Paula FennPsychoanalytic psychotherapist
I am a qualified Psychotherapist and a Member of a number of Professional Counselling/Psychotherapy bodies. This includes being a Senior Accredited Member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy whose Code of Ethics I adopt. I work predominantly with adult individuals on a medium to long term basis but I can also offer a shorter term treatment focus in particular circumstances. Foundationally I utilise a Psychoanalytic perspective. Additionally I am a qualified Regression Therapist and utilise hypnosis in my practice alongside body-oriented approaches to assist clients to access their inner experiences in order to bring about psychological, emotional, cognitive and somatic healing. I am a member of a number of professional bodies in this regard, including EARTh Association for Regression Therapy and the Spiritual Regression Therapy Association. I believe that life changing transformation is possible with the right mix of treatment methods and the deep relationship which forms between the client and the therapist.
I am a highly experienced trauma practitioner and work with clients on event based/single episode traumas and historical/cumulative traumas. I teach and train other therapists in the practice and theory of trauma work. I am also experienced in working with a significant range of issues including: depression, anxiety, bereavement, grief, loss, abuse, sexuality, identity issues, attachment concerns, relationship issues, addictions, physical complaints, work place issues and various other psychological disturbances over the broad spectrum of the human condition. I am also experienced in working with students who have an essential requirement as part of their programmes to engage in counselling/psychotherapy. Supervision is also available on an individual or small group basis.
Outwith the psychoanalytic field I have a practitioner interest in the transpersonal and spirituality and am a member of the Society for Psychical Research and the Association for Transpersonal Psychology. My psychotherapeutic style is informed by Freud, Bollas, Jung, Winnicott, Mitchell and Fonagy; which means that I utilise an Integrative, Contemporary, Relational Psychoanalytic process to maximise the benefit to you.
I also have a business background as well as an in-depth psychological one and I am an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and am a qualified ACMA, CGMA. I provide coaching and mentoring services so please contact me if you are interested. My understanding of work-related issues and psychological dynamics within work groups is supported by my experience of working Internationally in a number of capacities; including a Global Corporation, Management Consultancy and British and American Governments.
Please call me with any questions you may have or to make an appointment.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
Sessions last for 60 minutes and the standard session fee is £70.
Supervision of client work is also available on an individual and small group basis. Session fees are £70 for a 90 minute individual supervision session and group fees are to be discussed and arranged on demand.
Training and qualifications
Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Senior Accredited)
UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Registrant of the BACP Register of Counselling and Psychotherapy Practitioners
Member of the BACP Private Practice Division
Member of the BACP Coaching Division
Member of the BACP Spirituality Division
Member of the BACP Workplace Division
Member of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation
Member of The Relational School
Member of the Guild of Pastoral Psychology
Certified member of EARTh Association for Regression Therapy
Member of the Past Life Therapists Association
Member of the Spiritual Regression Therapy Association
Member of the Society for Psychical Research
Member of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology
Practitioner Member of the Spirit Release Forum
Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
- Masters in Counselling (University of Notre Dame)
- Graduate Diploma in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
- Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Past Life Regression
- Diploma in Regression Therapy (Past Life Regression Academy)
- Diploma in Healing
- Certificate in Hypnosis
- B.A (Hons) Commerce
- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
- Chartered Global Management Accountant
Additional training in:
Bereavement and Loss, Attachment Issues, Trauma Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Spirituality, Crystal Healing and Energy Work including Spirit Release.