Caroline Georgiou - Person Centred Counsellor & Supervisor Registered MBACP
The Affinity Centre
29a Water Lane
My name is Caroline and I am a person-centred counsellor. I believe that one of our basic needs to live a fuller life is to understand how we feel. By having a connection with our bodies, emotions and thoughts, we are able to identify our needs and how to go about meeting them.
By knowing who we are builds our capacity to take care of ourselves and our trust that we can. This solid knowledge also enables us to recognise and maintain healthy boundaries in relationships, have a clearer understanding of our goals and fuels us to take positive action to fulfil ourselves.
Life can deal us cards that we don't want, deserve, expect or feel that we can handle. We can feel overwhelmed, unable to cope and scared or anxious. Talking to a trained counsellor can help you to work with the feelings that you experience as a result of those cards and to find your own way of understanding, accepting and releasing them.
Based in Wilmslow, I offer several therapeutic ways of working. Either face to face, by telephone or skype, we can connect, working side by side as you explore your self. I also believe that therapeutic work can take place outside of the counselling room and offer 'Walk and Talk' sessions locally.
It can be difficult to find the words to express ourselves and we can use art, poetry, drama, whatever language you are drawn to. I also believe that we can find healing through our bodies and alongside published research, recognise the impact of breath and movement as our very own source of regeneration and embodied empowerment.
If you have any questions or would like to talk, I invite you to contact me either by telephone or email and that would give us an opportunity to connect. You can also learn more about me and how we could work together on my website www.wellbeingwilmslow.com.
My role is to offer you a safe and confidential space where you have the support to give expression to what is going on for you. Within the space, we will have the freedom to create and develop a therapeutic relationship that nurtures, accepts and inspires you to connect with who you authentically are.
Being in a person-centred counselling relationship can empower you to:
Explore your self-concept and become more connected to your authentic self,
Develop your self-awareness,
Reconnect with your self and your inner experiences (body, emotions, thoughts),
Trust your own experiences,
Build your self-worth,
Enable you to develop healthy boundaries with yourself and others,
heal from your trauma,
It is fundamentally a relationship and process that values you for you. I work with my empathy to enable clients to feel heard, understood, accepted and valued.
As a counsellor,I am profoundly moved and humbled by the power of the healing process of the person-centred relationship and I am dedicated to working and being this way.
I understand that exploring the idea of counselling takes courage and that even in today's society, there is a sense of stigma and fear of the unknown in regards to the field of self-care and self-kindness. Counselling and the journey which follows takes a commitment to yourself. This does not always come naturally or easily, especially if you do not believe you deserve to make your wellbeing a priority.
It is my responsibility and role to help every client to value their worth and to support them along their personal path to a better place. I offer a safe space where you can explore your issues confidentially and without judgement.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I have developed extensive and invaluable experience within the field of counselling and wellbeing. I was fortunate to be trained by leading members of the Person-Centred field and I am passionate about developing my skills and awareness.
- For me, working alongside clients is the most rewarding gift and it is my responsibility to ensure that my knowledge and skills are continually developing.
Training & Development (fuller list can be found on my website)
- Bachelor of Arts in Community Education (Northern College of Education)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (Jordanhill Counselling Unit, University of Strathclyde. BACP accredited)
- Certificate in Counselling Supervision (University of Edinburgh. COSCA accredited)
During my employment in New York City as an Assistant Psychologist, I received an Outstanding Achievement Award & a grant towards future study as an acknowledgement of my contribution to services within the national organisation.
I also have extensive experience in telephone counselling, specialising in working with clients who are suicidal or have suicidal thoughts. Currently, I am in private practice and I volunteer with a bereavement counselling service and facilitate therapeutic bereavement support groups in Cheshire. I am also co-founder of SOS (Shake it Off Stockport) which is a monthly, sober community dance event.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Family & its many shapes and forms
Mental health issues
I enjoy working creatively within the therapeutic space. Clients and I have enjoyed a variety of healing expression through storytelling, poetry, art, music, writing and drama.
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Counselling Sessions - The first, initial session is £25. Subsequent sessions are £50 an hour.
Telephone & Skype - £15 for initial session. £30 for subsequent sessions.
Walk And Talk - 30 minute session is £20. 1 hour session is £35.
SOS - £2 for adult admission. 50p for child admission. Children must be supervised at all times.
I am happy to offer a discount for block bookings.
I offer hourly sessions from 2 locations in Wilmslow and offer concession counselling sessions for those on a lower income.
* Fees payable are to reserve the therapeutic hour, not for attendance. Once a session has been booked, the agreed fee must be paid unless 24 hours notice given.
Counselling is a positive and empowering process. If you are willing to commit to yourself and the therapeutic relationship, you can accomplish a greater sense of wellbeing and facilitate your own growth and development.
Appointments available during day and evening and have limited weekend availability.
I work within the BACP ethical framework & follow stated guidelines for good practice. I receive supervision on a monthly basis to ensure that I am working in the best way I can for each client. I also attend regular trainings and CPD to update and enhance my skills.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work from 2 locations, 1 has ground floor access with free parking available. I am available Monday-Friday, during the day and evening. I do have some availability on Saturday mornings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer a significantly discounted price of £35 an hour to Counsellors in Training as a way of supporting individuals on their journey to becoming a Counsellor.View supervision profile