Paula Gosling is a psychodynamic therapist in Liverpool and Merseyside

What attracted you to become a therapist? 

I wanted to learn what makes people function emotionally.

Where did you train? 

Ware College in Hertfordshire.

What sort of people do you usually see? 

I see children from age three to adults of 60 plus.

What do you like about being a therapist? 

Working to support clients to understand and cope with their trauma past or present.

What is less pleasant? 

So far, I haven’t experienced anything or anyone less pleasant.

How long you’ve been with and what you think of us? 

For a few months and I'm very pleased with the support.

Have you used the booking and payment system? And how do you find that? 

I have just started using the booking system and the payment system, no problems. Both are easy to use.

Have you joined the Therapist Community on Facebook? If so, how did you find it? 

Yes, I have and it's great to get to know others.

Do you ever suggest books or apps to clients? 

Yes, I do. These are: Feel the Fear And Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers; There Is A Spiritual Solution To every Problem by Wayne W. Dyer; Divas & Dictators by Charlie Taylor.

What you do for your own mental health?  

I explore new areas to walk with my dog.

You see clients in Merseyside. What can you share about seeing clients in this area?

I see clients around the Merseyside area, they are willing to engage in the process of counselling to change their wellbeing. Attending the booked appointments are very important to them, so they put in the work and very rarely cancel. Liverpool is a great place to work as the people are friendly, sociable and welcoming. I work with my clients seeing them face-to-face, telephone support and Skype that way I can work with clients from all parts of the world.

What’s your consultation room like? 

Comfortable, relaxing and welcoming.

What do you wish people knew about therapy? 

Anyone can have a problem: discussing these problems with a neutral non-judging professional counsellor is extremely beneficial.

What did you learn about yourself in therapy? 

I have found therapy extremely useful I have learnt about my personal way of being and this has helped me to be non-judgmental and caring person.

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