online, Hythe and Folkestone

I work with individuals and couples of all kinds who are concerned about their relationships.

Clients comment on my warm and straight-forward manner, but I am also very practical. Our work will be grounded in what is going to make a difference to your life, right now.


We also may look at issues from the past, including trauma if that’s necessary. If so, I use a gentle and effective technique called Rewind, to help reduce the intensity of emotion around any upsetting memories.


Just as important, I will also share tools and techniques that can help you right now.


I see clients online, and in person in Hythe and Folkestone, Kent. You can read about some of the issues I work with here. Book a chat with me to see if we are a good fit to work together.



  • Paula has a diploma in Psychotherapy with The Human Givens, a Masters in Business Psychology from the University of East London, and a diploma in Transformational Coaching with the ICF accredited Animas School of Coaching
  • She has further training in working with couples, ADHD, teenagers and addictions
  • She appears monthly on Folkestone FM, discussing mental health with Vicky Eldridge
  • Paula also works with PTSD Resolution, a mental health charity offering therapy to veterans of the UK armed forces who suffer from post-traumatic stress
  • She offers mental health workshops for the workplace, and also delivers online trainings for Mind (South East and Central Essex) and The Burnt Chef.
  • Author of The Career Pause and Pivot, Get Noticed and Do Your Own PR, Paula has been published in The Guardian, HR Zone, and Psychologies magazine, among others. You can read more about her writing and the therapeutic writing courses she runs, here.
  • Also qualified to deliver Saville Wave, Disc and Risk Compass Profiling.
About Paula, psychotherapist in Folkestone
Paula Gardner Human Givens counsellor

working together

I offer face to face therapy sessions in Hythe and Folkestone, Kent, as well as online therapy.  Prices are £85 per session, £120 for couples. 


I also offer online sessions, and mental health and well-being workshops for corporates, small businesses, schools and Universities.