- Phone number
- 07470 082-030
- Concessionary Rates
About me and my therapy practice
At its most simple counselling provides someone to think with you, about you. Counselling provides a regular time and space in a confidential, non-judgemental environment that is exclusively yours. You can bring any aspect of your life that you may be struggling with and work with someone who is trained to actively listen and understand how you are feeling, the effect those feelings are having on you and on other people in your life.
Telling your story in a safe, non judgmental environment, being heard and understood may be enough. Having a neutral person to think with you should help you gain insight into yourself. By exploring your thoughts and feelings you can begin to recognise the part you play and how other’s react to you in given situations. Examining this further will allow you to recognise patterns of behaviour that work for you and those that don’t. Once you have increased self awareness you are in a position to think about alternatives and make choices that work for you.
My name is Paula Cottle. I am a psychodynamic counsellor / psychotherapist with a Post Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling and a Master of Science Degree in the Psychodynamics of Human Development. I have 10 years experience working with clients from diverse ethnic backgrounds on a wide range of issues.
The aim of my approach is to facilitate a greater self awareness; awareness of your inner world and how it affects you will provide you with more control over your life. I will work through your issues with you to bring a greater balance to your life, empowering you to recognise and change your unhelpful behaviours in order to better equip yourself to find your own solutions, make sound decisions and resolve issues.
Please visit my website www.sanctuaryofmind.co.uk for additional information.
What I can help with
Addictions, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Trauma, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women's issues, Infertility, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited