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Paula Wright Counsellor And Creative Therapist (MBACP) POOLE, BH12 & BH21

About me

Take a moment to ask yourself how you are feeling today and yesterday and perhaps even the last week or month. You might be feeling a mixture of emotions making it difficult to enjoy life, causing you distress and unhappiness. It’s not easy asking for help but however you are feeling I am here to support you to understand what is troubling you and together find a way forward.

I will offer you a safe and confidential space to talk freely. I will not judge you but listen to you with empathy as new awareness and insight grows about yourself and what is important to you.

In my professional and personal life I have found no two people alike.  The therapeutic relationship and the work we do together will be unique. To help support this I draw on different models of therapy, adapting what feels most helpful to you.

I'm a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and a member of the BACP which means I  am guided by their ethical framework.

For those interested in working creatively.

Sometimes people can struggle to express how they are feeling. They feel unable to find the words and feel blocked making it difficult to make progress. Working creatively can offer another way of reaching parts of us that are difficult to access.  This doesn't mean painting a master piece; far from it. It's more about the experience of using materials such as clay and paint, objects such as stones, imagery, movement, sound or working outside using nature. This approach can bring about new meaning and understanding.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Creative Arts Therapies
  • Diploma in Social Work
  • Professional Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Continuing Professional Development

  • Abuse and Trauma Counselling
  • Working with the body in counselling and psychotherapy
  • Compassionate Focused therapy with Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)
  • Mindfulness (MBSR)
  • Loving Kindness
  • Mindfulness Eating
  • Equality, Diversity and Anti-Oppressive Practice
  • Walk and Talk Therapy
  • Foundation course in Art Therapy
  • Foundation course in Dance Movement Therapy

Additional experience

  • Disability and living with long term health conditions
  • Carers
  • Bereavement

Member organisations


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)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Additional information

£40 per session (50 mins)

I offer a free telephone consultation for us to discuss how we might work together and if you feel I am the right person.

I have some low cost sessions available for students, trainee counsellors or those on low incomes so please contact me.  Payment by cash or BACS


Currently available Monday - Friday. Evening appointments available.

Further information

I am able to see clients at different venues offering flexibility, one of which is fully accessible. Please contact me by calling, texting or sending me an email.

I hold full indemnity and public liability insurance.

The number of sessions needed will vary from person to person. Short term and long term can mean different things to different people. Therefore I generally offer an initial 4 - 6 sessions after which we can discuss what you feel would be most helpful for you.



Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Paula Wright Counsellor And Creative Therapist (MBACP) POOLE, BH12 & BH21

Paula Wright Counsellor And Creative Therapist (MBACP) POOLE, BH12 & BH21