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

Welcome to my practice, thank you for checking my profile.

Currently all sessions are via a video link or by telephone. Research says that these methods are equally as successful as Face to Face Counselling.

I offer you a safe and confidential environment so that we can explore together what has brought you this far. 

I have extensive experience working with adults in; bereavement, relationship issues, eating disorders, stress, anxiety and depression. I have for many years worked with cancer patients and those with chronic illness like Chronic fatigue and Fibromyalgia. I have experience Counselling Asylum Seekers and working with an interpreter

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.  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, EAP, Groups, 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