41 Bridge Street
Hello, if you are feeling alone, are troubled, anxious and stressed out, I believe that counselling can help you find a way forward. Having a quiet, non-judgemental and caring space to explore and come to terms with your thoughts and emotions can help bring a sense of healing and the development of inner peace.
Life throws things at us, expected or sudden events can upset us and leave us feeling overwhelmed, maybe numb or in a state of panic and finding it hard to carry on. Being listened to with kindliness in a safe and confidential environment by someone who is not personally or emotionally involved in your situation can enable you to gain insight and make sense of your feelings and what is going on in your life.
I am passionate about counselling after many years of seeing people benefit from it. My task is to listen to you, maybe use creative methods if you would like to, or if it is hard for you to talk, and help you understand what is going on for you from a different perspective. I do not give advice but rather my role is to enable you explore your options and help you find solutions whether that is acceptance and coming to terms with your situation or looking at changes.
Coming for counselling may feel daunting for you but I would encourage you to get in touch, have an initial session and see how you feel, or contact me by phone or email if you have any questions. I would be happy to hear from you whether you are looking for some short term therapy or long term work.
I offer a cheaper rate for initial session and also some concessionary rates are available.
'Carol made me feel really supported, believed and safe, a real life saver'
'My family have benefitted by seeing me become stronger and more confident and see me as a more positive, self assured person'
'Counselling has been such a positive experience, to be able to talk freely, knowing that you will be believed, helped to move forward and given hope for the future'
'She listens, she believes me and those are two very big things for me. She suggests achievable ideas that may help me, some of them I use very frequently. She gives me a lot of encouragement to keep going. More than anything I trust her with anything such is her acceptance of me'
Training, qualifications & experience
Counselling since 2005 both in voluntary organizations and privately.
Experienced in working with trauma, rape, sexual abuse and domestic abuse.
Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society and an Approved Supervisor.
Higher National Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Individual and Group Counselling Supervision
Cruse Bereavement Training
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer supervision to both qualified and student counsellors as well as others in helping professions.
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£40 per session, £25 for initial meeting (no obligation for further sessions)
Sessions last 50 minutes
I have a reduced rate for student counsellors, please enquire.
If finances are difficult for you right we may be able to come to an arrangement that suits you, please don't hesitate to ask.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available for evening sessions as well as during the day Monday to Saturday apart from Wednesdays
Types of client
Supervision & training
I believe that supervision is invaluable in counselling (and also many other professions).View supervision profile