Caragh Walsh MBACP
Looking for a counsellor can be a daunting thing to do. This first step is to find some one you like. More important than any technique or theory is the relationship between the counsellor and client. As part of my training I had to sit in the clients chair, so I know how important it is to offer a friendly and accepting place for you.
I decided to train as an Integrative Counsellor at The Matrix in Norwich. As an Integrative Counsellor I believe that no one theory has all the answers because they each have something to offer. This means that I know something about a range of approaches, but I prefer not to focus upon these, because the most important thing to me is the person who is with me.
Before training as a counsellor I worked as an Occupational Therapist in Palliative Care. Palliative Care is a branch of medicine helping people where there is no cure but help with the symptoms of an illness is offered instead. I currently work as a counsellor in this setting and therefore have more than 10 years experience of working with life-limiting illness and bereavement.
For a number of years I have volunteered at St Barnabas Counselling Centre. This gives me an opportunity to work with a broad variety of people. In this setting I have worked with those who have relationship difficulties, life transitions and trauma to name a few of the themes.
During counselling sessions we will work together to help you to make sense of what troubles you at this time and how you can build resources for going forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (hons) Psychotherapeutic Integrative Counselling
BSc (hons) Occupational Therapy
- Working with suicide risk
- Mindfulness practice
- Bereavement complicated by abuse
- working with DID presentations
Although this is not an exhaustive list.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
First session half price £22.
£45 per session
Please contact me by phone or email. If I do not get to the phone in time please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can. I work from Little Melton which is situated just outside Norwich beyond the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. The room offers a beautiful and quiet space for reflection.
To get started we will meet for the first session (half price) to decide if we would be a good combination to work together. From this conversation we will make a decision on how to work for following sessions. Each person has their own way and their own rhythm. This means that we may make a plan about what you may want and need from counselling but also that this may change as we go along if this is what you need. If we realise that we are not a good combination to work together I will try to help direct you to someone who could be more helpful to you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am currently have spaces Mondays day time and evening and Saturday morning.
Types of client