Paula Wedgewood - Counsellor
Paula Wedgewood began her training in Gestalt Humanistic counselling at The northern Guild for Psychotherapy, Newcastle in 1994. Initial counselling work was provided by GP practices in the Harrogate and Selby area.
In 1998 Paula became employed by Leeds Community Mental Health Services as a full time specialist counsellor within secondary care. Paula's specialist work became adult survivors of childhood abuse. Due to this Paula was also very much involved with Child Protection services across the city. Paula's main supervisory roles were with Primary Care Mental Health Workers and Psychology students.
In 2006 Northumberland beckoned and Paula took over The Bodywork Centre. She now prefers to think of herself as an integrative therapist .using Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, some CBT and lately training in EMDR. The more tools in her skills box the better able she is to meet the unique needs of each client. In 2010 Paula and Lorna Kemp formed as associates to become Counselling Northumberland. This unity now enables them to provide a very comprehensive service for Counselling and Psychotherapy including Staff training and workshops aimed at ethical issues. Please ask for more details.
With regard to counselling Paula does both short term focused or longer term Psychotherapeutic Counselling. The length of time needed is usually worked out at the initial assessment. You are the one who makes this decision. All sessions are 50 minutes and to be most effective are held at the same time each week when ever possible.
Paula has a long held and firm belief that we each have an enormous amount of potential. We simply need someone to walk alongside us as guide when we cant see the wood from the trees at times. Seeking therapy can be an enormous step to re-claiming your potential.
Ring to have an initial chat about your needs. If I'm not available I will return your call a.s.a.p. All calls taken at the centre are completely confidential.
1997 Diploma in Humanistic Counselling Newcastle
1998 BACP Accreditation. (Now Senior Accredited Counsellor)
2002 Diploma in Counselling Supervision University of St John,York
2007 Registration with UKCP
1998-2006 Senior Specialist Counsellor with Dept Psychology Leeds
Level three EMDR
2013 Registered member MBACP (Snr Accred)