Paula Mason


Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Supervisor

Dip.Couns, Adv.Dip.Couns, Adv.Dip.Sup, MBACP reg.



"The curious paradox is that when I can accept myself just as I am, then I can change"

Carl Rogers

What is counselling?

How can counselling help?

Do I need counselling?

Counselling is an effective way to explore and deal with personal problems in a supportive and accepting environment and can enable change.


As a client, it is of utmost importance that you feel comfortable and at ease with your counsellor. Finding the right counsellor is really important and getting in touch with more than one counsellor can really help with your decision with who you would like to work with.


The counsellor should listen, empathise and offer you emotional support but will not tell you what to do or provide you with advice.


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The aim of counselling is to help empower you, help you to develop your own insights and gain deeper understanding about yourself.


Through the process of counselling and the exploration of ourselves we are more able to use our inner resources and strength thus enabling us to cope more effectively with life.


The counsellors role is to provide a warm, safe and confidential environment for you to be able to talk about your thoughts and feelings which maybe difficult and painful for you to discuss.


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Counselling can help anyone and everyone. People access counselling for many different reasons but have usually come to a point in their lives where they no longer feel able to cope with their current difficulties and would like to change.


People don’t always have family and friends who they can talk to, but even if we do have support, it is often difficult to talk about our feelings with loved ones for fear of ‘offloading’ or ‘dumping’ our problems onto them.


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