My Approach

My approach is Integrative, which is a combined approach to counselling that brings together different elements of specific therapies.  I believe in 'one size doesn't fit all' and I use these different elements to meet the needs of the client.

I use elements of psychodynamic theory and practice, humanistic theory and practice, therapeutic play, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) theory and practice

With young children, I use therapeutic play.  The child communicates through play, creating their inner world, experiences and feelings.  This work is non-directive and different mediums are used, such as clay, sand, art, toys etc.  

I offer a safe, non-judgemental space where people can talk about their struggles and difficulties.  As a Counsellor, I will not tell you what to do, together we can explore and understand the difficulties you are experiencing and work out a way forward. 

At times life can be tough and things can happen that are out of our control.  These things can have a significant impact on our lives; our everyday functioning, our emotional health and our physical health.  People often return to counselling to address these difficulties.  

​Areas I Work With:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety 

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Life transitions

  • Self-esteem

  • Eating issues

  • Post-Traumatic stress 

  • College/School related issues

  • Stress

  • Sexual abuse

  • Physical abuse

  • Emotional abuse

  • Domestic abuse

  • Work related issues

  • Anger issues

  • Bullying

  • Autism

  • Child related issues

  • Miscarriage/Termination

  • Self harm

  • Young carers

  • Foster carers

  • Adolescence issues

  • Identity

  • LGBT 

  • Grief, loss, or bereavement

  • Separation / divorce

  • School refusal

Contact Me

I would thoroughly recommend Paula, particularly her enthusiasm and vast knowledge of the kind of mental health issues our students struggle with. She has helped them manage their anxieties, allowing them to thrive in the school and be happier in their personal lives.

Haven Manager

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