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)