues, some of which have been very complex. Paula is extremely professional and a pleasure to work alongside.

Sharon McCauley – NYA youth Worker of the Year 2014

Chatham
Kent
ME5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Learning Makaton

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

9am - 9pm weekdays. 9am - 9pm weekends (although I do not work every weekend) I will always respond to enquiries.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I hold a Specialist Certificate in Clinical Supervision with an emphasis on supervision of the substance abuse counsellor.  As a new supervisor,  I am accumulating clinical hours with supervisees in addition to the certificate that I have already obtained, therefore I am looking for additional supervisees from September 2020 and I am offering a reduced fee of £20hr until Jan 2021.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Paula Williams  MNCS Prof Accred/MBACP Counsellor/ Clinical Supervisior

Paula Williams MNCS Prof Accred/MBACP Counsellor/ Clinical Supervisior