Paula Williams | Senior Accredited Counsellor | Chatham | NCPS

Paula Williams

Member Status: Senior Accredited

Member No: NCS17-05177

Location: Chatham


I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, a Clinical Supervisor and a Senior Accredited Professional Registrant (MNCPS Snr Accred) and an accredited Child And Young Persons Therapist (CYPT) Registrant. I am also a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and have passed the bacp's enhanced level certificate of proficiency. I hold a Specialist Certificate in Clinical Supervision with an emphasis on supervision of the substance abuse counsellor.
I have regular supervision with a registered supervisor and hold a current Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate (DBS) and indemnity insurance. I am an Approved CPCAB (Counselling And Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) tutor, and a EFT Master Practitioner, an Accredited Infant loss Practitioner and I work with Children, Young People and Adults

I am a experienced school Counsellor and I work extensively with children, young people and adults who have experienced chronic trauma, loss and abuse, working in deprived areas and the looked after system. I am experienced in working with disabled people and those with learning difficulties/differences, ADHD and ASD, etc. I have a particular interest in complex mental health, as it relates to physical and social wellbeing and have experience and work with PTSD, Bipolar, emotional regulation disorder and Borderline personality disorders to name a few.

I work from a Humanistic perspective where my approach to counselling is using person centred to increase a person’s feelings of self-worth and reduce the incongruence they have when entering therapy, between the ideal and actual self, and help a person become a fully functioning person reaching their full potential. My role is to offer a safe space, to listen, understand and accept in a non judgmental manner. As a Humanistic therapist I work to establish a relationship with my clients in which I hope they are able to develop their self-awareness.

I believe that a good therapist should give you what you need in therapy, and why I am knowledgeable in therapy, I also try to be flexible enough to adapt to who the client is and what they may need.

I am a creative therapist and use many creative tools, which include play therapy, music, drama, art and sand trays etc. I use visualizations and Mindfulness-based techniques and draw from many modalities, including Person centred, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Psychosynthesis and CBT to name a few. I am also a EFT (emotional freedom technique) Master Practitioner.

My private practice is situated in a quiet area of Walderslade, Kent, where there is parking and direct transport links into the city centres.

I offer both long and short term work.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Dip in Humanistic counselling
    Specialist Certificate in Clinical Supervision with an emphasis on supervision of the substance abuse counsellor
    Dip in Counselling children and young people (accredited)
    Accredited Infant loss Practitioner
    Mindfulness-based CBT Dip
    Certificates in counselling studies CPCAB
    Child psychology
    EFT Master practitioner
    Life coaching
    Trauma crisis management within the emergency services
    NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming)
    NVR (Non Violent Resistance)
    Dip Animal assisted therapy
    Art therapy
    Working with Children and Young People with SEN
    Foetal alcohol spectrum disorders
    MEBP Mentor training
    Working with children therapeutically
    Safeguarding training
    Attachment theory
    Group work facilitating training
    Group work
    Training for trainers
    UK/European Addictive disorders
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Carers
    • Children / teenagers
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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