What’s on offer?

50 minute online Zoom sessions.

I offer a free 30 minute initial consultation, to meet and discuss your needs and the possibility of working together.

I currently offer sessions using the Internal Family Systems model and I am a level 1 Internal Family Systems Practitioner.


All are welcome: whether you are finding life challenging at present or you are interested in personal development. There are many different reasons why individuals seek support. I provide a non-judgemental, compassionate space for you to explore the various difficulties that you face, at your pace.

This is a very small example of the types of struggles I help people with but it will give you some idea of the work that is possible.

  • Anxious thoughts
  • Low Mood
  • Low Self esteem and body related anxiety
  • Feelings of overwhelm
  • Perfectionism
  • Grief
  • Pregnancy Loss

I have a keen interest in working with, and experience of, chronic illness and pregnancy related trauma.

More details about the approach can be found at https://ifs-institute.com


*Internal Family Systems Level 1

*FdSc in Therapeutic Counselling with Ulster University (Pending, May 2021)

*’Counselling Online’ Primer with The Open University and BACP

*Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Studies (Distinction, Ulster University)

*Pregnancy Crisis Training with Counselling Skills (80 hour training with Care Confidential)

I have an IFS supervisor who oversees my work with clients ensuring your safety and wellbeing throughout our time together.

A little about me

My name is Paula Hanson. Before I began my therapeutic training I worked in the health sector and publishing. I then took a career break to have a family and began my Psychotherapy journey.

Over 10 years ago I began working within a Pregnancy Crisis centre. I worked with individuals and families, providing support around unplanned pregnancies and various relational impacts. I also trained in and worked with those who were experiencing difficulties following abortions or miscarriages.

I am a founding Director of Jubilee Community Benefit Society, which owns and operates Northern Ireland’s first community-owned farm. I am experienced, and have a keen interest, in the physical and emotional wellness that can be encountered outdoors and within nature, and I am excited to offer walking therapy in due course.

Jubilee Farm