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Paula Kitt Counselling

Registered Counsellor and Member of BACP

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I'm Paula, a counsellor in Crouch End, north London, offering face to face and online therapy to adults on an individual basis. My approach is warm, open, empathic, non-judgemental, and grounded in Gestalt training. ​I am in my early sixties, a wife and a mother, with a background in the arts. I enjoy drawing, writing and making, and have a particular interest in the creative process. I am also deeply interested in the potential for creative transformation implicit in both the therapeutic and artistic journeys.​​​

What can I help with?

Grief and loss

Issues relating to creativity

Feeling anxious

Feeling overwhelmed

Relationship issues

Feeling low, sad or depressed

Feeling stuck

Feeling disconnected​ ​

Low self-esteem

My aim is to help you to help yourself,

believing as I do that you have the wisdom to know what's needed in relation to your situation, which will allow you to make choices

that will support you more sustainably.

Therefore I won't be giving advice, instead I will support you to find your own way forward, by helping you to become more aware of how you operate in the world.

What is Gestalt Therapy?

Gestalt therapy encourages exploration of how we experience the world, and how experiences from the past as well as the present, have an impact on this. It focuses mainly on our process - what is happening in the here and now - rather than being solely concerned with what is discussed. All facets of ourselves are equally important in this approach, including body, emotions, and spirit, as well as mind, and so we will pay attention to what they are all saying in order to increase awareness. 

The relationship between therapist and client is crucial for many reasons, as how you relate to me gives insight into your relationship with the rest of the world. Understanding who we are, and where we are, can help bring about acceptance and change.

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Qualifications


Certificate in Humanistic Counselling
The Gestalt Centre London
Diploma in Counselling
The Gestalt Centre London

Making Contact With Me

Once I hear from you we can arrange to have a short phone conversation (maximum 20 minutes, free of charge), which will be more of a finding-out opportunity rather than a counselling session. The next stage is to have an exploratory session, which will provide an opportunity for us to decide the kind of help that is needed and if I am the right person to offer it. This is a mutual assessment session, lasting 50 minutes, charged at my current rate of sixty pounds. Not only is it important for me to have a sense of what you need from therapy, but it is also important for you to feel you have found the right person to help you.

Where am I?

I am based in Crouch End, London N8.

Finsbury Park is the closest underground station and is a 25 minute walk away.

W3 & W7 buses stop 5 minutes from my room. 
CPZ parking is in operation between 10am - 12 midday. 

Please note that my counselling room is accessed via 3 short flights of stairs. 

Fee?

60 pounds per 50 minute session.

Current Availability?

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

during the afternoon.

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