Paula Gardner PR Consultant, Coach & Author

Paula Gardner, your therapist who gets business

Hello! My name is Paula Gardner. As a business owner who has been through stress, overwhelm and even burnout,  I understand the struggles of growing and running a business. However, perhaps those struggles are feeling a bit much for you right now?


If you’re looking for a therapist or wellbeing supprt for your business, here’s something to see if we might make a good match…


  • I have been working with business owners for over 25 years. Yep, that’s even before the dawn of Facebook

  • I have run my own PR and marketing company and get the struggles around money and the anxieties around bringing in the business

  • Qualification-wise, I am a business psychologist, an executive coach and a psychotherapist, trained with the Human Givens school.  While these may sound impressive, what they mean is that my therapy work is informed by business. I know how business works

  • I love business, whether it’s helping a start-up founder work on their fears around being visible, or helping an employer cope with the stresses of managing staff

  • I am warm and practical. We’ll get good work done in our sessions, but we will also laugh at times

  • My approach means that it’s equally suitable for someone who wants to focus on improving one issue, as helping those who want to change and grow at a deep level


Working with Paula Gardner


Most of my therapy work is online, via Zoom. However, I do see therapy clients in Hythe and Folkestone, and visit corporate clients around the UK.


Speaking of which, clients I have worked with include Mind South East and Central Essex, The Burnt Chef, BA, the PRCA, Supermums, Digital Marketing Mentor, Digilearn, Pensar IT, Wake Up With Zest, Qube, Innolearn, Holiday Extras, The University of Lincoln, and Marvel Recruit.


Other interesting things about me 


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  • Author of Get Noticed, Do Your Own PR and The Career Pause and Pivot

  • I’ve been a coach for PR apprentices with the PRCA for over 4 years, mentoring them in their early careers

  • Volunteer coach with AgeUK

  • Mum to three young adults and a very handsome tabby

  • Early days cold water swimmer


Book a chat if you’d like to discuss working with me.




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Publications Featuring Paula Gardner

You can find Paula Gardner in The Guardian, SME, Stella magazine, Marie Claire, Psychologies and HR Zone, among others. Paula’s books are Do Your Own PR and Get Noticed. Paula is a Member of the Association for Business Psychology and The Human Givens Institute.


“Paula is not the usual therapist. She lets you find your own feet, while guiding you, oh so subtly (so I do not have a 100 more things on my to do list after a session). I came out of my first session with tools, ideas, thoughts and some soft challenges.


I can’t express how much I would recommend her. The space she has created to allow ideas to percolate, be shared and actioned is lovely. At no point did I feel like I was a failure because I wasn’t there yet. Her many years in PR and running her own business are invaluable and just add another layer.


So if you are thinking about wanting to grow your business and actually do it and want someone who is going to let you spread your wings, then Paula is my top recommendation.”
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