Paula Brown

Paula Brown


Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07835 424945
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Therapist - Mansfield

Mansfield NG18
07835 424945
Sessions from £45.00

Features

Availability

Availability:  

Monday-Thursday:  09.00-19.00


About me and my therapy practice

I am a friendly approachable counsellor, I am here to support and you guide you through your current way of being.

I will support you to work through what's going on for you currently, providing you with coping techniques and strategies, if needed. I can provide you with a space to understand and recognise your needs.

I explain counselling in an every-day way, what you are currently experiencing maybe coming from a build-up of life events or you are not feeling like your normal self.

I will support you to break down and understand what's been going on for you, by understanding what's getting in your way to progress, helps you to focus on what is important in your life.

I see counselling as an opportunity to explore your needs, recognise the whole of you - working with you holistically to explore your mental, emotional and physical health needs as well as your general wellbeing in all areas of life i.e. home, work and relationships.

I adapt my knowledge, skills and experience to your individual needs. The space is yours to express what you need in a safe and comfortable environment. This can enable you to work through and understand how to cope, and adjust in your own unique way and time and find a way forward. 

Practice description

I work with humanistic therapies which focuses on self-development, helping you to recognise strengths and choices in the here and now.

My core training (Level 4 Diploma) included Person-Centred Therapy and CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy). My psychotherapy training (Level 5 Diploma) continued learning and understanding working within a humanistic framework.

I integrate this learning into my practice by working with:

Person-centred therapy works with building the therapeutic relationship and includes working in an empathic (deeply understanding), unconditional positive regard (accepting) and genuine (congruent) way. This therapy includes being open to experience, being trusting and trustworthy, being curious about the world, being creative and compassionate. Person-centred therapy is part of a humanistic approach to therapy.

I also integrate CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), to support with any stuck/repetitive patterns of behaviour. When you understand how you are responding to difficult situations/behaviours, you can then understand how to break down them down, by understanding negative thinking, emotions and behaviours to consider more positive alternatives in your way of thinking and feeling.

I also work with Mindfulness to understand and live more 'in the present' and utilise breathing/relaxation techniques. I am able to provide you with mindfulness skills to work with this with meditation (formal practice) and day to day noticing (informal practice). I am also introducing ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) into my work which is a mindfulness-based therapy learning to overcome negative thoughts and feelings. ACT also addresses a commitment to making changes and what to do about it when you can't stick to your goals.

My first session

The first session involves exploring what is going on for you currently and recognising any difficult past experiences which may be impacting on you and what you are hoping to gain from counselling.

We will agree a way of working together and recommend how often sessions could take place to gain full benefit from them. Sessions can take place weekly, fortnightly, monthly and I will  advise the best starting point for frequency of sessions for your individual needs and agree this together. 

What I can help with

Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, EMDR, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

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

Supervisor - Mansfield

Mansfield NG18
07835424945
Sessions from £45.00

Features

Availability

Availability:

Monday-Thursday - 09.00-19.00

About me and my therapy practice

My approach to supervision is open and relaxed, to enable you to reflect on your client work through your process, recognising your feelings, thoughts, behaviours and general approach with your client work. I may also challenge, as appropriate, to reflect on how you relate to your clients and the therapeutic relationship.

I will encourage you to use the space work through any difficulties and recognise what's going well.

I work alongside Shohet's 'The Seven-Eyed Model of Supervision' as a guide and format to the supervision process.

The Supervision relationship can develop over time and I can provide you with a space to reflect, consider how to continue to work with your clients and explore this together.


Practice description

My supervision training has included:

- 2009 - Certificate in Supervision

- 2014 - PG Diploma in Supervision

- 2016 - Certificate in skills/theory in Supervision (update training)

I keep up to date with ongoing CPD around supervision in line with BACP requirements.

I have been working as a Supervisor for the past 10 years with organisations: SYEDA (South Yorkshire Eating Disorders Association), Nottinghamshire Mind and in my private practice.

In my private practice I have been working with 2 supervisees for the past 5 years who are qualified counsellors working towards BACP Accreditation and 1 supervisee who is an ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor) for the past 3 years.

In February 2020, I gained BACP Senior Accreditation, after being accredited since

2012. I am happy to support you in the process of becoming an accredited Counsellor, if needed.

My first session

I am happy to offer a free 'get to know each other' session to see how we can work together. 

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work