Caron Atkinson MBACP (Accred) (Registered) Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor

Caron Atkinson MBACP (Accred) (Registered) Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor

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Trowbridge
Wiltshire
BA14

01225 355123 / 07988514924

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Trowbridge
Wiltshire
BA14

01225 355123 / 07988514924

About me

Welcome to my profile page.  I am a BACP Registered/Accredited Counsellor, working with adults, children/teenagers (with parental consent), families and couples. My approach is integrative. I believe that the counselling relationship is of high importance when helping people to make changes in their lives. I work with people who suffer or have suffered with anxiety, loss/bereavement, relationship breakdown, depression, mental health, addiction and much more.  Amongst using many creative methods in my work, when working with you short term Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focussed Therapy (SFT) are models of therapy that I may use to ensure we are on the right path to achieve a more happy and relaxed life.   Longer term my work draws on the modalities of person centred, psychodynamic, transactional analysis, transpersonal and gestalt therapy. In addition I specialise in the use of Humanistic Sandplay Therapy which facilitates exploration, expression, awareness and discovery and is beneficial for people (adults and children) who are stuck, unable to express pain in words, or are unable to understand what is going on for themselves, this will help bring unconscious thoughts and feelings to your conscious, a process which I will support you through and which is always helpful for you when trying to find out or understand about yourself.

As a BACP Member I am bound by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am committed to CPD to enhance and inform my practice. I hold an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor of Individuals and Groups having trained at The Grove Practice in London at post graduate level. I work with qualified and Trainee Counsellors and also undertake Group Supervision, my style is creative to help you explore relationships with clients and ensure ethical practice is followed. Please look at my Supervision page for more information.  

I am also an Accredited by European College of Bowen Studies (ECBS) as a Bowen Technique Practitioner.  The Bowen Technique is a remedial therapy tool that offers the body an opportunity to restore structural integrity, be it physical or emotional pain; it is different to any other form of body therapy in that it does not work at the will of the therapist, it allows the body to assimilate the information given by the therapist through rolling type body moves. My belief is that it works in a similar way to CBT in that it changes the way the body thinks, feels and behaves, helping to relieve the body of pain. Bowen Technique can be used with babies helping to relieve colic and anxiety, children and adults in reducing stress/anxiety.

I qualified with The Coaching Academy as a Youth Impact Coach and Corporate & Executive Coach and specialise in Relationship Coaching, which involves Work Relationships and Personal Relationships.  Coaching is different to Counselling in that it is totally focussed in the here and now, supporting you in making changes and setting goals for the future, helping you to achieve such goals, which may involve recognition of possible obstacles and then exploring options to enable you to make the changes and move forward in your life. Coaching is action focussed and encourages you to set specific dates/timescales in order to make plans/hopes and dreams come alive.

Youth Impact Coaching can be helpful for young people who are in transitional periods of their lives and struggling with personal relationships, be it family or friends; it also helps to encourage positive thinking, making of positive changes, achieving hopes for the future.

Positive relationships in the workplace are an important factor; I specialise in Coaching Leaders, Executives and Managers to focus on building positive relationships in the working envirionment which has a positive impact on morale of the workforce and in turn this helps to increase productivity.

I hope you have found this profile informative and it helps you understand the different ways I can work with you, if you would like to call me to discuss your requirements further then this will give you an opportunity to see if my style of work is suitable for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:
BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
BACP Registered
Diploma in Integrative Supervision of Individuals and Groups
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited Course)
Diploma in Humanistic Sandplay Therapy
Diploma in Corporate & Executive Coaching
Diploma in Youth Impact Coaching
Accredited Practitioner of The Bowen Technique (ECBS)
Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in TA 101

Training:
Intro. to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Intro. to Child Mental Health
Child Sexual Abuse Workshop
Subpersonality Theory and Sandplay Practice
Managing Aggression
Life Story Work
Workshop re. Difficult, Disturbing & Dangerous Behaviour
Solution Focussed Therapy Training
Level 3 Child Protection Training
Attachment Theory and the Impact of Trauma
Intro. to Mindfulness-Based Approaches
Intro. to Child Mental Health
Therapeutic Play Training
NLP for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
AIM2 Assessment of young males who sexually harm
Child Sexual Exploitation
Children's Emotional Welol being and Mental Health:Emerging Personality Disorder and Psychosis
Improving Outcomes For Children


Experience:
Specialist Intervention Worker for Children and Families
Crisis Intervention Worker with Children & Families
Management Supervision
Clinical Supervision
Counsellor for Alcohol and Drug Service
Counsellor for Barnardos Family Centre
Private clientele using Sandtray Therapy for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Social Services and Schools
Private clientele in relation to The Bowen Technique
Private Couple and Family Counselling
Personal Relationship Coaching
Coaching Relationships within Work Environment - Corporate and Small Businesses

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Counselling Individuals: £40 per 1 hr session
Couple Counselling: £55 per 1 hr session
Family Counselling: £65 per 1hr session
Clinical Supervision: £45 per hr - £65 per 1.5 hr session
Group Supervision: £110 for 3 people per 1 hr session; £145 for 4 people per 1 hr session

The Bowen Technique: £40 per 45min-1hr session
Personal Relationship Coaching: £65 for up to 1.5hr session
Work/Business Relationship Coaching: TBA with organisation/business

Maps & Directions

Trowbridge, BA14

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Please call, text or e-mail anytime, if I'm unavailable, I will get back to you asap.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor of Individuals and Groups having trained at The Grove Practice in London, taught at post-graduate level.

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