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Qualifications and Background

FdSc Counselling (Integrative), Greenwich University - Award: Distinction

NCFE Level 3 Counselling Skills and Theory

I am a registered member (accredited) of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions

Continuing Professional Development and Training 

EMDR Practitioner

EMDR theory and practice -Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4.  

Richard Mitchell, EMDR Works


Flash Technique

FT trained therapist -advanced

Dr Philip Mansfield



Certificate in Working with Couples  (CORST endorsed)

6 modules covering:

  • The Fundamentals of Working with Couples        Mary Clegg (CORST endorsed)

  • Working with Couples -Dealing with Affairs            Mary Clegg (CORST endorsed)

  • Sex, Arousal and Ageing - Working with Couples - Mary Clegg (CORST endorsed)

  • Meeting Your Partner's Needs - Mary Clegg (COSRT endorsed)

  • Communication and Difference - Mary Clegg (COSRT endorsed)

  • Couples in Conflict - Lottie Passell-Syms (COSRT endorsed)


Certificate in Couples Counselling -Basingstoke Counselling Service 


  • Understanding and Working with Anxiously Attached Clients -Linda Cundy 

  • Love and Intimacy in Professional Practice Training Day -Surrey Counselling Training 

  • Two Chairs, Two Approaches (A look at the use of Gestalt and EMDR to meet the person) Training Day

  • Attachment Theory in the Therapy Room 

  • An Introduction to Family Therapy Training Day 

  • Creative Counselling Course (Open House) 

  • Embodied Relational Therapy -Nick Totton

  • My on-going interests include:-

  • Focusing -The Art of Focusing Workshop

  • Mindfulness - Mindfulness for Counsellors training

  • Creative work- working with guided visualisations and images

  • EMDR and its use with trauma and traumatic events.

I worked in business for many years in marketing and comms and external relations. My business background helps me understand the importance of balancing work and home life and I have a particlaur interest in understanding and supporting how the impact of challenges in professional life may impact personally and vice versa.


In recent practice this has extended to working to understand and support the impact of social media; both personally, for example; impact on relationships with others and self-esteem, and professionally.

I have worked on a voluntary basis for a counselling charity in Petersfield and have previously helped facilitate Turnaround workshops, working with children who have experienced domestic abuse.


My practice is within easy reach of 

Odiham, Hook, Fleet, Hartley Wintney, Alton, Farnham, Basingstoke and surrounding areas and villages. 



Please do contact me, Paula Annels, if there is any more information you would like or to chat about how to take the next steps.

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