Paula Sharland

Paula Sharland

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Exeter

Exeter EX2
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a very warm, empathic Integrative counsellor and I value the relationship element to counselling above all else. I believe that as Yalom says "therapy should not be theory driven but relationship driven."

 I am very person centred in my approach while being an Integrative counsellor allowing me to work in a variety of ways to suit the individual needs of my clients. 

I am down to earth and have vast life experience and understand the struggles that we can all face through our own individual lives. 

I have experience of working with dissabilities and can communicate using an E Trans letterboard. I also have significant experience of supporting individuals and families living with Dementia and other complex mental / physical health problems.

Practice description

I am based in Central Exeter and believe that counselling should be open to all regardless of financial status and as such, I offer a limited number of concessionary rate sessions per week. Please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss this further.

My first session

I offer a free initial telephone consultation to discuss how I work and what you are looking for. If you decide that you would like to proceed to working with me then the first session is largely about getting to know one another exploring your goals through therapy and identifying issues that you may want to explore.

I strive to make the early sessions feel as comfortable as possible realising that therapy can sometimes seem daunting. I always strive to work at your pace and value the time that it can take to build a trusting therapeutic alliance.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling