Paula Abbey

Paula Abbey


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07898437229

Contact Paula

Therapist - Tarporley

Tarporley CW6
07898437229
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Currently available Tues, Wed and Thurs 9am-3pm.

About me and my therapy practice

Welcome. The past year has been difficult for so many. Perhaps you are experiencing loss? be that through a bereavement; loss of health; of the life you knew. You may have been made redundant or lost your income; a relationship may have come to an end. Experiencing a loss can uncover childhood related issues and challenges within the family dynamic; abusive or controlling relationships may intensify; some may struggle with feelings of stress, anxiety, depression and have suicidal thoughts. You may be left feeling overwhelmed, confused or alone. Your need to be heard, understood, and supported may be unfulfilled by friends and family for a variety of reasons. Speaking to an impartial, trained professional can provide a valuable source of support through these distressing times.

I take a person-centred approach to counselling, as I believe that you have the resources within yourself to grow and change. I provide a safe and confidential space for you to reflect and explore your world, without judgement or being told what to do. Instead, I will support you in your exploration so that you may find your own meaning and a way forward that is right for you. Person-centred counselling is an empowering experience of personal discovery, which provides the tools needed for continued growth long after therapy has ended.

Practice description

I fully understand the nerves which surround finding a counsellor, therefore I aim to make the process as comfortable as possible. The most important thing is that you find a therapist that you like and feel comfortable with. I always start with a free, no obligation 30-minute appointment over the phone or on Zoom, which gives us the opportunity to discuss your needs and expectations of therapy and work out if we are a good fit. 

Once therapy is agreed, it is also important to consider which method of communication fits you best. I am currently in the process of returning to face to face sessions, following social distancing guidelines. If you would prefer, we have to option to work remotely, either via Zoom or over the phone.

Sessions are 50 minutes long and the fee for each session is £50. I offer a reduced fee of £40 for students.

My first session

Prior to our first session, you will receive a welcome pack with all the information you will need to make an informed decision before you commit to therapy. 

At the start of our first session, I will take some time to answer any questions you may still have and check your understanding of our therapeutic agreement. We then take time during this first session to get to know one another. We will explore in more detail what has brought you for support and your hopes, expectations or fears of therapy. The direction and pace of exploration is led by you, in a warm and accepting environment. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Loss, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress

Types of therapy

Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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