Paula Breen

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M.A. Psych, PG Dipls. Psych & Supervision. UKCP Registered.
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London SW20 & W1G
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

Creating space for new insights and possibilities for you the Therapist and for your Clients to evolve are important.  Weaving a number of different models of Supervision (see below), we can explore what goes on between you and your Clients with honesty and with great compassion.  Celebrating breakthroughs and the learning they bring, as well as exploring inevitable difficulties, 'stuckness' or confusion that arise in your work are all welcome.  This often begins to happen once you feel safe enough to offload, an important element in building the Supervisory relationship.

Models of Supervision that weave through my work are:
Hawkins and Shohet's 'Seven-eyed Model'
Michael Carroll's 'Tasks of Supervision Model' and
Page and Woskett's 'Cyclical Model'.  
Recent CPD training with Robin Shohet and Joan Shohet (nee Wilmot) focuses particular awareness on the Transference and Countertransference phenomena. 

In addition to "talking Supervision" - we might explore client material through:

  • your visceral experience (physical symptoms) in your work
  • the value of body movement
  • the use of sound 
  • the exploration of dreams
  • a creative visualisation process

These can be valuable tools to bypass the 'rational' to help you access a deeper understanding and to additionally enable your Clients to access their own deeper understanding of themselves; it can be particularly valuable when helping clients who have experienced Trauma.
I work intuitively and with very close attunement to the material you present – mindful of both your wellbeing and ultimately, of course, the wellbeing of your Clients.  If you also work in this way, it may boost your confidence to work with someone with a similar style.  Conversely, if you are aware of being "heady", primarily attracted to cognitive ways of working, you might find my style enriching, helping you to broaden your skills to access more information than previously.

My approach to Trauma work is informed by Peter Levine, Gabor Mate, Bessel van der Kolk and Carolyn Spring among others.

The Transpersonal lens is always present and always adds value.

Please get in touch if you would like to set up an initial session.


SW20:               £80
London W1:     £120

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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.

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My practice does not comply with building regulations, but please feel free to call me if you would like to discuss access.

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I am a UKCP registered Supervisor. Creating space for new insights and possibilities to emerge between you and your Client is key to my practice.

Paula Breen
Paula Breen