Caroline Brown, Reg. MBACP, Counselling individuals and Couples
Great Northern House
Great Northern Terrace
07885329737 / 07885 329737
I offer a warm welcome and a peaceful environment to talk. If you have never had counselling before you may well be asking how can it help? and if spending all that money can really be worth it? These are wise questions. Having had counselling myself, I know that talking in confidence to someone who is listening - who is neither family nor friend - and who genuinely wants to help can help you unravel confused feelings you are having.
As human beings we need a number of things to make life fulfilling and when one or more of these needs are blocked we become 'down' or anxious, or compensate with addictive / self-denying behaviour. In training, I learned about personality development and what makes us think and behave the way we do (over the years, psychologists have believed a lot of different things about this) and I draw on several of their theories and ideas to help my clients become unstuck.
I work in a person-centred way, which means that my client's wishes and needs are the important thing. What I can do is help you to see strengths and resources in yourself you may be unaware of and to see blind spots in your path which may be hidden from your view.
Your sessions are centred upon you as a unique individual and the issues you want to bring into the room. I will listen carefully to you and to how these things are affecting your life. You will find that talking in a relaxed setting can help by allowing you to clarify your thoughts and feelings so that the way forward becomes less daunting.
I am a registered member of BACP* and can help with a range of issues including, but not limited to: Anxiety, Depression and SAD (seasonal affective disorder), Anger management, PTSD, Hoarding disorder, decision-making, Family relationships, Obsessions and compulsive behaviour, Over-eating, Self-Esteem, Marital difficulties, Bereavement and loss.
Scroll down and have a look at my articles on Couples Counselling, Depression, Assertiveness, Narcissism and Perfectionism under the 'Articles' section below.
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 and communicate with each other better and regain emotional closeness. problems are normal and can be handled given the right support.
"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.
See my recent article on fear of failure under 'Articles'.
Caroline Brown, Reg. Member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
Training, qualifications & experience
AQA Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 (2011)
AQA Advanced Certificate and Diploma in Counselling (2011)
Diploma in Couples Counselling recognised by the Couples Counselling Network (2013)
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 minutes): £25
Couples/family session: £40
*I offer discounts to people unemployed and lower-waged.
- 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 - 7.00pm Weekdays and occasional Saturdays.
Types of client