Caroline Foster MBACP, NCS Accredited Psychotherapist/Counsellor/Coach
67 Duffield Road
07790478311 / 07790478311
Welcome. Here you will find an innovative and philosophical approach to working through those issues that perhaps you feel ”stuck” with just now.
Why did I become a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor?
I have a keen interest in the way that we, as natural beings, adapt to our environment and our experiences, not only behaviourally but physically, and how this in turn can impact upon our relationships, health and well-being. We are hard-wired for survival, so we know we can do that, but what about when you want to feel and experience a feeling of wholeness, success - when you want to feel really good about yourself and your life, and perhaps preserve the good things, like relationships? Well, that’s where I come in....
What do I Offer?
- Privacy and discretion (Independent of employment and NHS records)
- A relaxed and comfortable consulting room
- Professional Accreditation and Registration
- A free initial assessment and fees starting at £20 per session. At your assessment you will have the opportunity speak with me about your needs for change, your hopes and your expectations.
- Face to Face, FaceTime and telephone appointment sessions
- An opportunity for interactive sessions with visual and material aids drawing on all our senses to coach and challenge existing perceptions to enable understanding and growth
- Daily appointments 7.30am-7.30pm
- Discretionary fee for those in hardship (limited places)
- Long-term and short-term person centred integrative talking therapy utilising nature, art and literature where appropriate, with an holistic interest in your commitment to your self
Being of mature years I also bring a wealth of experience.
Clients have found peace, confidence, assertiveness and a brighter future through understanding, acceptance and embracing a wide variety of Life Experiences which may have left a shadow.
- Self-Confidence and Self-worth/self esteem including painful self-awareness
- Identity uncertainties including role change including Menopause/Mid-life crisis
- Violation, sexual and emotional abuse
- Marriage/Pre-marriage and relationships
- Lack of motivation
- Stress and Anxiety
- Undiagnosed Autistic/Aspergers Spectrum difficulties
- Panic attacks, trauma
- Feelings of Sadness, Depression, Low or Changeable Mood, Melancholia
- Life events are things such as career change; relationship issues including relationship breakdown or divorce; changes relating to childbirth, conception or difficulties with realising your hopes for your family; injury; illness; death.
- Waiting for GP referral
.... and more ....
As a qualified hypnotherapist too my clients can benefit from relaxation and hypnotherapy as a stand alone treatment, or as part of ongoing therapeutic process.
If you would like to find out more, discuss your hopes and find out how best I can help you, please call me direct on 07790478311 Or email me through this site.
What kind of therapy do I offer?
I am an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, working with my clients to actively and empathically understand their issues affecting them, including their existing environment and its impact, and help them to find their confidence and freedom. Integrative therapy allows for unparalleled flexibility in approach. It offers the opportunity for communication between myself and you to be opened up in a way that can help you to gain understanding and acceptance as you move into a brighter future, at a pace that is appropriate to you. Integrative therapy is wholly adaptable and can be reactive as well as proactive in the work you feel you need to do at any given session.
So, what is an Integrative model? It is a type of training that allows a therapist to tailor the therapy more specifically to the client's needs. The counsellor is trained in a number of theoretical areas, such as transactional analysis (TA), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Gestalt, Person Centred Counselling. Creativity can be applied in this therapeutic model and that allows for your creative expression to emerge too, and to align with your regained sense of self, personal expression, and autonomy.
Integrative counselling means that different theories learned in training can be used independently or collectively, dependent upon your needs. If, at the start, you have no desire to explore your childhood, then that is okay. If you then subsequently change your mind, that is okay too, and it can happen in a way which specifically meets your needs.
At the heart of my therapy is the relationship between myself as the therapist, and you, my client. Therapy can bring some difficult subjects to the surface, but this exploration is part of your ability to make sense of your experiences, to come to terms with them and to understand them so that you can find comfort and value in your future.
Whichever therapeutic model you choose you will need to feel you can take the journey side by side with your therapist and feel that in the hardest of times they will know how best to help you make sense of it all.
As an integrative therapist I have the ability to apply the most effective approaches with your solution being my focus, supporting your unique requirements for transformation, acceptance, or simply understanding, and tailoring your sessions specificaly to your needs as you progress.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Accredited Member of The National Counselling Society
Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Distinction with Honours) course accredited by the Royal College of Nursing.
Diploma in Hypnotherapy (Distinction) course accredited by the Royal College of Nursing.
Experienced in Private Consultancy of which 4 years experience of Counselling at Derby Women's Centre
Experienced in a wide range of Adult counselling areas.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
General Support through medical referral period
Menopause and life changes
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£1 per £1000 income with a minimum concessionary charge of £20.00 and private fees ranging from £25 to a maximum of £60 per session. Example: You earn £26500 per annum: Your session fee £26.00
Discounts are available for sessions booked and paid for in blocks of 4 where the single session fee would be £45 or over
NEW * Single Session Problem Solver - Think Bright Future * charged on a sliding scale £2/£1000 of income Minimum £35
I have introduced a half day personalised "Understanding the Impact of Experiences and how to give them Value" - please see below for details.Half day 0930hrs - 1300hrs Saturday: £60.00per person £100per couple
Understanding the Impact of Experiences and how to give them Value - suitable for new parents, individuals, couples
Hardship fees discussed at assessment.
Why do I charge this way? Making counselling services accessible and helping my clients reach their desired outcome, whether their needs are long term or short term, is key to what I do and if I can do that by offering a charging scale which is appropriate to the individual's income then I hope you will feel that I am achieving that. Change takes time and time is money - far better you can afford to complete your course of therapy.
We request payment be made in cash at your appointment. FaceTime appointments will be invoiced in advance and direct transfer will be requested in advance of your appointment. Card payments can be made via PayPal (a 5% charge will be made for this service).
Discretion, comfort, and value of experience for you, my client, are key to providing a high level of professional private tailored care.
There are regular buses to Little Eaton with stops within a three minute walk
FREE Street lit Roadside parking is readily available directly outside.
There are two shallow steps through from the roadside and a shallow threshold step into the building.
There is currently no private waiting area, so I would ask please that you arrive promptly to your appointment in order to maintain the privacy of all clients.
Therapeutic tools such as mindfulness books and beads, also Aroma therapy oils and diffusers, balms, soothing self-care products.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday 7.30am to 8.30pm. Weekends by arrangement.
Types of client