Works as Counsellor / Psychotherapist / Trainee Counselling Psychologist at First Psychology Centre, Edinburgh.
Pauline Bell is a counsellor / psychotherapist and trainee counselling psychologist who works with adults (age 16+) with a wide range of issues. She has over ten years' experience working with individuals experiencing difficulty/distress and is a member of COSCA, Scotland's professional body for counselling and psychotherapy.
Pauline works with adults with a wide range of issues including: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, eating disorders, insomnia, relationship issues, life transitions, self harm, and substance misuse among others.
Pauline's way of working
Pauline works from a person-centred orientation and believes in working with each individual in a respectful, flexible and collaborative way. In addition, she has undertaken training in mindfulness based therapy and emotion focused therapy and will tailor her approach depending on the needs and wishes of each individual.
Pauline's background and training
Pauline has a background working with individuals experiencing difficulty and distress in a range of services including the NHS, Voluntary Sector, Higher Education/University counselling services as well as private practice. She has a special interest in mental health, in particular recovery focused work and has undertaken research in this area. She is also an experienced Mental Health Trainer and Part-time Lecturer in Counselling.
Pauline has obtained a PG Diploma in (Person-Centred) Counselling / Psychotherapy– granting eligibility for membership of BACP/COSCA.She also has a Masters degree in Psychology with graduate basis for chartered membership with the British Psychological Society (BPS). She is currently undertaking advanced doctoral level training in Counselling Psychology.
Pauline charges £60 a session for self-funding clients. She also works with clients referred via their employer/organisation – for further details, please visit First Psychology Assistance.