Paula Sharland

Paula Sharland

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Exeter

Exeter EX1
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a 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 down to earth and have vast life experience and understand the struggles that we can all face through our own individual lives. I work with people of all ages and backgrounds and through my work I have the privilege to work alongside people as they bravely face their challenges creating moments of sanctuary where they can gain perspective and find their way.

As an integrative counsellor, I can draw on different modalities to tailor the sessions to the needs of the individual that I am working with. We are, after all, all unique beings! I offer a safe, confidential and non judgemental space to explore whatever is causing you discomfort in a warm, gentle and supportive way.

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.

I strive to make the early sessions feel comfortable realising that embarking on therapy can sometimes feel daunting. I will ensure to work at your pace, valuing the time that it can take to build a trusting relationship and therapeutic alliance.

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.

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

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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