Caroline Georgiou - Person Centred Counsellor & Supervisor Registered MBACP
The Affinity Centre
29a Water Lane
Thank you for taking some time to look at my profile. I hope that you get a sense of who I am and how I work.
Areas of Expertise include:
- Relationship issues (difficulty sustaining relationships, boundaries, breakdowns)
- Mental Health (depression, anxiety, mood disorders, illness)
- Loss (bereavement, change)
- Trauma and Shame (traumatic experiences such as neglect and abuse)
- Low Self-Worth (self-doubt, self-loathing)
- Suicidal thoughts and/or feeling suicidal
- Self-harming behaviours
I am deeply passionate about counselling and how it can help. When we are in difficulty (for whatever reason), we can feel isolated and not "normal". We feel we aren't behaving, feeling or thinking like we should or how we used to. This can magnify our sense of isolation and anxiety.
Counselling helps because at it's core, it is about connecting with another person as you experience their acceptance and understanding of you. There is nothing that can't be explored. It is about being in a therapeutic relationship that can nurture you, activating your sense of self worth and ability to make healthier choices for yourself.
I offer a confidential, Person-Centred Counselling Service to individuals experiencing difficulties or recurring issues which impact negatively on their lives. Throughout my 20 years in the field of Mental Health and 15 years as a practising, qualified counsellor, I have gained invaluable experience working with clients of all ages, backgrounds and cultures.
Being in a safe, therapeutic relationship enables individuals to face their pain and life experiences without fear of judgement. I work with my empathy to enable clients to feel heard and understood so that they can learn to accept and empower themselves. I am profoundly touched by the power of the healing process and I have had the privilege of sharing journeys with clients who have worked through what they feel has held them back from being who they really are, who have achieved their therapeutic goals and left with a greater sense of wellbeing and feeling in control of their lives.
- 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.
Supervision is crucial for us as practitioners to work in the best way that we can for our clients. It is also a fundamental part of our own growth. Being a counsellor can have a huge impact on our wellbeing and it is essential that we have the support from a trained supervisor to enable us to feel connected and to have the space to explore what is going on for us.
I am a Person-Centred Supervisor and I value the mutuality within such a relationship. My supervisor is psychodynamic and I enjoy being challenged with different perspectives. I have supervised counsellors and counsellors in training and find each relationship challenging and inspiring.
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:
- 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)
- Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid Certificate
- Human Relations & Counselling Skills, Modules 1 and 2 (University of Dundee)
- Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Empathy Skills with Babette Rothschild (author of "Help for the Helper")
- Tomasulo Behavioural Therapy training with Dr Dan Tomasulo (Author of "Action Methods for Group Psychotherapy")
- Child Protection Training Stages 1 and 2 (Dundee City Council)
- Survivors of Abuse (Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre)
- Buddhism & Counselling in Western Society (University of Dundee)
- Advanced Professional Training Counselling Research Workshops (University of Strathclyde)
- Transactional Analysis 101 (Abertay University)
- Beginnings, Middles and Endings (University of Dundee)
- Working with Self-harm & Self-Injury (University of Dundee)
- Teacher Training Workshop for the Life Skills Training Program
- Reiki 1
- Compassion Fatigue Workshop with Françoise Mathieu ( Author of "The Compassion Fatigue Workbook". Mindsite)
- Psychotherapy in the Theatre of the Mind with Donna Savery (Mindsite)
- Bereavement Theory (The Dove Service)
- Working with Life Changing/Limiting Illness (The Dove Service)
- The Web of Shame in the Therapeutic Space with Christiane Sanderson
- Holistic Writing for Wellbeing
- Drawing Space (Manchester Art Gallery)
- Words Work Well Training in Bibliotherapy (Lapidus Scotland)
- Unconscious Bias Seminar with Femi Otitoju (Dundee University)
- Introduction to Colour Therapy (The Nilipul Foundation)
- Creative Interventions (The Dove Service)
- Ethics (The Dove Service)
- Women and Alcohol (Tayside Council on Alcohol)
- Laughter Therapy Workshop with Margaret McCathie
- Mental Health Awareness for Youth Workers (Youth Fed)
- Addictive Relationships with Food (The Counselling and Family Centre)
- Anti-discriminatory practice in counselling with Colin Lago (University of Chester)
- Working with Couples, 4 day foundation course (The Counselling & Family Centre)
- Working with Couples, Building Better Therapeutic Relationships (The Counselling & Family Centre)
- Working with Couples, Bereament Loss and Change (The Counselling & Family Centre)
- Working with Couples, The Adult Sexual Relationship (The Counselling and Family Centre)
- Shifting Shame, Releasing Fear (Fierce Embodiment)
- Introduction to Mindfulness (MRE Workshop) (The Christie School)
- Mindfulness (MRE2). Teaching Clients,1-2-1 Sessions (The Christie School)
- Be The Best You Can Be (University of Chester)
- Finding Your Voice (University of Chester)
- Adapting Relaxation & Creative Imagery for Groups (The Christie School)
- Living With PTSD (Recovery Health & Wellbeing Academy)
- To Tell Or Not To Tell, Sharing Your Story (Recovery Health & Wellbeing Academy)
- Living With Self-Harm (Recovery Health & Wellbeing Academy)
- Integrating Art Work in to Your Counselling Practice
- The 23rd John Bowlby International Conference, "Repetition, repetition, repetition. Breaking The Cycle of Attachment Trauma
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 shall be facilitating therapeutic bereavement support groups.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- 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
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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.
I am undertaking a Mindful Resilience Enhancement Teacher Training in 2017 and aim to bring my new learning to my practice, further enhancing the therapeutic experience for clients.
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The initial session is 25 pounds.
Hourly sessions are 50 pounds.
I offer hourly sessions from 2 locations in Wilmslow and have offer a limited number of 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
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 free parking available. I am available Monday-Friday, during the day and evening.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer counselling supervision to counsellors and counsellors in training. For me, counselling supervision offers invaluable support and opportunities for personal and professional development.View supervision profile