Paula McAlister: Integrative Counsellor, WEYMOUTH, DT3
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Paula McAlister

Integrative counsellor
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About Me

An Integrative Counsellor (I use various models and theories) with strengths in providing a safe, nurturing and purposeful therapeutic relationship with clients.

Paula draws mainly from Person Centred theory but individualises therapy to a clients needs, therefore TA, Polyvagal, CBT and Hypnotherapy have a strong place in her tool box. With over 30yrs as a Registered Nurse and Midwife, Paula maximises on the knowledge and transferable skills gained from this experience. Helping clients she promotes strategies for meeting both short and long term goals

Her unique skill set enables her to be very adaptable to her clients needs and preferences.  A wide range of strategies to draw upon allows Paula to offer a true holistic approach.

Clients come to therapy for many different reasons and sometimes we dont know exactly what brings us but we feel a bit 'stuck' or 'off balance'.

The Counselling space is there to give you help and understanding, to feel really listened to, heard and acknowledged. There is no judgement. 

Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy are each proven effective psychological approaches in their own right, put them together and they have been shown to have a more effective and long lasting approach than either individual method.

The methods I use are evidence based and their positive effects are concluded by amongst others, the British Medical Association, The British Psychological Society and the American Medical Association. Hypnotherapy is also a psychological intervention approved by NICE for treatment of IBS.


More than just relaxation, hypnosis gives us access to ‘mind-body links’ often using imagery and metaphor. Using CBT we can find effective strategies to work to your goals and alleviate troubling symptoms.

Putting clients at ease and helping them to feel safe and secure within the environment is my aim to help nurture a good therapeutic relationship, which is the foundation of good and effective therapy. Clients on average require 3-8 sessions but it can be longer, effective change can sometimes happen after just one session. It is a privilege to  witness the incredible change in people as they grow and develop new skills.

Therapy sessions are 50mins and sometimes there maybe a little homework/practising between sessions.


Below are some of the conditions/issues I work with regularly.

Anxiety/mild depression

Relationship issues.

Health anxiety/long term health conditions.

Chronic pain management


Chronic fatigue


Low self esteem

Pre-op/post-op anxiety

Panic attacks

Post natal depression



Exam stress

Public speaking

Coping with big life events and change.

Smoking Cessation

Depression and anxiety

Life changes

Low self esteem

Poor body image

Post natal and antenatal issues


Fully Insured 


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First Practice
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Clearview Counselling and Hypnotherapy
Rodden Barn Farm


I also provide my services online.

Issues often worked with

Chronic pain
Panic attacks
Postnatal depression
Social anxiety
Childhood difficulties

Therapy offered

In person
By phone
On video

Client groups



£50 per session.

£40 per session for Bluelight Card Holders.

Concessions £35 per session depending on availability.

Training and qualifications

Level 5 Diploma in CBT-Hypnotherapy

Level 4 Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling.

Registered Nurse NMC Pin 92D0052E

Registered Midwife Southampton University

Verified professional membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy