**GIVEN THE RECENT GUIDANCE ON SELF-ISOLATION AND SOCIAL DISTANCING, UNTIL OTHERWISE ADVISED I AM NO LONGER OFFERING FACE TO FACE COUNSELLING. IN ORDER TO OFFER SUPPORT DURING THESE UNSETTLING TIMES I AM ABLE TO OFFER EITHER TELEPHONE OR ONLINE (ZOOM) COUNSELLING. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THAT EMAIL ME WITH CONTACT DETAILS AND WE CAN DISCUSS FURTHER.
TAKE CARE. PAULINE
Hello, my name is Pauline and I am an experienced professional counsellor, working with both adults and young people. I am a person centred counsellor and I feel passionate about helping people to become more self-aware and become the very best version of themselves. Counselling is a journey of self-discovery and finding the right counsellor can feel confusing and overwhelming.
We can all experience times when life is a struggle and this can leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed and anxious. Perhaps the challenges of everyday life have left you feeling lost or depressed which in turn is making you feel isolated and alone.
Whatever your reason for considering counselling, I will provide a safe, empathic, confidential and non-judgmental space. I believe that everyone has an inner resource to find the answers to their own problems but sometimes we need help and guidance to find the answers we are looking for. Working together we will explore your feelings and emotions to help you find a new perspective on your life, find more effective ways to help you manage everyday life, so supporting you to start making different life choices. The outcomes you can expect may include a greater ability to handle life’s challenges, improved emotional well being and greater resilience to help you to move forward and be the person you really want to be.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience volunteering in a residential rehabilitation clinic (drug & alcohol) in Luton and also a Charity in Bedford, which provides counselling for 13-25 year olds (which I am still involved with). I am also a school counsellor working with upper school students.
I have experience working with many issues, including self-harm, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, low self-esteem, bullying, addiction, trauma, sexual assault, gender identity, suicidal thoughts and attempts, school and exam stress and family problems.
I can offer both short term (6-12 sessions) and long term counselling, either in Clifton, Bedfordshire or Bedford (which is wheelchair accessible). I am a registered member of the B.A.C.P. (British Association of Counsellors and Pyschotherapy) and I work within their ethical framework. I offer discounts for students and trainee counsellors.
Finding the right counsellor for you is important. If you are interested in exploring what it might be like to work with me as your counsellor, please do get in touch either by email or calling the number provided. We can arrange a free, no obligation, short telephone assessment before you decide.
BACP – Certificate of Proficiency
CPCAB - Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB – Counselling Studies
ABC – Counsellling Skills
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per session
Discounted rates available for students under 18 and trainee counsellors.
I am available Monday - Saturday and will respond to emails, phone messages within 24 hours.