Caroline Hewitt MBACP
I am an experienced and qualified Person Centred Counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. (1) This means that my practice is based upon the theoretical approach developed by Dr Carl Rogers. I work with this approach because it recognises our own uniqueness as individuals but also our humanity as a part of a larger society. Essentially, it is the awareness of our base needs as human beings, to feel safe, to be accepted without judgement, to be understood and create connection in a real way with another, that makes this approach so successful.
My part in this, is to facilitate with you, a regular time and safe space, where you feel able to bring whatever it is that you need to bring, at a pace that suits you. I will listen and respond without judgement and be genuine with you. Sometimes I might challenge you to be curious or other times hold fast as you explore inner depths, but always with an awareness that you are the expert on yourself.
Sometimes in this fast paced life we lose track of who we are and what we genuinely want for ourselves, it's easy to become overwhelmed and stuck. I work with people that clearly know what they want to work on and others that feel they have everything and yet feel so alone and empty. In my practice it is my aim to offer you a space where you can begin to unpick what is happening for you, even if you don't know. Though it often doesn't feel like it, I believe that each person is unique and has an innate ability towards healing and in my role as a counsellor I will endeavour to journey alongside you as you discover this for yourself.
I have experience of working with clients within a variety of settings and have experience of supporting people with issues such as:
Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, Historical abuse, Bereavement, Loneliness, Low self esteem, Low self confidence, Life transitions, Student support, Abuse, Affairs and betrayals, Anxiety, Attachment disorder, Bereavement, Bipolar disorder/Manic depression, Bullying, Career choices, Carer support, Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, Depression, Dissociation, Family issues, Feeling sad, Pregnancy and birth, Redundancy, Relationship issues, Self-harm, Separation and divorce, Sexuality, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Trauma, Work-related stress.
Training, qualifications & experience
(Currently studying) Level 5 Diploma in Psycho-therapeutic Counselling
Practitioners Certificate in Effective Neuroscience and Attachment Theory
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling skills
STORM – Self Injury
STORM - Suicide prevention training aimed at young people
Mental Health and Young People
Makaton lvl 1,2,3
I have also attended training in:
Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery
Working with Relational Trauma
Living and working with Dissociation
Working with Personality Adaptations
Mental Health and Young People
Understanding Psychological Trauma
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
I have experience of working in a range of agencies, usually private practice agencies as I am a firm believer that you the client should get to dictate how many sessions you would like to attend. This has offered me the chance to work with a range of issues and meet some wonderful people.
I have also worked in charitable services with adults that have experienced abuse as children and am able to offer a variety of strategies to support understanding and coping skills to support daily living.
Currently I also work with adult students who are studying counselling, this may involve working through class dynamics, personal issues, practice skills, exam stress and strategies.
I also have experience of counselling via phone, I have supported a couple of charities in this way, in particular with clients wishing to discuss LGBTQ issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Sessions are 50 minutes long and are usually weekly. I currently have availability for days, weekends and a few evening slots; please contact me with details of times that would be best for you.
The first session is charged at £10, as this session is one where we consider what has brought you into counselling and decide together how we can proceed.
All other sessions are charged at £30 a session, paid in cash or by cheque at the beginning of each session please.
I have a few limited sessions that are available for people on a lower income, please contact me if you feel you might qualify.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please contact me for availability. 9am-8pm Monday - Sunday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|