Carol Ross - Calmer Water Counselling - Registered MBACP
Sometimes when life gets difficult we may need a little help to find resolution. I aim to offer a safe, and accepting space where you can explore the issues that are causing distress without judgement.
I am a Person-Centred counsellor working in the Ross-shire area. I am a Registered Member of BACP and a Counsellor Member of COSCA and as such follow strict ethical codes for good practice.
Counselling is confidential, however as per BACP and COSCA ethical guidelines, confidentiality does have limitations. There may be occasions when information may have to be taken elsewhere. Possible reasons for breaching confidentiality may be around the following:
* Child Protection
* Risk around harm to yourself or others
* Serious Acts of Crime
* Acts of Terrorism
Where possible, I would always aim to discuss any breaches of confidentiality with a client, prior to reporting on.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc in Mental Health Nursing and a Diploma in Counselling. I have worked in the care sector for over 20 years, mainly in mental health services. I have experience in the voluntary sector working with Homestart, Victim Support and The Terence Higgins Trust.
As well as counselling in Private Practice, I have provided counselling within NHS hospitals and in GP Practice. I also provide counselling for Employee Assisted Programmes. I have worked effectively with a wide range of issues some of which are listed below.
I believe strongly in the importance of Continued Professional Development, and as such I am committed to undertaking a minimum of 30 hours CPD per year which benefits my practice and contributes to client safety.
I attend regular supervision which supports me in my counselling practice and ensures that I continue to provide a professional and ethical service for my clients.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
My fee is £35.00 per session. This may be reduced in certain circumstances.
I can offer time-limited or long- term counselling dependant on client need.
I appreciate that it is not always an easy decision to come to counselling and therefore welcome enquiries should you be unsure if counselling is the best way forward for you
**Please note I do not provide counselling over the phone or by email
Premises are on first floor, however a ground floor meeting room may be available if booked in advance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work flexible hours as required
Types of client