Hello, I'm Paulina

Integrative Psychotherapist Specialising in Neurodiversity, Belonging, Relationship Dynamics, and Couples Therapy

Are you struggling with feeling out of place or disconnected, perhaps due to neurodiverse traits or challenges in understanding where you truly belong? I'm here to guide you towards finding your sense of belonging and forging deeper connections. Whether you're navigating the complexities of neurodiversity, feeling overwhelmed in personal relationships, or seeking more meaningful interactions, I offer the support you need to find clarity and balance.

If you're an individual feeling lost, a couple striving to improve communication and understanding, or a teenager grappling with the unique challenges of adolescence, let’s work together to uncover your unique strengths and foster a supportive environment where you can thrive.

Embrace Your Belonging and Neurodiversity

As a passionate advocate for neurodiversity, I specialise in helping those who often feel marginalised or misunderstood due to their neurodiverse conditions. I understand the unique challenges that come with navigating a world designed for neurotypical individuals. By focusing on belonging and connection, my therapy sessions are designed to empower you to celebrate your distinctiveness and integrate it into all aspects of your life.

Exploring Identity and the Masks We Wear

In our quest for belonging, we often take on different identities and masks to fit in and be accepted. This can be particularly pronounced in neurodiverse individuals who may feel pressure to conform to societal norms. Understanding and dismantling these masks is essential to discovering your true self and finding genuine connections.

  • Neurodiversity: Many neurodiverse individuals adopt different personas to navigate social situations and be accepted. This can lead to a disconnect between their true selves and the roles they feel they must play. My approach helps you understand these dynamics and fosters self-acceptance.

  • Relationships: In relationships, we often change roles, especially during major transitions like parenthood. These changes can strain our sense of identity and belonging. By addressing these shifts, we can work towards more authentic and fulfilling relationships.

  • Adolescence: Teenagers face immense pressure to fit in, often leading them to wear masks that hide their true selves. I provide a safe space for teenagers to explore their identities and build a strong sense of self.

Special Focus on Relationships and Couples Therapy

I am passionate about helping couples build stronger, healthier relationships. My mission is to nurture deeper connections through a compassionate and trusting approach. Together, we'll explore your challenges and work on overcoming them as a team.

  • Couples Therapy: Enhance your relationship through improved communication, empathy, and mutual respect. Learn how to appreciate each other's differences and work together to build a stronger, more connected partnership.

  • Intimacy and Connection: Rediscover and reignite intimacy within your relationship. Understand the dynamics that foster deep emotional and physical connection.

  • Managing Life Transitions Together: Navigate major life changes like parenthood, relocation, or career shifts without losing your bond. Develop strategies to support each other through these transitions.

The Role of Cultures and Systems in Therapy

Understanding the influence of different cultures and systemic relationships is crucial in fostering a sense of belonging and connection. Cultural backgrounds shape our identities, values, and interactions, and acknowledging these influences can enhance our therapeutic work.

  • Cultural Sensitivity: I incorporate an understanding of diverse cultural backgrounds into our sessions, recognizing how cultural values and traditions impact your sense of self and belonging. This helps in creating a more inclusive and empathetic therapeutic environment.

  • Systemic Therapy: Understanding the systems you are part of – be it family, work, or social circles – helps in identifying patterns and dynamics that affect your sense of belonging. We'll explore how these systems influence your identity and relationships, working towards creating balance and harmony.

For Individuals, Couples, Teenagers, and Parents: Transformative Psychotherapy Services

  • Individual Therapy: Dive deep into your personal journey and discover how to align your daily life with a true sense of belonging. Overcome challenges related to anxiety, self-doubt, and the quest for connection in a supportive and understanding setting.

  • Teen Therapy: Support for teenagers facing the pressures of adolescence, including identity issues, social stress, and emotional challenges. Providing a safe space to explore these experiences and develop healthy coping strategies.

  • Support for Parents: Navigate identity changes post-childbirth and integrate your new role with your sense of belonging. Empowering parents to model belonging for their children, fostering a healthy family environment.

  • Understanding and Reframing Your Upbringing: Work with parents who wish to understand the impact of their upbringing and aim to parent differently. Learn how to maintain your sense of belonging while providing a nurturing and supportive environment for your children.

Why Should You Work with Me?

  • Expert Guidance on Neurodiversity: With a focus on the nuances of ASD, ADHD, and other neurodiverse conditions, I provide a unique perspective that fosters self-acceptance and integration.

  • Tailored Strategies for Belonging: Utilise bespoke therapeutic techniques designed to help you feel a deep sense of belonging, embracing both your strengths and vulnerabilities.

  • Commitment to Deep Connections: Whether working with individuals, couples, teenagers, or parents, my therapy sessions are committed to helping you forge deeper and more meaningful relationships.

Are you ready to explore your personal and relational dynamics in a way that celebrates your uniqueness and promotes a deeper sense of belonging? Contact me today to begin your journey towards a more fulfilling and connected life.

Are You Ready to Get Started?

Curious about my approach and specialities? Visit my About and Who I work with  pages for more insights. Or, let's start with a free 15-minute no-obligation chat. I'm here to listen and help you take the next step forward.