About Me

My name is Paula Taylor and I am a qualified counsellor with experience in helping children and young people deal with a range of difficulties or problems they may have in their life.  

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I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) working in accordance with their Ethical Framework.  I attend regular clinical supervision and I am committed  to my own continuous professional development. I am also DBS checked and fully insured.

Training and Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Counselling Children and Young People (MSc)

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People (level 7)

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology (BSc Honours, First Class)

  • Trauma-Focussed CBT Training – Anna Freud Centre in London

  • Self-Harm and Suicidal Thoughts in Children and Young People – Northamptonshire County Council

  • Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect - Northamptonshire County Council

  • Protective Behaviours 

  • Solihull Approach Behaviour Management 

  • Drawing and Talking Intervention 

  • Evaluating Mental Health 

  • Loss, Separation and Bereavement 

  • Common Assessment Framework 

My previous job roles have included:
  • For the past two years I have been volunteering at a youth counselling service in Northampton.

  • School Liaison Officer, Buckinghamshire County Council

  • Extended Services Manager for Northamptonshire County Council – supporting children, families and schools through a range of managed projects to address barriers to learning.

  • Pastoral Support in a Secondary School.