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Paula Charnley

Leek ST13, UK

  • Grief
  • Trauma
  • Meditation
  • Spirituality
  • Focusing Oriented counselling
  • Inner relationship Focusing
  • Bodywork
  • NVC


My role as a Person Centred Counsellor, Holistic Therapist and Focusing Practitioner is so rewarding as I see people making the shifts to become unstuck. Empowering ourselves brings a sense of ease to life. From personal experience I know that Focusing can help with this shift

What services do I offer?

I have a private practice in Leek, North Staffs. I see people face to face for Counselling and Focusing

I also offer Counselling and Focusing sessions on Zoom

I offer Focusing Skills Courses in person and online
BFA Level 1-5

Frequently offering pop up Focusing Taster Events online

My background in Focusing

I studied my initial Focusing in Amsterdam with Ria van Hage
I have completed my practitioner and Teacher training in the UK with Peter Gill
I offer Focusing Skills certificate course online and in person, please go to Courses and events.
I regularly offer free 'Taste of Focusing sessions' online, with themes such as decision making, Managing pain, so that you can experience Focusing and how it may benefit you.
I regularly hold in person introductory sessions at gatherings and festivals.
My passion for Focusing developed as I was receiving it in Psychotherapy sessions. Embodying what I was feeling helped me to move on.


MSc Counselling Psychology
Focusing Teacher
Shiatsu Practitioner
Kripalu Yoga Teacher

How do I practice?

  • In person
  • Phone
  • Online

Supporting mentor

I am so passionate about Focusing that I love to mentor others who are deepening on their path. Lots of questions arrive on our Focusing journey so it is really helpful to have another experienced Focuser to discuss these with.

  • I offer a free 15-minute chat to support trainees in finding their Supporting Mentor

Prices: £50

My availability:


"I found the experience a very personal one. It has helped me to see things about myself."

“The course run by Paula was excellent. Very professionally delivered and friendly too. I have learnt an invaluable tool. Thanks for answering questions along the way"

“Excellent content and handouts. Clear delivery by Paula aided by showing Focusing in action. The course and timings were spot on. I feel I gained a good understanding but very much see that in order to be better able to use the Focusing approach I will need to practice."

"It felt really good working with Paula, safe, organic with an alchemical touch which encouraged freedom of expression. "
Level 1 Participant

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