​Specialising in multiple and complex needs
Pauline Angela Beesley
Integrative Therapist
Suite 1
Faringdon Business Centre
Volunteer Way
Faringdon, Oxfordshire

Tel: 0776 301 6616

Email: pauline.beesley@outlook.com
​Specialising in multiple and complex needs
Meet the Therapist.
Pauline has over thirty years experience working in Health, Social Care and Education. Begining her career as an auxillary nurse working with the elderley and terminally ill. It was at this stage Pauline developed her innately empathic and compassionate nature, thus began her dedication to working in the helping professions.  

In the mid nineties she was instumental in setting up a number of community projects that supported women and children who had experienced domestic violence. And, by the late nineties was working in mental health becoming a specialist practitioner and researcher on the impact early post traumatic stress disorder has on the emergence of personality disorder.

By the time she graduated as an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist 2005,  she was already working in successful  partnership with schools and colleges to identify troubled families, supporting teenage parents and disaffected young people to reintegrate and access education, employment and training.

In more recent years Pauline has been a highly respected and sort after Senior Business Manager. She was responsible for procuring and managing multimillion pound government contracts that engages young people and adults with complex needs. She has also had national responsibility for advising and coaching managers, teachers and community support workers to set up similar government funded programmes that engages and supports people of all ages with complex needs. 

Pauline has a fasicinating career history and variety of  expertise that she brings to the therapeutic relationship. Her knowledge, skills and experiences are adaptable and pragmatic. Nothing seems to shock or unnerve her. She believes we are all a "unique work in progress" and can always see the best in everyone. What we may consider a weakness - she will describe it as an opportunity to develop. 

​Specialising in multiple and complex needs
​What is Integrative Therapy?



Whatever your problem or issue there is always a therapeutic programme that can be adapted to meet your needs. In turn,  each programme uses a variety of different 'therapeutic models' to draw out thoughts, feelings and emotions that are troubling or holding you back. Whether you are grieving the loss of a loved one,  battling with a difficult work or life problem, or simply want to give up smoking - then integrative therapy may be the solution for you.

A ' therapeutic programme' refers to a particular type of therapy and is chosen because of the overall nature and depth of the problem.  A 'therapeutic model' is a theoretical tool or resource used to tackle a specific problem or issue identified within therapy.

For example: 
A psychotherapy programme  using attachment theory (type of therapy),  is unlikely to be much use for someone who wants to give up smoking. Whereas, a programme of hypnotherapy - that examines the client's 'attachment' to smoking (theoretical tool) - is likely to be the most appropriate integrative solution.

For more information on the individual therapy programmes and individual session cost-  scroll down. If you are still unsure then please feel free to call or contact me for a free confidential discussion. 

​NLP Coaching

​Specialising in multiple and complex needs



Referred to as the talking cure. If you want to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions in a safe, non-judgemental and strictly confidential environment - then counselling may be the programme for you.

Sometimes it's good 'to think out loud'. In counselling you are able to examine your anger, fears, frustrations and sadness about things in your life that trouble and ail you. By talking to someone who is independant and uninvolved with your day to day life it can be a great release, enabling you to reflect on problems and explore possible solutions.
Deep rooted problems take longer to identify and resolve, and often need more complex and creative ways to unravel. If your anxities, fears and behaviours are complex and taking over your life and working relationships - then psychotherapy may be the programme for you.

Psychotherapy uses a variety of models and techniques to help us get in touch with, and express, our inner self, in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment. Whether that expression is through art, music, poetry, or even screaming out loud. Through awareness of our inner self and outward expresson we are better able to come to terms with ourselves - and  through introspection and adaption of our thoughts, feelings and emotions, we begin to heal. 



If you are unable to identify - or fear talking about - your thoughts, feelings and emotions around a specific issue, habit or phobia - then hypnotherapy may be the programme for you.

The process enables you to bypass the blocks that prevent you moving forward and achieving your goals.  The therapist role is to help you open the channels to your subconcious and unconcious mind, and make subtle suggestions to help you reflect and engage in self healing, in a safe non challenging way.

The beauty of hypnotherapy is that you are in complete control of the process at all times, and therefore can stop at anytime. 
You wouldn't climb a mountain without a guide or a map so why would you face a complex life or work issue alone? Whether you want to change your lifestyle and follow your dreams, or you need to bring in that multimillion pound contract in on time and on budget - then coaching may be the programme for you.

The NLP process explores how we use language and actions to communicate and process information. By identifying our communication and receptive styles we can adapt them to improve our opportunities for success in both our relationships and decison making.

​Specialising in multiple and complex needs
CONTACT: Pauline Beesley
Call or email for confidential chat or to make an appointment.
Tel.: 0776 301 6616

Email: pauline.beesley@outlook.com
Faringdon Business Centre,
Volunteer Way, Faringdon,
​Specialising in multiple and complex needs

I am a registered member of the bacp (MBACP) including specialist divisions :

  • Private Practice
  • Healthcare
  • Coaching
  • Children and Young People
If you have severe and enduring mental health problems please check with your care co-ordinator before undergoing any form of alternative therapy to prevent any contraindications or complications in relation to medication or treatment programmes.    
​Specialising in multiple and complex needs

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Initial Assessment?
The initial assessment is a ​half hour  meeting between the ‘potential client’ and the therapist. The meeting aims to establish the basic contract and establish rapport between the ‘potential client’ and the therapist. The therapist gathers background information, such as name, contact details, previous experience of therapy, complex health indicators, any potential barriers and so on. It also examines what issue the client is presenting with, and which programme may be best suitable for the client.

The initial assessment is ​free of charge  and the therapeutic contract does not begin until the written contract is signed by both the client and the therapist.

What is Integrative Therapy?
Integrative Therapists believe there is no one way or model that can fit all people in all circumstances. They practice and adapt skills and theories from a variety of therapeutic models in order to meet the needs of the presenting client.

The Integrative Therapist will have first trained in a specific or generic model of psychotherapy then, over time trained and practiced additional theory and skills from other models. They then develop and make use of this new knowledge and skill to become an acknowledge and qualified Integrative Therapist.

 Why is a session only 50 minutes long when I pay fr an hour?
The therapist will use the additional ten minutes to consolidate and refresh their notes from the previous sessions and then, use those notes in future sessions to help the client reflect and integrate their progress. Effectively those additional ten minutes are administration time.
Why do you charge different amounts for different therapy programmes?
Each therapeutic programme requires different therapeutic models, tools, and levels of knowledge and skills. It also requires additional administration time. For example, counselling and psychotherapy are primarily talking therapies. They rely heavily on analysing what is said in the room, and reflection is primarily the responsibility of the client, with small prompts from the therapist.

Whereas hypnotherapy will require the therapist to research the best model and tools to use with a particular client. What model and tools the therapist uses with someone with a fear of spiders, will be different to those used with a client who wants to quit smoking. Therefore, the therapist will spend more administration time familiarising themselves and reflecting on the models and tools to be used in the sessions, and how they impact on the individual client concerned.

Coaching sessions involve a sixty-minute session, but in addition the therapist and client may have a contract - where in addition - the therapist prompts or checks in with the client by phone or email to monitor progress between sessions. Coaching also involves a lot of assessment, planning and review of written targets and actions by both the client and the therapist. This involves additional administration time by the therapist outside of the sessions.

I have serious mental health problems, can I be hypnotised?
Whether you came for hypnosis or counselling I would require written confirmation from your psychiatric coordinator to assess the risk of psychosis, and to ensure there are no other therapeutic programmes planned or in place that would compromise your medical treatments. There may also be a need to share and receive information from your psychiatric coordinator. However, even if your psychiatric coordinator did not approve of hypnosis or counselling - they may agree - to a programme of meditation or mindfulness. Meditation and mindfulness are similar to some hypnotherapy models and tools, but there is no auto suggestive analysis or somnambulistic treatments involved.      

​What if I change my mind halfway through therapy?
The therapist will encourage you NOT to give up on the therapy. There is always a point in the process where the client feels nothing is happening or they are uncomfortable with their thoughts and feelings. This is natural and is usually your subconscious or unconscious mind resisting the change. All good therapist would encourage you continue to work through the process. One of the reasons you are required to pay for a programme of therapy up front is because it acts as a motivator – so if you have paid for a session - you might as well attend.

How long is a programme of therapy?
Counselling and Psychotherapy are usually weekly sessions over an eight-week period. Most clients feel their issue or problem is resolved in that time. However, some clients feel they want to continue for longer. In this instance a discussion about why they want to continue and, if there are benefits to continuing, will need to be renegotiated.

Hypnotherapy for Meditation or Mindfulness is ad hoc, and a one off programme when the client feels they need it. Sometimes it is recommended for people who feel they are not quite ready for a full therapy programme.

Hypnoanalysis for habit and phobias is usually four to six sessions over a four to six- week period.  

NLP Coaching is usually six sessions over a negotiated period, not extending beyond six months. Most Business and Executive Coaching sessions happen monthly, with weekly telephone or email prompts from the therapist. However, people choosing Life Coaching tend to prefer weekly or fortnightly sessions with daily prompts. NLP Coaching is a negotiated therapeutic programme and in some instances can be extended for up to two years and beyond for Business & Executive clients.

​Do I get a refund if I miss or cancel an appointment?
Essentially no - all programmes are expected to be paid up front via BACS or paypal.  Refunds will not be given for missed appointments - the reason being - is that the therapist will have already paid in advance for the room and, turned up and prepared for the session, so it is unfair to expect the therapist to carry the financial loss. Any cancellation on the part of the therapist will be rescheduled as explained in the refunds and cancellations policy given in the initial assessment, and similarly agreed in the written contract between the client and therapist.


See what previous clients have to say!

A very skilled and experienced practitioner....

Pauline is one of the best therapist and business coaches I have ever worked with. Her professional attitude and commitment to her work is admirable to say the least. I once told her how in awe I am of her knowledge and skills, she responded with the following statement:
​"Knowledge and skills are free for all. It just takes passion, patience and perseverance".
I was terrified of  hypnotherapy, I thought I might end up clucking like a chicken. But it was nothing like that. It was more like a really deep meditation. When I woke up, I felt like I had slept for hours, but it was only twenty minutes. It was weird but it felt like magic! I would definately recommend it....... Although I haven't lost as much weight as I had hoped to, I  now look at food differently and eat sensibley. However, my biggest gain was my confidence and self esteem, I feel great.
​"Happiness is a state of mind, not a state of being"
I can't thank her enough. She helped me to focus on what really mattered. My to do and to doodle lists (the things I do to avoid doing my to do list) still makes me me laugh out loud. Pauline is so friendly and ameniable - she is like a little angel that sits on my shoulder reminding me about good and bad choices. Working with her was probabley the best choice I ever made.  I got my promotion at work, and my relationship with my kids has improved no end.

​"Balance is about learning to work to live, not living to work..."
I have never met anyone like Pauline before. She is so calm and relaxed - at first it scared me. When we talked about these feelings I realised that I had spent my life being anxious and worried all the time, and I always wanted to please people. By learning to be relaxed and calm like Pauline, I realized people liked me better because I was no longer buzzing round like a crazy bluebottle.......

​"Family is about the love in your heart, not the blood in your veins"

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