Carmen Farrugia MBACP Accredited Counsellor
The Hub Business Centre
2 Civic Drive
Howard House Surgery
31 Orwell Road
As a MBACP Registered Accredited Person Centred Therapeutic Counsellor/Psychotherapist I believe in the uniqueness of each individual and am committed to helping each client within the therapeutic relationship towards a more fulfilling life and a greater sense of self.
I have worked with people experiencing a broad range of difficulties including,anxiety,panic attacks,social anxiety,stress and depression primarily offering techniques in managing and overcoming these particular difficulties (using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy if appropriate) as well as exploring the deeper underlying issues they may be linked to.
Also relationship issues,divorce,loss and separation,bereavement,low mood,emotional eating and many others.
I have my own private practice with offices in Ipswich Felixstowe (Suffolk) Essex and London.
I've had many years of experience working within the NHS and have a good working relationship and the confidence of local GP's who refer their patients to me who I sometimes see at their own surgeries .
I am also a volunteer Counsellor for a local charity and offer a limited number of concessionary sessions.
(subject to availability)
I also Clinically supervise other qualified and trainee counsellors
Therapeutic Counselling provides a safe space to explore personal and sometimes difficult painful feelings, thoughts and problems in a non-judgmental, accepting understanding confidential and supportive environment.
Counselling and Psychotherapy can help with :
- Anxiety - managing and overcoming
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Stress - work related and /or other
- Social Phobia
- Panic attacks
- Depression - reoccurring or reactionary
- Relationship problems
- Emotional over eating
- Loss and bereavement
- Work related stress and learning how to manage stress more effectively
- Improving self esteem and confidence
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited and registered by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I am an experienced couunsellor , fully trained and qualified on a BACP Accredited course.
I trained on a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Accredited program for four years and graduated in 1998 and have accrued over 20,000 counselling hours .
Although Person Centred trained I also use other theoretical approaches including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) interventions if appropriate.
I hold a Diploma in Humanistic Person Centred Therapeutic Counselling , a Diploma in professional Studies , certificate in Counselling for Depression ( Recommended by N.I.C,E. and BACP endorsed), a post graduate certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and a certificate in Clinical counselling Supervision ( BACP endorsed)
I maintain and update my continued professional development through regularly attending workshops and courses .
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Identity due to cultural differences
Fees and cancellation policy
Fees in Suffolk are £45.00 per session (including initial assessment) payable either by cash , cheque or bank transfer at the end of each session which are usually on a weekly basis for approximately a duration of 50 minutes.
Fees in London are £85.00 per session. Clients are under no obligation to continue with further sessions following the first assessment session if they so wish.
Appointment times as follow:
Weekdays and evenings Monday to Thursday
In order to cover my expenses I require 24 hours notice of cancellation otherwise the full session fee will be charged.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
weekdays and evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|