Counselling for Children and Young People (ages 5-18 years)


for Adults

Hi, I'm Paula. I am a person-centred psychotherapist and creative counsellor

I work face to face, and also offer both on-line and telephone sessions. I work with children, young people and adults in Worcestershire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands.

I am an empathic and perceptive therapist and I provide a calm space where you can explore whatever is causing you distress.

My main modality of working is Person-Centred Therapy where the therapeutic relationship is key. I also draw on a range of approaches (CBT, Transactional Analysis, Creative Therapy) to offer you a bespoke therapeutic experience.

I have extensive experience of working in educational settings and I deliver counselling sessions in both mainstream and special education for teachers, support staff, children and young people in schools.

I am a registered as an approved therapist on the NCPS Children and Young People Therapist Accredited Register. This evidences that I have the skills and competencies to work with Children and Young People.

Paula Kelly-Edwards


I chose the imagery of poppies for my Private Practice as you often see them flowering beautifully in fields where the soil might be hard and dry, but they manage to grow and flourish. They are a symbol of both remembrance and hope for a peaceful future. I consider this is often reflected in counselling; we remember what we have lived through, explore our present emotions and endeavour to find ways to experience healing and peace for our next steps in life.

I am a member of the Creative Counsellors fellowship and I offer creative interventions such as art, sand tray therapy, cards, nesting dolls and puppets. It is always the client's choice, but sometimes when it is hard to find words, using a creative technique can unlock emotions which can then be gently explored.

I am committed to continuing professional development and take regular courses to extend and update my knowledge and skills. I attend both group and individual supervision each month. In my free time I enjoy taking long walks with my dog in nature and relaxing playing my flute.


  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB Level 4
  • Certificate in Counselling Young People Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute
  • Certificate in Telephone and On-line Counselling, ACTO
  • Creative Counsellors Interventions Trained
  • Walk and Talk Therapy Trained
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB Level 3
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB Level 2
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching
  • Degree of Bachelor of Arts, BA (Hons)

Continued Professional Development

  • Trauma Recovery Focused Pathway (Working with Children and Young People) Stage One BdT
  • Counselling ADHD
  • Working with Climate Change Anxiety
  • Creative Counsellors Interventions Training Pathway
  • How to help clients with their anger- a therapist's toolkit
  • Interactive Sandtray Therapy (Creative Counsellors)
  • Exploring the Impact of Hate Crime
  • Keeping them safe- Protecting Children from Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Child Sexual Abuse, Hope for Healing (Carolyn Spring)
  • Mindfulness
  • Polyvagal Theory and Polyvagal Teen
  • Treating Intrusive Thoughts and the Inner Critical Voice
  • Core Working Together Level 3- Sandwell Children's Safeguarding Partnership

Get in touch

Please contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or if you would like to arrange an appointment. You can also call me on 07894338150 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.