My name is Pauline and I am a qualified counsellor and accredited member of the BACP. I offer caring, non-judgmental and confidential counselling and have worked in private practice for 10 years.
Are you struggling with a difficult situation or relationship in your life ?
Have you experienced a loss, a bereavement or end of a relationship ?
Are you feeling anxious ?
I can help you make sense of what you are feeling and experiencing and gain a greater understanding of yourself and your relationships
I work with an integrative approach with a focus on the relationship between the client and counsellor, which I believe is fundamental to the success of therapy. I combine aspects of several models of therapy depending on the needs of each unique client. This includes CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) it can be useful to look at our relationship with our own thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.
The aim of counselling is to help you talk about a problem and then work together to discover a solution that is right for you. I offer a flexible and thoughtful approach to each client’s therapy.
What this means is that you have a safe space to talk, it may be about issues that are concerning you in your life now, or a difficult experience from the past.
Counselling can help with many difficult situations and I have experience of working with a wide range of client issues, including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, low self esteem, OCD, relationship difficulties, bereavement and loss and problems with anger. I also work with bereaved clients in a hospice setting.
I offer an initial session to explore your current concerns and expectations of counselling and I aim to answer any questions you may have, so you can then decide whether I am the right counsellor for you. There is no obligation to continue but if you decide to I offer both short-term solution based therapy or longer term therapy.
I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative) which means I am qualified to work as a counsellor and assist you with any issues that you may be troubling with. I have completed the Certificate of Proficiency, which is the latest qualification required by qualified members of the BACP to complete to show that they are ethically competent.
Certificate in Relationship Counselling.
I have also attended many CBT training courses; working with anxiety and depression.
I volunteer at St Christopher's Hospice as a bereavement counsellor and have attending many training courses there.
I carry out Continual Professional Development, attend training courses and workshops, undergo regular supervision and undertake further reading on a regular basis.
In my duty of care to clients, the content of your sessions is entirely confidential except where there is a requirement by law or where there is a serious risk of harm to yourself or to others. The BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice to which I adhere, requires that I am in regular supervision of my work to ensure that standards are maintained. Although I discuss my caseload with my supervisor, client's personal details are not disclosed.
£50 for a 50 minute session - individuals
Pauline Philips 07813 927756