Hi, I'm Pauline and I'm an integrative counsellor based in north London, and a registered member of the BACP. I gained my qualification at the renowned CPPD counselling school.
I came across this definition of peace some time ago, and it really resonated with me:
"peace. it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart". (unknown)
I chose to call my practice @ peace counselling because my aim is to help my clients to find a way to feel at peace with themselves, to help to withstand whatever everyday life throws at them.
HOW CAN I HELP?
People from all kinds of backgrounds seek counselling for all kinds of reasons. My aim as your counsellor is to work with your emotional, physical and life experiences to address any concerns, difficulties or issues you may be struggling with, in a safe, non-judgmental environment, to try to find a way to feel more at peace with yourself.
If you'd like to come along for a consultation to find out if you would like to begin counselling with me, then I can offer an introductory price for your initial session. The consultation session is slightly longer so that I can get some background from you, and so that you can ask me any questions.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM COUNSELLING WITH ME?
Some of the counselling approaches I work with are person-centred, transactional analysis, psychodynamic and gestalt. I work with dreams, imagery, poetry, artwork and various other media that you might like to bring to your sessions to work with..
So if you are currently experiencing or have experienced any of the following: depression, emotional abuse, low self-esteem, physical abuse, eating disorders, grief, relationship difficulties, work related stress, anxiety, betrayal, bullying, identity issues, anger, childhood trauma, sexual abuse, family issues, low self-confidence, or if you have any questions about how I may be able to help you, please do not hesitate to contact me.
It could be that a family member is struggling with one of these issues or has been diagnosed with a mental health issue and you are finding this a challenge. Would it be helpful for you to gain some support yourself in order to help your loved one? If so, please give me a call.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications gained at CPPD counselling school:
Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
Some of the work I've done with my clients include: anxiety cultural identity, eating disorders, low self-esteem, domestic violence, abandonment, bereavement, childhood sexual abuse, depression, trafficking, adoption, emotional abuse, anger, bullying, relationships, anxiety, work-related stress, unresolved childhood issues, revenge porn, OCD, body issues etc.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees are according to location:
Friern Barnet N11 = £60.00 per hour
Harley Street W1 = £85.00 per hour
Reduced initial consultation fee
Special student rate = £40.00 per hour