Caroline Brown, Reg. MBACP, Counselling individuals and Couples
38 Old Chapel Road
Great Northern House
Great Northern Terrace
07885329737 / 07885 329737
Hello, I offer confidential couples and one to one counselling. I aim to provide a warm welcome and a peaceful space to talk.
If you have never had counselling before you may well be wondering how it can help. Having sat in the client's chair myself I know that talking to someone who is giving you their full attention can help with unravelling and expressing difficult feelings. This is a necessary step toward regaining a sense of control in your life.
I am person-centred, which means that my focus is on understanding how life feels to you and that I believe we have the capacity within ourselves to build the life more in line with we want.
You will find that talking in a relaxed setting can help you find your way, allowing you to see strengths and resources you may be unaware of and opportunities which may have been hidden until now.
I am a registered member of BACP* and adhere to their professional principles and conduct. I offer support with a range of issues including:
Depression and SAD (seasonal affective disorder),
Obsessions and compulsive behaviour,
Bereavement and loss.
Having relationship counselling does not mean your relationship has failed but that you would like it to improve in some way. Whether yours is a new relationship or a long-term one, by looking at repeated patterns, unhelpful habits and difficult issues I can support you and your partner in finding ways to understand each other and communicate less fearfully.
It is rare to find a relationship that has never had any problems. Difficulties in relationships are normal and can be handled given the right support.
If you don't quite feel ready to see a counsellor yet there are many useful articles on this site that can help you where you are at the moment.
"Caroline helped me through a difficult, stressful few months after moving to Lincoln. She was very understanding and easy to talk to. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs help with stress and depression or any other emotional problems." - Chris, Lincoln.
Caroline Brown, Reg. Member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
Training, qualifications & experience
How I work:
As human beings we need a number of things to make life worthwhile and fulfilling. When one or more of these needs are being blocked we become 'down' or anxious and compensate with addictive, damaging and self-denying behaviours. In counsellor-training, I learned about personality development and why we think and behave the way we do (psychologists have believed different things about this over the years) and I draw on their theories and ideas in my sessions to help my clients become unstuck and able to move on positively with greater self-knowledge and confidence.
Diploma in Couples Counselling awarded by the Couples Counselling Network (2013)
AQA Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 (2011)
AQA Advanced Certificate and Diploma in Counselling (2011)
BA Hons Degree, London University (1985)
Private Practitioner 2011 - present;
Volunteer counsellor at Lincoln YMCA 2011-2012;
CPD workshops and events:
- Certificate in emotional eating behaviours
- Eating Disorders
- Dissociated Identity Disorder
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and ME
- Low self-esteem
- Increasing Self-Confidence
- suicide prevention
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
People who have suffered abuse or neglect in childhood can often develop severe anxiety or anger issues in adult life. Symptoms of this can be difficult to live with for their family and close friends. I am happy to see you if you are struggling to live with someone in your family who lives in the aftermath of trauma.
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Guide to Fees*:
One to one initial Consultation (half-hour): Free
One to one session: £30
Couples/family initial Consultation (45 - 60 minutes): £35
Couples/family session (60 - 70 minutes): £45
*I offer discounts to people unemployed and lower-waged.
- What is counselling?
- Couple counselling - can it really help?
- Seeing the world through grey
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Couples counselling: How it doesn’t mean the end of the line
- When fear of failure stands in your way
The consultation lasts approximately 30 - 45 minutes and is an opportunity for us to meet with no obligation on you to arrange further sessions. It gives you the chance to see if you would like to work with me and to ask me any questions you have about counselling. I will let you know if I can help you and explain how I work. If you wish to have a longer appointment on our first meeting this can be arranged but please note that this will be chargeable at my normal session rate (see Guide to Fees).
As a registered member of the BACP, their professional ethics and values underlie my practice. These include respect for the client, client safety, emotional wellbeing, nurturing self-esteem, and adherence to regular supervision with an experienced, accredited supervisor.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
9.30am - 8.00pm Weekdays and occasional Saturdays.
Types of client