“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” Pema Chödrön
Paula works uniquely and intuitively with each individual, combining her clinical psychology skills within a holistic approach. She believes that all people have the potential within to create a life that is more meaningful and fulfilling, as well as to increase their psychological flexibiity. Paula’s warm, sensitive and accepting presence has a way of making people feel comfortable, safe and supported.
Paula combines a range of approaches including Interpersonal Neurobiology, neuropsychotherapy, somatically based approaches (which explore the mind-body connection), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness and Compassion Focused Therapy. Paula is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and has a particular interest in working with trauma including childhood trauma, medical trauma and other traumatic events (motor vehicle accidents, sexual trauma, etc).
Paula has experience in a range of areas including anxiety and stress, trauma (including PTSD), depression, family of origin issues, parenting, grief and loss, personal development, relationship issues, eating disorders, health related concerns, postnatal depression and drug and alcohol problems. She is currently working with adults (18+ years).