Paulina Treanor

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MA, MA, AdvDip, UKCP, HCPC, reg. Psychotherapist
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Amersham HP6 & London W1G
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I'm Paulina and I'm here to be your guide on your journey to emotional well-being. As a passionate psychotherapist and counsellor, I believe that every person's story is unique, and I'm here to help you navigate the ups and downs of life.
Whether you're facing overwhelming stress, relationship challenges, or simply seeking personal growth, I offer a safe and judgment-free space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. Together, we'll work towards understanding your inner world, developing coping strategies, and achieving the positive changes you seek.
With a compassionate and holistic approach to therapy, I draw from various therapeutic modalities to tailor our sessions to your specific needs. My goal is to empower you to discover your inner strengths and build resilience, fostering lasting happiness and fulfilment.
Let's embark on this transformative journey together, one step at a time. I'm excited to get to know you and support you on the path to a happier and healthier life.

As a therapist specialising in working with individuals and couples who are neurodivergent, including those with autism and ADHD, I understand the nuanced challenges and strengths associated with these conditions. Whether it's navigating social interactions, managing sensory sensitivities, or coping with executive functioning difficulties, I provide a compassionate and knowledgeable approach to therapy. In addition to addressing the unique needs of autism and ADHD, I also support clients in navigating the process of neurodiverse unmasking. This involves creating a safe space where individuals can explore their authentic selves and cultivate self-awareness and acceptance. Through evidence-based techniques and a collaborative therapeutic relationship, I empower my clients to embrace their neurodiversity, build self-confidence, and foster meaningful connections with themselves and others. 

Couples and Relationship Psychotherapy and Counselling 
I have a passion for helping couples build stronger, healthier relationships. My approach to couples psychotherapy is founded on empathy, trust, and a commitment to helping you and your partner navigate the challenges you face together. 

My Approach:
I believe that every couple is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution to relationship issues. My approach is highly personalized, drawing from various therapeutic modalities, including:
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT): I help you identify and express your emotions in a safe and supportive environment, fostering a deeper connection between you and your partner.
Communication Skills: Effective communication is at the heart of any successful relationship. I will provide tools and techniques to improve how you and your partner communicate and resolve conflicts.
Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques: I will incorporate mindfulness practices to help you stay present in your relationship and manage stress effectively.
Attachment Theory: Understanding attachment styles can be transformative for couples. I will guide you in exploring your attachment patterns and how they impact your relationship dynamics.
Problem-Solving Strategies: I will work with you to develop practical problem-solving skills, so you can tackle issues as a team.

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.

 Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
 I am passionate about helping children navigate the challenges of growing up. With over a decade of experience, I specialize in providing a safe and nurturing space for kids and adolescence to express themselves.
My approach combines evidence-based therapies with creativity, using play, art, and storytelling to connect with young minds. Together, we'll help your child build resilience, cope with challenges, and nurture their inner strengths. I'm committed to supporting families through the ups and downs of childhood, fostering growth and happiness.

Trauma and PTSD: Working with children who have experienced traumatic events or suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Anxiety and Depression: Providing therapy for children struggling with anxiety disorders or depression.

Behavioral Disorders: Addressing behavioral issues, such as ADHD, conduct disorders, or oppositional defiant disorder.

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Supporting children with autism and their families in developing social and emotional skills.

Attachment and Relationship Issues: Helping children build healthy attachments and navigate relationship difficulties.

Family Therapy: Working with families to improve communication and resolve conflicts that impact children's well-being.
Grief and Loss: Assisting children coping with the loss of a loved one or other significant life changes.

School-Related Challenges: Addressing academic and social difficulties that affect a child's well-being and development.

Developmental Disorders: Providing intervention and support for children with developmental delays or disorders. 

What to Expect:
When you bring your child to my practice, you can expect a warm and non-judgmental atmosphere. I engage with children through age-appropriate activities and communication, making therapy sessions enjoyable and beneficial. I also work closely with parents and guardians to foster understanding and support at home.
Adult Psychotherapy
I am a dedicated therapist with a passion for helping adults thrive. I provide a warm and non-judgmental space for you to explore your unique journey. My approach combines evidence-based therapies with a focus on your strengths. Together, we'll tackle issues like anxiety, depression, life transitions, and more. I'm here to guide you towards personal growth, resilience, and a happier life. Let's work together to empower you to overcome obstacles and live your best life. I providing holistic and individualized care to support you mental and emotional well-being. My approach integrates various therapeutic modalities to create a customized treatment plan that addresses each client's unique needs.
I  believes that every individual is unique and deserves a personalized approach to therapy. I draws from a diverse range of evidence-based modalities, tailoring my approach to each client's specific goals and challenges.
Areas of Specialization:
Anxiety and Stress Management
Depression and Mood Disorders
Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Relationship and Communication Issues
Self-esteem and Self-confidence
Life Transitions and Adjustments
Grief and Loss

Training, qualifications & experience

MA in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling

MA in Arts Psychotherapy

Advanced Diploma in Couples 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

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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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I specialize in Relationship Issues, Family Conflicts and Neurodiversity. 
I see individuals and couples 

Hill Avenue, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP6 5BD

Harley Street, London, W1G 9PA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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