Embodied Transformation

With Paula Charnley

Connecting your Mind, Body & Spirit

ABOUT ME

Welcome and thank you for visiting Embodied Transformation

Hi I'm Paula...

My own personal healing journey set me on the road to becoming a professional Therapist. I worked through stress and developmental issues to feel good in my own skin and to find my own authentic voice.


I have found that the Therapies which connect my inner world of thoughts and emotion with my physical and energetic body are most effective, this is reflected in the therapies that I now share with clients.


I have been a dedicated yogi for 25 years, this permeates every aspect of my life and helps me to maintain balance and wellbeing.


Extensive travel and many years of living in the Netherlands mean that I have an understanding of cultural and social differences, I embrace diversity. It means that sometimes I can bring a perspective to our work together which is outside of our own familiar culture.


My therapy incorporates three main areas:

  • Person Centred Counselling – My approach is Person Centred Talking Therapy

  • Body Psychotherapy – based on Movement Shiatsu and Focusing

  • Focusing sessions – a way to sense into your inner world.

Click below to learn more!

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MSc Counselling Psychology
  • BSc Psychology
  • Focusing Practitioner
  • Movement Shiatsu Practitioner
  • Shiatsu Practitioner ( Traditional Chinese Medicine) TCM
  • Kripalu Yoga Teacher
  • Gottman Level Couples Therapy Level 1 & 2

"The way we know we're alive is rooted in our capacity to feel the physical reality of aliveness embedded within our bodily sensations"

— P. Levine

HOW CAN I HELP YOU?

In our every day life we face challenges like bereavement, stress, and relationship break-ups. When we reach a crisis point, feel overwhelmed or stuck this can lead to mental or physical ill health.

I offer you a safe and confidential environment . Here you will feel heard, validated and accepted for who you are without judgement. You'll have the opportunity to talk about your situation and and in so doing - get in touch with your thoughts and feelings. This helps you to develop your strengths and resources to be able to move forward.


I work with adults both in person and online.

"If you are willing to come out of hiding, the good news is you can recover, uncover and discover your true self and your personal power."

— John Bradshaw

COUNSELLING

Hi I'm Paula I'm a qualified and experienced Counsellor. I offer you a safe and confidential environment in which to work out how to deal with life's challenges.

I am experienced working with adults in; bereavement, relationship issues, eating disorders, trauma, stress, anxiety and depression. I have for many years worked with cancer patients and those with chronic illness like Chronic fatigue and Fibromyalgia. Couples are welcome in my practice to work on Relationship issues.


In a Counselling session I know that you will feel heard, validated and accepted for who you are without judgement. You'll have the opportunity to talk about your situation and experience and so doing - get in touch with your thoughts and feelings. This helps you to develop your strengths and resources to be able to move forward.


Person Centred Counselling:

We will go at your pace, to explore whatever it is that has encouraged you to reach out for support.


I have found Person Centred Counselling to be very empowering, it allowed me to discard old belief systems, make appropriate choices & generally feel much happier in myself. I believe that to be effective our transformation needs to be embodied, this may be incorporated into a session by grounding, breathing or sensing into the physical body.

People come to me for help a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:

Feelings of stress or anxiety

Panic attacks

Relationship problems

Grief, loss or bereavement

Eating disorders

Trauma and post-traumatic stress

Abuse

Couples Counselling

Depression

Problems with confidence or self-esteem

Anger management

Issues relating to sexuality

Difficulties at work or in retirement

Problems with family or school life

COUNSELLING SESSIONS

Counselling sessions last between 50-60 minutes.

I offer sessions face to face, online & by telephone.

Please contact me by email or text message if you would like to take advantage of a free 15 minute telephone conversation before you book.

Concessions are available on request for students & low income.

BODY PSYCHOTHERAPY

We underestimate the effect that our emotions have on our physical body. Grief is an example of this, it can show up as pain particularly around the arms and the heart. Working with skills from TCM, Movement Shiatsu and a Person Centred Approach we can gain understanding about the message that our body is trying to give us and find a way to move forward.

BODY PSYCHOTHERAPY SESSIONS

Body Psychotherapy sessions last 60 minutes.

I offer sessions face to face in my practice in Leek.

I offer a free 15 minute telephone conversation if you would like to discuss which therapy is right for you.

Concessions are available on request for students & low income.

FOCUSING

Focusing is a non invasive technique similar to Mindfulness, it allows us to dialogue with emotions, or physical symptoms. It is an effective way to bring self-compassion to any situation.

FOCUSING SESSIONS

Focusing sessions last between 50-60 minutes.

I offer sessions face to face, online & by telephone.

I offer a free 15 minute telephone conversation if you would like to get to know me first.

Concessions are available on request for students & low income.

MY LOCATION

I am based in Duke Street, Leek, United Kingdom ST13 5LG.

My practice is easily accessible from North Staffordshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Peak District, Ashbourne, Macclesfield, Stoke on Trent and the surrounding areas.

EVENTS

"An Introduction to Focusing " (Coming soon)

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TESTIMONIALS

CONTACT ME

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.


You can also call me on 07484839238 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.


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