Paula Paynter

Paula Paynter

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Sheffield

Sheffield S10
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

Welcome. I am Paula and I have been a qualified counsellor since 2007. During our lives we can all encounter times of difficulties and challenges, changes in mood, thoughts and feelings. I offer clients a safe, non-judgemental and confidential place in which to explore these concerns and challenges. In the process enabling them to work through and reconnect with themselves with a greater understanding and compassion.

My core training was in person centred therapy, which empowers the client to find their own answers and inner resources to the situations they bring to counselling. I ensure each client is acknowledged as an individual with their own individual concerns, emotions and experiences. Following my training I have continued to train in other areas of therapeutic work. This knowledge and experience I bring to the sessions to ensure I can work alongside side you safely and effectively.

I acknowledge past experiences and trauma can impact on our present emotional wellbeing. Sometimes these emotions can take us by surprise and be unsettling. Counselling can give you the place to explore this, see patterns emerging and find within yourself ways of understanding the impact your past experience can have on life now. Then after developing your own ways of understanding exploring how to move forward with renewed self-awareness and confidence.

Since qualifying I have continued my own development and training. I have gained specialist knowledge in working with clients who have experienced traumatic experiences resulting in PTSD. Additionally, I have also qualified to work as a supervisor.

I have experience within the NHS as a nurse for many years and also as a counsellor working with clients who have experienced pregnancy related problems and loss. I have also worked with NHS staff who are psychologically impacted by their day to day work.

Practice description

I have worked with clients presenting a wide varietity of issues – sometimes you might not be aware of what the issue is however feel it would be beneficial to share your thoughts and emotions in a safe and confidential setting. In this setting I can work together with you at this time in your life.

I also hold a Supervisors qualification. I offer supervision sessions to qualified counsellors and nursing/medical staff.

What I Can Help With -

Anxiety, bereavement, pregnancy loss, still birth, infertility, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, HIV/Aids, PTSD, dissociation, redundancy, self-esteem, depression, stress, trauma, childhood related issues, health related issues.

Clients I Work With


How I Deliver Counselling

I offer online and telephone counselling sessions. These sessions can be time limited or long term. Each session will cost £50 and will last 50 minutes.

My first session

Your first session will be 60 minutes in length and this will enable us to assess if counselling with myself is the best way forward for you at this time. This session also gives you the opportunity to ask any questions around counselling which you might have.

What I can help with

Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Telephone counselling