Paula Wright Counsellor And Creative Therapist (MBACP) POOLE, BH12 & BH21
Life can be a struggle.
Sometimes we feel we have lost our way, finding it difficult to know which way to turn.
Sometimes we feel we have lost touch with who we are and what would best support us.
Sometimes we can resolve these difficulties ourselves, but sometimes we need support to do this. Counselling can help by providing you with a safe space to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in the strictest of confidence.
I will listen to you with sensitivity and empathy and be attentive and responsive. I will not judge or try and change you but support you as you explore a range of emotions which are troubling you. As you gain new awareness about yourself and your world, new paths and possibilities may open in front of 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 am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means I am guided by their Ethical framework which promotes a commitment to professional standards and practice.
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)
- Meeting Attachment Needs of Looked After Children
- Equality, Diversity and Anti-Oppressive Practice
- Wilderness based therapy
- Foundation course in Art Therapy
- Foundation course in Dance Movement Therapy
- Disability and living with long term health conditions
- Sensory impairment
- Domestic violence
- HIV/Hep C
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£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
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 and a current DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service)
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Currently available Monday - Friday. Evening appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|