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People seek therapy for different reasons, they might feel anxious, overwhelmed, burned out, lonely.

Some people have experienced early life trauma or things currently happening in their life such as illness, divorce, addiction.
They might experience relational or work problems or need someone to talk to. Whatever the nature, no one should ever be left on their own to deal with their issues and I am here to help.

I am an integrative psychotherapist working with children and adults meaning that I tailor my sessions to your needs. I won’t try to fit you into a theoretical framework. Instead, I will guide you and sometimes challenge you to self-reflect on the issues that concern you. I use a range of techniques from my training and experience to support you in order to make the changes that you hope for. I will offer a warm and safe space where you will feel heard, accepted and understood.Psychotherapy can be an effective tool for all kinds of people and problems. It is about finding out what it’s like to be you and using proven techniques to help you overcome difficulties.

Among the areas that I specialise in are: 

Parents who are finding it difficult to relate to their children. Maybe the home environment has become challenging or you just can’t see eye to eye.
Women who are feeling lost after having children or finding it hard to cope with family pressures – such as those created by the pandemic.
Adolescents who are engaging in self-destructive behaviours, including self- harm and eating disorders, or who are suffering from depression.
Children and Adults with ASD, ADHD. 
Adults who have a tendency towards perfectionism, or who put themselves under pressure or take care of others to their own detriment. They may be high achievers.
I cannot say exactly how many sessions you will need or what will happen in these sessions as every person is different. However, I can promise that I will use all of my skills and experience to help you tackle the issues you are facing. I will treat you with compassion and respect at all times. And everything we discuss will be treated in strictest confidence.

How does it work?

How I work is that I listen to you and what you bring, I ask questions and try to understand your outlook on life and what brings you to therapy at this particular time. My aim is to get a sense of who you are and how you are with yourself and with others. I truly believe that being heard and seen can be exceptionally healing and having a space to reflect and make sense of who you are can have huge benefits.

I am an integrative psychotherapist, meaning that I tailor my sessions to your needs. I won’t try to fit you into a theoretical framework, but rather I will guide you, sometimes challenge you, to self reflect on the issues that are concerning you. I use a range of techniques from my training and experience to support you to make the changes that you hope for. I will offer a warm and safe space where you will feel heard, accepted and understood.

I am an integrative psychotherapist, meaning that I tailor my sessions to your needs. I won’t try to fit you into a theoretical framework, but rather I will guide you, sometimes challenge you, to self reflect on the issues that are concerning you. I use a range of techniques from my training and experience to support you to make the changes that you hope for. I will offer a warm and safe space where you will feel heard, accepted and understood.

You might be looking for support for your children or teenagers who might be struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders or expressing how they feel. You might be going through a divorce and you feel like they might need a platform to sound their point of view. You might have noticed some changes in their behaviour that have left you feeling concerned. Maybe they are spending too much time isolating themselves in their room and you do not know what to do.

Perhaps you are facing difficulties within your family, struggling to relate to your children or with setting boundaries.  Maybe you have realised that you have been isolating or behaving self destructively and are ready to find ways to improve your self-esteem and make positive changes in your life. You may have realised that you do not want to parent in the same way that you have been parented but feel like you are going around in circles.

My aim is to listen, understand and to connect with your story and to provide a warm, welcoming and safe space for you.

If you would like to see if the way I work might suit you, I invite you to book a free 15 min phone introductory consultation. This will be a chance for us to interact and see if the way I work is suited to your present needs. There is no obligation to enter into therapy after this phone call as it is really important that you find a person that you feel comfortable with.

Working with Parents and Parents-to-be

As a parent myself I am particularly interested in working with parents and parents-to -be. I recognise that, while becoming a parent can be a joyful experience, it can also be a huge challenge, especially for people who grew up in dysfunctional families.

 Childhood and developmental trauma affects the way we operate in the world, on many different levels, and this can be thrown into the spotlight when we have children of our own. The strategies we have developed to help us cope may hamper us from creating the life we want and can impact our relationships with our children.

 In my work as a psychotherapist, I help clients to understand the impact that such early trauma has on our brains and our bodies. I help them to see how certain responses can become normalised and how this affects their ability to parent. Most importantly, I show them how they can adapt these responses so their experience of parenthood is more positive and rewarding.

Being a parent is a tough job and there can be many different reasons why people seek extra support from a therapist. It might be because family dynamics have become very strained and difficult. Or because of challenges your children or teenagers are facing. Or you might seek support because of difficulties around adoption or fostering, or something else altogether.

 I work one-to-one with parents or with whole families. In family therapy, my approach is to ensure that everyone within the family feels heard and understood. Individuals have an opportunity to express what is going on for them. And we agree a plan to try and tackle the issues and agree a more positive way forward.

 If you are a parent, parent-to-be or family experiencing difficulties, I offer a free 30-minute consultation so we can discuss the problems you’re facing and get to know each other a little in a safe, non-judgmental space. It’s essential that you feel comfortable opening up to me so this is something I offer to all potential clients. There is absolutely no obligation to continue if you don’t want to and I won’t ask you to explain your decision. 

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy


Psychotherapy is an opportunity for children to find new ways of expressing their emotions and communicating the issues they face in an open and non-judgmental environment. This offers the right atmosphere to begin addressing their problems and building their self-esteem.

Child therapy is a way of helping a child or young person make sense of angry, painful, sad or confusing thoughts and feelings. A creative psychotherapist is trained to work with children and young people of all ages through drama, play, movement, drawing and talking about events and experiences. This offers an opportunity for a young person to learn the means which allow them to safely explore their needs.

Child Psychotherapy doesn’t mean that there is something wrong with your child. It simply means that at present-time they can benefit from some support and having a space to reflect on a current issue. It’s a space for your child to express their feelings in a supportive and safe environment.

When working with younger children I work closely with parents and families, if appropriate, joint parent-child sessions are offered, following an initial assessment. Psychotherapy sessions are confidential unless the child is at risk or other children might be at risk.

Psychotherapy can help with a range of issues, but some of the most common include;

Bereavement,
Change of family circumstance,
internet addiction
Bullying,
Social media anxiety,
Self-harm,
Eating disorders,
Physical or sexual abuse,
Parental divorce or separation,
Moving to a new place or attending a new school,

Adult Psychotherapy

People seek therapy for different reasons, they might feel anxious, overwhelmed, burned out or lonely.

Some people have experienced early life trauma or things currently happening in their life such as illness, divorce or addiction.

They might experience relational or work problems or need someone to talk to. Whatever nature, no one should ever be left alone to deal with their issues and I am here to help.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling

MA in Arts Psychotherapy

Intermediate Level Certificate in Family and Couple Psychotherapy

Foundation Level Certificate in Family and Couple Psychotherapy

Further training:

  • Child and Adolescence Development from Integrative Perspective
  • Child Psychiatry and Child Mental Health
  • Court Report and Expert Witness Skills
  • Attachment & Trauma
  • Neuroscience
  • Eating Disorders
  • An introduction to sand tray

I am registered with UKCP, HCPC

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.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Fees

Additional information

Please contact me for a no-obligation 15 min telephone FREE chat to check that what I offer fits with what you are looking for and if not I can make alternative recommendations.

Availability

Please contact me via phone or email.

Chiltern Mind, Unit 23
Chiltern Business Centre
63-65 Woodside Road
Amersham
Buckinghamshire
HP6 6AA

Harley Street
London
W1G 9PA

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Families
Organisations

Additional languages

Polish

Paulina Treanor

Paulina Treanor