Paula Charnley

Paula Charnley

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: Dutch

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Therapist - Leek

Leek ST13
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

I offer face to face Counselling

Online Counselling & telephone sessions

I  am a Person-Centred Counsellor this means that you will  feel heard, validated and accepted for who you are without judgement. I create a safe & confidential place where you can talk about your situation, thoughts and experiences. 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.

This process helps you to connect with your inner world & to sort out what is troubling you or holding you back. In my own experience I have found Person-Centred Counselling to be very empowering,  it allowed me to discard old belief systems, make appropriate choices & generally feel much happier in myself.

I am a qualified yoga teacher and practitioner therefore I have a holistic understanding of mental, physical and emotional health. During a session I may introduce, Focusing, breathing, grounding and or relaxation techniques. as well as some creative therapy like drawing

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

My first session

If you would like a short telephone call before you make an appointment please let me know.

In the first session I will outline how I work & our contract for working together

This includes my adherence to the BACP ethical framework , particularly Confidentiality.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, 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, Redundancy, 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, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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