Carol Calder MA Counselling, MBACP
Life can be unpredictable. Things happen, leaving us feeling overwhelmed and anxious. Sometimes daily life itself can just seem to take its toll leaving us feel depleted and no longer able to cope. You may feel that something is not quite right but you can’t quite understand what it is. Perhaps life has lost its meaning, you feel out of sorts or not quite you? Or you may feel constrained by others’ expectations and feel that you have lost yourself, somehow.
I trained as a Person-Centred counsellor, graduating with a Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of East Anglia, and then continued with my studies to complete my MA in Counselling. The Person-Centred approach means that I believe that therapy is a collaborative process. We will work together, at your own pace, to help you towards a better understanding of yourself.
This approach is based on the premise that we all have within us the resources to heal, and that in a supportive, trusting, therapeutic relationship this tendency can be allowed to flourish. I think that life is infinitely more complex than we often realise and sometimes we need to stop and give some attention to the way that we are living. I will work with you as a whole person, taking into account mind, body and environment, rather than just the difficulty you are currently experiencing.
What to expect
I can offer a quiet and confidential space, in an accepting environment, where you will not be judged or told what to do. It can feel quite refreshing to talk to someone who is not a friend or family member - someone to listen who can help you to hear yourself more clearly. Think of me as an empathic companion or guide on a journey towards finding meaning again.
The first session, for which there is no charge, will be a chance for you to find out more about the way I work, for me to find out a little about you, and for us both to consider how we might work together. If you decide you want to continue we would usually meet at the same time each week. But you will not have to make a decision there and then. Sessions last for an hour.
Training, qualifications & experience
I currently volunteer as a youth counsellor at the Norwich Centre and I have a private practice in south west Norwich. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and am bound by their Ethical Framework.
I have experience of working with adults and with young people (16-18). My previous experience includes working in a High School in a mentoring capacity with young people aged 11-18. I hold an enhanced DBS Certificate.
I have taught on the Introduction to Counselling skills course at the Norwich Centre and co-facilitated on the Certificate in Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy course at the University of East Anglia.
Qualifications: BA (Hons) Literature, PG Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, PG Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling, MA Counselling.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
I offer an initial consultation for 30 mins which will be free. Sessions may be cancelled without charge but I would ask that you give me 36 hours notice.
Each session lasts for one hour and costs £40. Fees are payable after the session by cash or cheque.
If you think that I might be the right counsellor for you please do get in touch. I look forward to meeting you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, appointments available. For other times please call or email me as I can be quite flexible.
Types of client