41 Bridge Street
Hello, as an experienced counsellor I have seen many people come to a first session feeling daunted. I would try to put them at ease, explain there is no obligation for further sessions, that I have no magic wand (sadly!) and that working with whatever is troubling them may mean looking at uncomfortable feelings with some degree of openness and honesty (and also sometimes humour). I offer the first session at a reduced rate to allow us to meet and see if you want to plan further work together.
Whether you want some short term support to deal with a difficult situation or longer term therapy to come to terms with your life history I would be happy to work with you. I work in an ‘integrative’ way which means I may suggest to you looking at CBT, mindfulness, NLP coaching and/or using creative methods to gain insight into thought patterns and behaviours which may be detrimental to you. As everybody is unique there is no set plan in place, I am guided by what your hope is in coming to counselling, what do you want to change, how would you like to be different in your life. So I would hope to help you understand your difficulties better and to find some solutions to your problems.
You are most welcome to get in touch either by email or phone if you have any questions or you would like to book that first session.
'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
My counselling experience
I have been a practising counsellor since 2005 working within voluntary organizations and also privately.
I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society and an Approved Supervisor.
I started my counselling training in 1992 at Galway University with a Certificate in the Psychology of Counselling.
I completed a Diploma in Counselling in 1994 with West Mercia Institute of Counselling.
I became an NLP Practitioner in 1996
I gained a Higher national Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling in 2005
In 2012 I completed a Diploma in Individual and Group Counselling Supervision with Cascade Training Associates.
I have attended numerous short courses and workshops on a host of topics related to counselling.
I have completed Level 1, 2 and 3 webinar courses with Janina Fisher, each a 10 month training programme on the impact of trauma
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
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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I currently charge £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