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Paula Newman BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor and Counsellor in Stanmore

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I am a counsellor in Stanmore with eighteen years experience. I see individuals, couples and families and I supervise trainee and experienced counsellors. As a Person-centered practitioner I hope to provide a healing, supportive and empowering relationship.

Focusing is a special way of listening inwards, it can increase self-awareness and self-acceptance, I teach Focusing in North West London and I offer guided Focusing sessions.

Counselling in Harrow

There are many reasons for choosing therapy

The misery and loneliness of depression, low confidence, stress, anxiety, panic and fear.

Shock and grief due to bereavement and other losses.

Anger and rage which might affect your bonds with family, friends and colleagues.

Becoming easily overwhelmed by your emotions,

Tensions within family relationships or as part of a couple.

Struggling with an addiction, and difficulties with eating,

Being affected emotionally by conditions such as dyslexia and dyspraxia.

Perhaps your life is different now due to illness, divorce, children leaving home, or retirement and you want to consider the changes, and look towards the future hopefully.

Ongoing trauma or a traumatic event. The children of survivors can also be affected by their parents' past, including holocaust survivors.

If you have suffered abuse and bullying you can talk about your experiences and their impact. There is support for people who self harm and feel suicidal.

I also offer counselling in Harrow for self-development. You can explore your personality and your interactions with others, considering your growth socially, psychologically and spiritually.

You may wish to look at how you identify yourself, including beliefs, ethnicity, gender and sexuality.

For more information please visit Counselling

Counselling in Harrow covers Bushy, Stanmore, and Pinner, with daytime and evening appointments.

Supervision for counsellors and supervisors

An opportunity for professional learning and personal growth

During supervision practitioners explore their work and attend to their personal and professional development. Supervision is a professional requirement that helps you to meet the needs of clients and supervisees and to also take good care of yourself.

Together we reflect upon areas that are relevant to your practice, including any concerns and dilemmas that might occur. Supervision is also an opportunity to celebrate when something has gone well. I view supervision as a supportive relationship, that also encourages you to challenge yourself.

If you are BACP Accredited or planning to apply for BACP Accreditation you will need to show that you have had one and a half hours of supervision per calendar month.

For more information please visit Supervision

I am a BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor and counsellor in Stanmore.

Focusing in North West London

A gentle way of paying ourselves attention and discovering more.

  • Is there more to you than meets the eye?

  • Have you noticed an inner critical voice that puts you down?

  • Are you aware of a younger part of you that feels quite fragile?

  • Do you sense something protective that wants to keep you safe?

    Perhaps you would like to know yourself at a deeper level, to understand what is going on inside, and to work with any areas that are causing stress and pain.

    With Focusing you may discover fresh perspectives that can help if you are feeling emotionally overwhelmed, trying to make a decision, struggling with intrusive thoughts or feeling that something inside is blocking you from taking an action such as changing jobs or starting a new relationship.

    Perhaps you have tried pushing difficult emotions away and changing how you feel, but the feelings just become stronger. With Focusing you can be in relationship with your feelings in an accepting and empathic way that allows them to change naturally.

    Focusing recognizes that our bodies know and can tell us what we need for physical and emotional health. Heavy eyes may be a clear sign that we need to sleep or perhaps our eyes are heavy with tears. Our bodies give us a great deal of information. Focusing helps us to notice our body's messages, to pause, and give space for more to emerge.

    More information about Focusing

    I am passionate about Focusing, I find it so helpful and I enjoy belonging to the world wide community.

  • Focusing Training in North West London

    For people interested in personal development

    The British Focusing Association Certificate in Focusing Skills is designed with the intention of gently reinforcing and furthering your development as Focuser and Companion, it encourages self-awareness and self-acceptance.

    You do not need to have had any experience to start. Learning in a group setting can be fun whilst also enhancing personal growth. Focusing workshops are in North West London. I am a Certified Trainer with the Focusing Institute and a recognized teacher with The British Focusing Association.

    For counsellors and therapists

    Focusing is a special way of listening to your inner self allowing for deeper insights and understandings. You can be more in touch with what you are experiencing whilst you are with clients adding to the quality of your work. There are also opportunities to consider bringing Focusing to your own practice and how this might be implemented.

    Having learnt the basics you might like to Focus during supervision. This can enhance reflections and bring fresh understandings.

    'Very enjoyable and something I would like to continue as I feel it will enhance my work as a person-centred therapist' Ros Lawson

    'Both days very impressive, empowering, useful and strangely simple yet complex! I enjoyed this course very much and feel I have a lot to take away with me both for myself and possibly to use in my hypnotherpy practice and 'talk your talk' sessions' Lyn Palmer

    More information about Focusing training in North West London

    Your Next Steps

    Contact me for a chat without any obligation or to book your session

    You might like to arrange a free telephone consultation. This is different from a counselling session and can be helpful if you would like to consider your options such as whether to have individual or couples counselling.

    Information about Prices and location

    Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to see my data protection policy for supervision and counselling in Harrow.

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