Mrs Paula Carter
Member Status: Registrant
Member No: HYP19-05593
A Warm Welcome and thank you for taking time to view my profile.
For whatever reasons, root, or cause led you here, it would be my honour to walk alongside you and watch you transform from suffering to flourishing, from surviving to thriving, from triggers to glimmers, from lost to found, whatever your reason you find yourself here, together we will transform any detrimental habitual behaviours to beneficial adaptive responses.
Sometimes we get lost, stuck, hidden from view, just like the clouds that obscure the sun, I fully believe your true self is right there, waiting to shine through, hidden behind the clouds or hidden beneath the surface, buried under cultural conditioning and other people’s opinions, where inaccurate conclusions were put together during childhood, burdening you with mistaken beliefs about yourself and others, losing sight of your true authentic self, forcing you to adapt to fit into your world. Whatever happened to you is not a reflection of who you are, it’s a reflection of what you had to endure alone and how you adapted to cope back then.
You are the heart of my approach, my intention is to provide a warm secure confidential space, where we can grow a relationship based on mutual trust respect, integrity, and equality, so we both feel safe and at ease to explore your journey together, to find more immediate satisfactory and beneficial solutions for a broad range of existential, personal, relational, behavioural, habitual issues, trauma and loss, so you can manage every situation now and in the future.
I understand it can be tricky and painful to unpick and put experiences into words when we feel troubled and anxious, it can be hard to know where to begin and with who. By exploring them together we can get a sense of where you are, how you got here, what you want to achieve, where you want to go, and how we can get there and whether I can offer it, and most importantly when you chose to take the next step, because you can choose the rest of your life.
My vision for therapy is not about me fixing or advising you, but being with you step by step, attuning to you, sensing your needs, guiding your awareness and enhancing your autonomy to find solutions and resolution.
What if we did not have to relive those past unwanted experiences, what if we could comfort and heal those unresolved unprocessed wounds that drive detrimental impulses, what if we could review those fears from a distance, relieve and retrieve the burdens forced upon you, what if we could replace update and let go of old unwanted beliefs, what if we could reconnect you to your true worth and real value,
If you have the will, there is a way.
I like to use a calm relaxing mindful and modern integrative approach, weaving various theories, interventions and imagery techniques that easily and effortlessly guide your focus of attention safely and securely to an even deeper level of awareness and understanding, together we identify and reflect using your inner resources, skills, and abilities, connecting your whole self though thoughts, feelings, sensations, meanings, impulses and actions to gain insight to enhance your present choices and make the changes you want to make.
I invite you to join me, to share your story, to walk side by side using the power of your brilliant mind to part those clouds and uncover the real you, either face to face in my warm private space in Billericay, or online if you prefer to meet me from the comfort of your own home, I am open to walk and talk sessions, short term or long-term therapy, I am also willing to do 1,2 or even 3, hour sessions to suit your individual needs and preferences, the choice is yours. I welcome and encourage any questions and feedback you may have throughout out time together, it is important to me that you fully understand what is involved from the beginning so you can make an informed decision that is best for you.
So are you are ready, to choose the rest of your life, right here right now, I know deep down you have the courage to change, you are here reading this so you have the desire to change, let’s face your fears together with calm curiosity and compassion, witness your own creativity and confidence grow as you enhance your connection with yourself and others existentially, cognitively, emotionally, physically, behaviourally, spiritually and relational.
I deeply value our time together and will do my utmost best to support and empower you on your journey of self-discovery to make lasting positive changes.
- Qualifications & ExperienceI am Registered with the National Hypnotherapy society (NHS) and the National Counselling society (NCS) qualified in Psychotherapeutic Counselling & Hypnotherapy, Fully supervised, insured, DBS, ICO, checked and committed to ongoing personal development.
NCFE CACHE Level 2 IN Understanding Behaviour that Challenges,
Professional AIM Level 3 Certificate in Hypnotherapy and counselling skills.
Professional AIM Level 4 Diploma in Counselling skills and theory.
Professional Aim awards level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice:
Carolyn Springs Trauma Training, working with shame, suicide and self-harm, working with dissociative disorders in clinical practice.
HSOH School of Hypnotherapy Parts negotiation therapy.
Emotionally focused individual therapy for attachment and trauma with Susan Johnson and Leanne Campbell.
IFS for trauma and addictive processes with Cece Sykes.
Narcissistic abuse with Dr Ramani Durvasula.
Sensorimotor psychotherapy in action with Pat Ogden.
Trauma informed practice with Christine Sanderson, Putting Poly Vagal theory into practice.
IFS immersion integrating internal family systems across clinical application course.
Introduction to Accelerated experiential Dynamic psychotherapy. Relational intentions for complex Trauma and attachment wounding with Kari Gleiser.
I am committed to continual personal development to increase my expertise and competence via training courses, webinars, and books,
I am currently progressing through complex trauma certification 1 & 2 with Janina Fisher, and ADHD and Autism intensive training.
Most of all I especially love to learn and grow with each and every one of you through our valuable time together.
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