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Counsellor MBACP

About me

I am currently offering zoom and telephone sessions only.

Hi, my name is Pauline and since you are reading my page I imagine you would like some aspect of your life to change. Your concerns may be about difficult emotions that feel overwhelming such as anxiety, feeling sad, depression or anger and you may be struggling to like yourself. Perhaps you have relationship or family issues or would like to work on ways to improve how you relate to people. Or you may be coming to terms with a bereavement, loss or trauma in your life and are looking to process your experiences and see a way forward. We come to therapy for many reasons.

Life can be tough and sometimes we need extra support. You are not alone, talking to someone who is trained to listen and respond in a certain way can be profoundly helpful. If your emotions are overwhelming or confusing then talking about them can bring clarity. Sharing our anxiety is the first step to making it more manageable, and if you have suffered a deep loss then having someone to walk with you through your grief can help the healing process enormously.

I invite you to sit down with me in a warm, relaxed, safe space where you can tell me what is concerning you and I will listen very carefully without judgement. I can help you make better sense of your experiences together with your thoughts and feelings, and explore options. I help you to uncover meanings and recognise patterns, providing you with greater self-awareness. And I help you to think more kindly of yourself and gain a clearer understanding of your relationships with others.

I offer short, medium and long term work depending on your needs. I will help you develop strategies and ways to cope in the future in a confidential setting.

My counselling experience is vast and includes:

* Anxiety, including Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Social Anxiety

* Depression

* Low mood and sadness

* Relationship issues

* Bereavement and loss

* Abuse

* Work related stress

* Low self-esteem

* Personal development

* Low self-confidence

The world can be a very stressful place that can drain us emotionally and physically. I therefore offer zoom and telephone sessions from the comfort of your own home. I use secure end-to-end encrypted video conferencing for your safety with zoom.

Please contact me by text or email. I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation where you can decide if you want to go ahead with counselling with me.

How many sessions will I need?

The amount of sessions depends on your needs and we would regularly review our work together to ensure we are making progress that is meaningful to you and the space to decide on how you want to proceed.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Counselling Foundation Degree in Humanistic Therapies (Person Centred, Gestalt, Existential and TA)
  • Bereavement and Loss training
  • Up to date Safeguarding Training
  • Play Therapy training through CCAMHS
  • Suicide Intervention Training
  • Stand Alone Masters in Counselling Children and Young People
  • Self Harm Awareness

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 per session

When I work

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I run my practice from 8am until 6pm so can be flexible with my availability. Earlier start times can be arranged subject to availability.

Further information

If you have read my profile and would like to arrange an initial session please call, text or email me so that we can arrange a suitable time to meet.

2 Alexandra Road, Bristol, Somerset, BS8

City Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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