Carol Hazelton Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
I believe the relationship is key in successful therapeutic work. Consequently I would work with you by building a comfortable relationship between us, providing you with a safe space in which you could unload your difficulties. I would describe myself as an authentic and warm personality, unfussy and without ego. This linked with my own broad life experience, skills and knowledge helps me to understand, appreciate and empathise with the people I work with. I concentrate on developing a genuine, honest and trusting relationship and offer this in a confidential and secure environment. This helps people to feel safe and comfortable enough with me, to open up and explore their private thoughts and could be the reason why you might feel ready to work with me. Perhaps I am the person who can help you resolve the difficulties you are encountering, past or current.
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor whose professional experience has concentrated particularly in issues surrounding childhood sexual abuse; however I also trained with Relate as a couple counsellor and work with individuals 1 -1 on relationship issues in addition to couples on relationships of all types. I also work in many other areas such as loss and bereavement, depression, work difficulties, gender issues, stress/anxiety, low self esteem or confidence. Essentially I work with the person rather than the issue to find what helps the individual.
I work by offering a genuine warmth, empathy and respect, encouraging you to express your thoughts and feelings. This might help you to see your situation from a different perspective, which can help to reduce the anxiety, confusion and unhappiness which can surround us all at different times in our lives. With my support you might then, identify, build and create new challenges, strategies or ways of looking and going forward.
If this appeals to you, please, give me a ring or email me and we can begin by talking, to gauge how you feel. It is essential that you choose a counsellor you feel comfortable with and if that is the case with me, perhaps we can work together to begin your journey.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Registered Accredited Counsellor
Diploma in Counselling - Exeter College
Certificate in Counselling Skills - Exeter College
CBT training with The Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre
Relate Couples Counselling training
Certificate in Education - Plymouth University
Solution Focussed Brief Therapy training - deShazer/E Murphy
I trained with the Exeter College/Relate Training and have worked as a Professional Counsellor for 12 years in a number of different settings; Relate, the Margaret Jackson Centre, Devon RD & E Occupational Dept. GP surgeries and other local charities. I trained in Couples Counselling with Relate and completed CBT training with the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre. In addition I have trained with The Devon Rape & Sexual Abuse Line and ADVA (Against Domestic Violence & Abuse) in Devon, giving me the skills and knowledge to work with these difficult issues. However I my client base has also included short term, solution focussed work with Occupational Health clients for the RD& E Exeter.
I am also an Associate Lecturer with Exeter College, training counsellors to Diploma level and delivering one day courses to students. In addition I previously worked as the Project coordinator of the Rape and Sexual Abuse Line. Training, supporting and managing volunteer listeners working this area for 12 years.
I am an accredited member of BACP and work within the BACP ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy.
I believe it is essential to continue to take professional development courses and have regular supervision to keep my skills and knowledge up to date and relevant.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship issues
£35 per hour
I have a limited number of low cost places. Please ask about these if cost is making it difficult for you to access therapy.
I work in the middle of Exeter during the day and some evenings, please contact me for further information about appointments.I offer a first appointment a lower fee of £10, so we can begin to get to know one another and you can get a feel for how you might experience working with me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have some flexibility and practice during the day time and on some evenings. Please contact me for further information
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|