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I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and an 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 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 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 and the charity sector, and in partnership with the local authority, all of which have been located in deprived areas. I also 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
- 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
- Working with Children and Young People with SEN
- Childhood sexual abuse
- Domestic violence and abuse
- Mental health first aid
- Understanding ADHD
- Foetal alcohol spectrum disorders
- Sex work talking about and this is abuse
- Challenging behaviour
- MEBP 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
- NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming)
BACP Registered and NCS Registered (accred)
CYYP - Member of Childrens and Young People Division of the BACP
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Initial assessment £50
Individuals (Adults, Children and Young People) £45 for 50 minutes
Individuals (Adults only) Double session - 1hr 40mins £85
Student Counsellors - £35 for 50 minutes
Home visit initial assessment (everyone) £55
Home visit session (everyone) - £55 for 50 minutes
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
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Learning Makaton|
9am - 9pm weekdays. Unavailable Saturday and Sunday. although will respond to enquiries.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|