Get past anxiety

Dealing with anxiety at work


I am a business psychologist and coach and I work with people held back by feelings of anxiety, especially in the workplace.  These are often entrepreneurs and young people. Anxiety and feelings of overwhelm prevent them from going for that goal, being more visible, or just stop them from fully enjoying their work.


I use the RED three point framework:


R – Reality Check. We look at the environment around you. What feelings of anxiety and overwhelm are coming from you? What are environmental and can be changed ?

E – Educate. I share many different styles and ways of coping – something for everyone

D- Do. Embedding these techniques will help you feel empowered and able to cope.


I offer four main ways of working with me:


  • One to one coaching around anxiety and overwhelm
  • Worry workshops for the workplace
  • VIP days to get past what is holding you back
  • MORE: mental health for entrepreneurs


My work is not therapy. I coach you to deal with the symptoms of anxiety around your work and career, and also help you deal with overwhelm. 


Who am I?



Paula Gardner offers confidence and anxiety coachingI started my own PR consultancy in the 90s and was in PR and marketing for over 25 years. On realising many of my clients were being held back by a fear of being more visible, I retrained as a business psychologist. Next, a qualification in transformational coaching followed.  I also started working with young people on apprenticeship schemes. Rececently, it has also been Kickstarters – young people on the government’s back to work scheme. 


Finally, I’m the author of Get Noticed, Do Your Own PR and The Career Pause and Pivot, and studying to be a psychotherapist in my spare time. I am also in a list of 100 inspiring women by



What’s it like to work with me?


I am warm, friendly and very solution focused.


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Book your first session here

“Paula’s creativity, passion, and ability to see the larger picture were evident from day one. Working on my own, I value her collaborative and supportive process.  I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.”
Clinical psychologist and personal brand consultant,  Lisa Orban of Golden Note Book.

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