- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
Hi, my name is Pauline and I am a qualified counsellor and registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) working from the village of Box. I am naturally warm, empathetic and a really good listener, I will provide you with a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space to talk through whatever is troubling you in your life.
I have my own experience of mental health issues and know the impact it can have on all areas of life including physical health. It wasn't until I went to counselling myself that I learned that it is ok not to be ok - all those times when I'd replied "I'm ok" to that age old question, "how are you?" When really there were times I was barely functioning, but I'd put on a mask and carry on.
In the counselling relationship, it is a relationship of equals built on trust and I will work alongside you to help you make sense of your thoughts and feelings.
Since 2019 I have been a volunteer counsellor for a local mental health charity, and will continue to do so as long as I am able to. Mental health support is something I feel very passionate about
My counselling approach is based upon integrative counselling and is primarily non-directive, based upon the person centred approach. I believe counselling enables you to reflect upon yourself and your difficulties. I can offer you a safe environment where you can choose which issue you wish to work on and to take the lead in exploring what it is that troubles you. It is my role to empower you to trust and believe in yourself.
I offer online and face to face sessions
My first session
I offer all new clients a 30 minute initial session, free of charge .
This enables you to:
- meet and become familiar with me and experience what it feels like to talk with me, to find out if you are comfortable doing so
- to discuss your support needs and how I might meet them
You are then able to make an informed decision as to whether working together is right for you. If you feel you would like to proceed from there , we will would engage in sessions held at the same time each week
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Loss, OCD, Redundancy, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis
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, Time-limited