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PAULA APPLETON
​COUNSELLING

About Me

Picture I am a qualified Counsellor with experience working with individuals of all ages working with an integrative approach, thus I combine a range of counselling therapies tailoring them for each individual client in line with the BACP Ethical Framework.

I work in a number of presenting issues and this is a small example of the work I cover;

Anxiety
Relationship Issues
Generalised Anxiety Issues
Family Disorders
Depression
Affairs and Betrayals
Addiction
Low Self Esteem
Bereavement
Sexual Abuse
Anger Management
Child Relation Issues
Play Therapy
Couple Therapy

My experience has led me to initiate and set up a counselling service within a local Academy and Special Education Needs Resource, where I continue to provide counselling to pupils and staff, in addition to providing support to parents.

There are times in our lives when life events challenge us and they can affect us all physically, psychologically and emotionally. Counselling offers you the opportunity to take some ,time out, to focus on your own wellbeing; it provides a safe place to explore difficult situation and the emotional and psychological difficulties that arise because of them.

It is somewhere you will be truly heard, a place where you are able to identify and tell, and if necessary re-tell, your life experiences. You may want to look back at your life and gain an insight as to why you feel certain emotions or react to things in a particular way. You may, however, wish to look at what is happening now so that you can explore options for either acceptance or change, so that you are empowered to be able to move forward to a happier future. Furthermore, if you wish, we can look ahead to how you would like your life to look and work towards those goals together.

Training, Qualifications & Experience

BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Level 4 Advanced Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling (QCF)
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 6 NVQ in British Sign Language
Level 3 NVQ in British Sign Language
Level 2 NVQ in British Sign Language
Level 1 NVQ in British Sign Language
Edexcel Communication Support Worker

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I am committed to keeping my knowledge up to date and continue with my professional training and development.

I have regular supervision in line with the BACP ethical framework (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Fully Insured and DBS certificate.