Hello my name is Paula Cottle. I am a psychodynamic counsellor / psychotherapist with a Post Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling and a Master of Science Degree in the Psychodynamics of Human Development. I have 11 years experience working with clients from diverse ethnic backgrounds on a wide range of issues. In addition to my private practice I volunteer in a setting working exclusively with men.
Counselling provides a regular time and space in a confidential, non-judgemental environment that is exclusively yours. You can bring any aspect of your life that you may be struggling with and work with someone who is trained to actively listen and understand how you are feeling, the effect those feelings are having on you and on other people in your life. Your experience of counselling will be unique to you. You may feel improvement after your first session or it may take several sessions.
I provide an environment based on acceptance, empathy and understanding. The aim of my approach is to facilitate a greater self awareness, to better equip better you to make sound decisions, find your own solutions and resolve issues.
I currently see clients on an individual face to face basis. I offer both short term solutions based therapy for immediate issues and longer term more intensive therapy. Longer term therapy allows you to explore your inner world more fully, gain deeper insight and achieve personal growth. Short term therapy can always be extended if required.
I look forward to hearing from you.