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 volunteering within a Pregnancy Crisis centre, working with individuals and families, providing support around unplanned pregnancies and various relational impacts. Since then, I have worked therapeutically with clients in a variety of community settings including Wellbeing Hubs and a GP surgery.

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 at Jubilee farm.


*Internal Family Systems (IFS) Level 1

*Internal Family Systems Level 2: Trauma and Neuroscience

*Internal Family Systems level 3

*FdSc in Counselling (Distinction, Ulster University)

*Ulster University Deane’s award for highest achieving associate counselling student.

MSc Environment, Health and Wellbeing (ongoing, University of Cumbria)

Registered member of BACP

*’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)