Paula Charnley

Paula Charnley

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Leek

Leek ST13
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I offer  Counselling sessions online & face to face between Tuesday and Friday

I also have evening sessions available.

I have some slots available  for new clients.

Feel free to email for availability

About me and my therapy practice

Hi I'm Paula I'm a qualified and experienced Counsellor. I offer you a safe and confidential environment in which to work out how to deal with life's challenges. 

I offer Sessions Face to face, online & by telephone  

I am experienced working with adults in; bereavement, relationship issues, eating disorders, trauma, stress, anxiety and depression. I have for many years worked with cancer patients and those with chronic illness like Chronic fatigue and Fibromyalgia. 

In a Counselling session I know that you will  feel heard, validated and accepted for who you are without judgement. You'll have the opportunity to talk about your situation and experience and so doing - get in touch with your thoughts and feelings. This helps you to develop your strengths and resources to be able to move forward.  

 Person Centred Counselling means that we will go at your pace, to explore whatever it is that has encouraged you to reach out for support. Reaching out can be the most difficult step, so why not have a chat with me by phone first.

My background is 20 years as a Body Centred Shiatsu Therapist and i hold a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. I'm a Focusing Practitioner and Teacher(Gendlin), this technique helps you to embody our feelings and experience.

 I see couples for Therapy in my practice and online.

I am trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 and 2 / Fundamentals of Working with Couples 

As a long time yoga practitioner and teacher I have a depth of understanding of how the mind and body need to communicate. 

 Extensive travel and many years of living in the Netherlands mean that I have an understanding of cultural and social differences. I embrace diversity, it also means that sometimes I can bring a perspective to our work together which is outside of our own familiar culture 

Practice description

I have a dedicated Therapy room in the Centre of Leek, Staffs. There is 1 set of stairs up to it.

This is a confidential and professional space.

I also offer Counselling over Zoom and by telephone if that is what you would prefer.

My first session

I offer a free 15 minute Consultation on Zoom or by phone so that we can find out if I'm the therapist you are looking for.

From October, 2023 I have just a few slots available for new clients. Feel free to  contact me to check availability

I work according to the BACP ethical framework , which includes Confidentiality and mutual respect.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Humanistic, Interpersonal, Person centred, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Languages spoken

English, Dutch