Stephanie PagioChartered Counselling Psychologist

My passion is working with my clients to foster understanding and find freedom from the unhelpful role food has inhabited in your life.

About Me

I am a Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health Care Professions Council and a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society. I completed my training while living in Germany and the United States where I honed an eclectic holistic strengths-based approach to counselling. I received training in humanistic, cognitive behavioural and brief therapies.

I have worked extensively within a culture of trauma-informed care and understand the impact of adverse experiences. I worked with a diverse range of clients experiencing multiple challenges always with a view to guiding the individual to be the best version of themselves.

To ensure ongoing development in the field of counselling psychology, I undertake regular training in response to my clients’ needs and the continued evolution of my practice. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing to assist clients in finding freedom from trauma and releasing the compulsion to continue unhealthy practices. I believe that everyone has the capacity to recover and my role is to support you to discover the way.

Helping You

From my own experiences in counselling, I recognise how vital trust and support are in the relationship. Acknowledging that you are the expert on your life, I work on joining with you on your journey to achieve the goals that are important to you.

I create a safe environment where you can gain insight into what role food is playing in your life, explore your emotions, thoughts and behaviours, learn to detach from destructive habits and explore alternative ways to manage.

I know from my personal challenges the release that comes from unlocking the chains that bind when issues with food are present. I will work with you on finding a new healthy way to be in relationship with food.

Times and Fees

My Fees

  • £100Standard Session
  • £530Block of 6 peak
  • £85Off Peak
  • £450Off peak block

Days I'm available at WeightMatters

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

I am available at additional times for remote support using


Qualifications & Training

  • 2018 Obesity Training – National Centre for Eating Disorders
  • 2018 Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders - National Centre for Eating Disorders
  • 2018 Creative Approaches in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • 2017 Competencies for LGBTQ Affirmative Counselling
  • 2017 Intensive Cognitive Behavioural Training
  • 2016 Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Trained
  • 2016 Moral Reconation Therapy
  • 2016 Reasoning with Unreasonable People: Focus on Disorders of Emotional Regulation
  • 2015 Yoga and Mindfulness Training
  • 2015 Habits of Happy People
  • 2015 Cognitive Process Therapy
  • 2015 Seeking Safety – Therapy for PTSD and Substance Use Disorder
  • 2014 Recognising and Responding to Crisis
  • 2014 MA Counselling Psychology
  • 1994 BSc Psychology (HONS)

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist Registration No. PYL35236
  • Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society Membership
  • Member of British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies
  • Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counsellor (ICADC), reciprocated by United Kingdom Professional Certification Board of Alcohol & Drug Counsellors
  • (US) Licensed Professional Counsellor 73554 (LPC) – Texas
  • (US) Licensed Chemical Dependency Counsellor 12877 (LCDC) Texas
  • (US) National Certified Counsellor (NCC)

Services I Provide at WeightMatters

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