About Paula Harvey
My name is Paula and I am a fully qualified integrative Counsellor . This means I have several different theories that I refer to when helping you to overcome any difficulties you may be having. I am a registered member of the BACP (British association for counselling and psychotherapy).
I believe that the way we function in the world, stems from our experiences. Before I qualified as a Counsellor, I taught Psychology for twelve years. I have an excellent understanding and knowledge of human behaviour and what makes us who we are. I believe, that our childhood shapes us.
Theories tell us that, from a time in our life, before our earliest memories, we have unconsciously formed a way of being in the world. These patterns of relating to others and situations may be what is causing you difficulties.
Deciding to start therapy isn’t an easy decision, I know that myself. During my own journey to become a Counsellor I had my own extensive personal therapy which has totally changed me as a person.
I work integratively and use a range of techniques from different schools of psychotherapy. These include psychodynamic, transactional analysis, systemic, neuroscience, attachment theory and CBT.
Qualifications - relating to counselling
Certificate in Counselling Supervision (OCN)
Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling (IFT/Relate)
NCS Diploma in therapeutic counselling (integrative)
Diploma in Psychology (UEL)
Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
Counselling skills (CPCAB)
Professional training in couples counselling (Complete-couples)
Certificate in counselling teenagers (IATE)
Intensive bereavement training at Saint Francis Hospice
Adult mental health first aid
Understanding child development, attachment and trauma
Gangs and youth violence
Working with shame
Domestic violence champions
Working with anxiety