“Jan Paris, MA and Stephanie Pugsley, MA”
BCACC registered clinical counsellors and UKCP registered psychotherapists.
Counselling and psychotherapy both involve talking to a therapist to help process and resolve issues of an emotional, personal, relational or behavioural nature. Although there is no definitive distinction between counselling and psychotherapy...
A safe, contained and non-judgmental environment in which you may explore in confidence issues relating to your past and present experiences with the intention of: Increasing self-understanding Increasing understanding of self in relation to...
Therapy is for any individual of any age who may be experiencing difficulty or distress who wants to talk in confidence to someone who is not a friend or family member. You might not know exactly what is troubling you and need time to let your...
There is growing recognition that the relationship between therapist and client is probably the most significant component in successful therapy and that no single theoretical approach can meet the diversity and complexity of human experience....
Jan Paris, MA
Jan AT pacificcounselling DOT ca
I am a registered Clinical Counsellor with BCACC. I have practised as a psychotherapist and counsellor for over 25 years working with individuals, couples and families.My career has also included working in voluntary organisations in the UK, lecturing in Psychotherapy and Counselling and offering clinical supervision to qualified to trainee practitioners.
I remain committed to my ongoing personal and professional development. This includes regularly attending workshops and seminars and keeping informed about recent developments in my profession. My style is warm and interactive with a primary focus on developing a relationship of trust and openness. Research has shown that the quality of the therapeutic relationship over and above any single approach is central to therapy having a successful outcome.
Stephanie Pugsley, MA
Steph AT pacificcounselling DOT ca
I am a registered Clinical Counsellor with BCACC.I have over 25 years of experience working as a Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist in private practice, Social Services and several voluntary organizations. I have worked with a wide range of client issues in individual, couples’ and family therapy.
For 10 years I was an associate lecturer in counselling and psychotherapy on Masters programmes at Birmingham and Derby universities in England. I was also a visiting lecturer for Masters programmes in Norway and Malta where I specialized in teaching research. I also hold a diploma in clinical supervision and have taught on courses in clinical supervision for qualified practitioners. I am committed to my ongoing personal and professional development. This includes regularly attending seminars and workshops and keeping informed about recent developments in my profession. My style is gently challenging but always respectful and attuned to each individual’s unique experience. I understand that establishing an effective therapeutic relationship is of primary importance and central to the successful outcome of therapy.
Do you feel like you and your partner keep ending up in the same place and reacting in the same ways that leave you feeling alone and misunderstood?
Do you feel like you just cannot get through to each other and find yourself caught in a never ending spiral of criticism, defensiveness and blame?
Are you exhausted from having the same arguments over and over that come out of the blue, escalate quickly and leave you feeling more like enemies than friends?
Do you avoid talking about what needs to be talked about and simmer inside instead which leaves you feeling isolated and disconnected?
Are anger and anxiety eroding intimacy, affection and sexual attraction in your relationship? Are you preoccupied with trust and jealousy issues?
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