- Phone number
- 07512 684978
- Flexible hours available
- Available for home visits
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
Hello - my name is Paula Annels - thank you for visiting my page. I am a qualified BACP accredited counsellor/therapist offering a safe, confidential space for you to gain insights into the best way forward for you.
When life throws up unexpected challenges it can sometimes help to get support from someone outside of family and friends.
Issues I have experience of working with include:
Generalised anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem, Social anxiety, Bereavement and Loss, Relationship issues, Domestic abuse, Workplace stress, Life changes
I offer a free initial consultation. Thereafter my fees are £45 for a one hour session. I have some other concessionary rate sessions available. Please do ask for details.
My practice is based in Odiham and I see clients from Odiham, Alton, Hook, Fleet, Hartley Wintney, Farnham, Basingstoke and surrounding areas and villages. Reduced rates are available upon request.Please do contact me if there is any more information you would like or to chat about how to take the next steps.
Many people have lots of questions or concerns about coming to see a counsellor as they are not sure what to expect; and it can seem even more daunting at a time in your life when you may feel vulnerable.
I'd like to share a little about what counselling can be like, to answer any questions you may have.
Counselling is a listening and talking process that helps you to focus on, and understand, the concerns that are troubling you. You may want support with:
addressing specific problems
developing personal insight
coping with crisis or change
or safely and confidentially exploring inner conflict.
The counselling session is a time for you to use exactly how you wish; that may be talking or sharing some difficult feelings or emotions, or it may be sitting in silence and reflecting on how you feel. How you use the time is entirely up to you. There is no pressure to be or do anything other than what feels right for you at the time.
Sessions may often reflect what's going on for you in your world outside of the counselling room - and many clients are surprised to find that as well as exploring difficult issues, there is sometimes space and time for humour as we find ways to meet life's ups and downs!
During our time together, I am not an expert looking for rights and wrongs or telling you what to do. You are the expert in your life; I'm there to really listen and support you in a totally non-judgemental way. Sometimes feeling that someone has properly heard us, enables us to make the decisions or gain insights into how to deal with situations or behaviours that hadn't seemed clear to us previously.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
EMDR, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited