" Paula is a therapist who focuses on building yourself, which I didn't know I needed. She is all about empathy for the self and increasing self confidence which in my opinion is the first step to getting better, as without believing in yourself you can't do anything". CH
Hi I'm Paula. and firstly a warm welcome, it is
important to find the right counselor for you. So please take the time to read through my profile and be assured I will endeavor to work with you in the best way
I am a registered member of the BACP with over 1000 hours (4 years) professional experience in counselling.
I have helped clients overcome stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse and gain self esteem and confidence.
Before becoming a counselor I worked in the voluntary sector helping vulnerable people with a whole range of different and complex issues. I co-created and delivered an award winning Mental Health Program called 'Take the Weight of your Mind' which aim was to build self-esteem, emotional resilience and empowerment.
I believe that everyone is unique and as a result have different issues. Therefore different issues need different approaches. I use an integrative approach which uses the best bits from many counselling modalities and is adaptable and flexible depending on your type of issue.
"Paula was such an important contact point for me when I was at a really low point. She was patient, empathetic and always centred the conversation on how I felt about approaching things in different ways. She gave me a space to speak about my feelings openly without feeling judged, and helped me formulate srategies for coping with difficult times and negative thoughts. These are coping mechamisms iIcan take forward with me, iIam very grateful for my sessions with Paula". LD
In our first session i will be gathering information about your background and presenting issues so that I can gain an idea about the best approach and tailor the therapy to your needs. We will discuss, confidentiality and your expectations of counselling and talk about specific goals that you may like to focus on.
I offer concessions for unemployed or retired people, if you feel you may apply please contact me to find out more. If you would like to find out more about about me, and what I can do for you then please get in touch. I offer a free 15 minute consultation via video call, telephone or text. During the consultation, you will have the opportunity to hear more about the way in which I work, ask any questions and get a feel of what working together will look like.
I am based in Kingsthorpe Northampton, but since the pandemic i have been been offering online counselling as well, via video, telephone or text.
Cost of sessions £45 for 50 minutes
"Paula has been very supportive, non judgemental and flexible with how things are done, She is calm and reasurring and very knowledgable and experienced. I am very happy with her so far". JM
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
Certificate in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Certificate in Applying Neuroscience in Counselling Practice
Certifiicate in Autism Masking
Certificate in Counselling ADHD
Certificate in Counselling Autistic Clients
Certificate in Recognising and working with Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Certificate in working with Autism
Certificate in Working with Hard to Help Clients
Certificate in Working with Personality Disorders
Certificate in Working with Suicidal Clients
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Accredited Life Coach Course
OCR Level 3 in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
NCFE Level 2 Award in Mentoring
Certificate in ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Diploma in Stress Management
Diploma in Nutrition
BACP Membership Number 00917022: Registered Member 386877