Caroline McBride-Bell MBACP Accredited & Registered

Caroline McBride-Bell MBACP Accredited & Registered

Milton Keynes

07821 181333

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Milton Keynes

07821 181333

About me

Life can be really difficult at times for all of us and sometimes problems can feel overwhelming. At these tough times it can be hard to know what to do next. Counselling and Psychotherapy can provide a safe and private space to explore the issues with someone who has enough distance from your life to facilitate your unique journey to finding your own form of resolution or peace. It takes courage and strength to ask for help, or to reach the point of deciding it's time to explore what's been happening.

I strongly believe the relationship between the Therapist and the client is the most important aspect of Therapy. In the seven years I have practiced I feel truly humbled every time a person shares their intimate lives, stories and pain with me.

My Background

I qualified in 2009 and I am BACP registered and accreditated. Since qualifying I have worked with a variety of clients; children, young people, adult and child survivors of Domestic Violence and Abuse, adults experiencing Substance Misuse issues and I also deliver a behavioural change programme for people using violent and abusive behaviour in intimate relationships. I have worked with people of all ages, with a diverse range of issues.

I am qualified, experienced and able to work with the following issues:

Relationship Issues
Divorce and Separation
Family Issues
Domestic Violence
Eating Disorders
Substance Misuse
Play Therapy
Sexual Abuse and Assault

and I'm more than happy to build a Therapeutic relationship with you to explore any issue you feel relevant to bring into the work.

As a practitioner I believe the relationship is the most important part of the Therapy and I am experienced in building Therapeutic relationships with a diverse range of people.

I am an integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist which means I work with different Theoretical Approaches and combine them to best suit your individual needs. I work using Psychodynamic Theory which works on the principle that your present experiences are coloured by your past experiences. I combine this with Person Centred Theory to create a safe space and good relationship with you so you are able in time to explore and find your own resolution. I sometimes work using Gestalt Theory and Transactional Analysis and can discuss any aspect of my Theoretical Approach and model with you at any time.

As a practitioner I work under the BACP ethical framework, the BACP also has a complaints procedure should you not be satisfied with the service you receive. The BACP have their own website where you can find out more information

Training, qualifications & experience

I began Counselling with the NHS Young Person's Drug and Alcohol Service in 2008. I also Counselled in Turning Point, Hertfordshire working with adults with substance misuse issues. In 2010 I began to Counsel with a charity providing a young person's Counselling service in Bedfordshire providing 1:1 sessions to 5 - 25 year olds, I was the Counsellor for the charity in a High School for 3 years and I deliver 1:1 sessions to young people within Schools, who have experienced Domestic Violence and Abuse. I also delivered group Counselling for two years in Schools with young people aged from 8 - 16 years old.

I work as the Women's Support Worker for a specialist Domestic Violence charity and deliver a 1:1 Domestic Violence Perpetrator programme and a group programme for a Buckinghamshire based charity.

In private practice I have worked with people of all ages with a wide range of issues. In therapy the relationship is key to the success of the therapy, so please get in touch to book a free of charge assessment to see if I'm the right therapist for you.


Level 4 Integrative Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling West Herts College 2009

Accreditation with the BACP March 2014

Sexual Violence 2 Day

Respect Group 6 training for people who use violence in intimate relationships Nov 2014

Domestic Violence Intervention Project 5 Day Training

Respect Perpetrator Programme delivering 1:1 sessions Training

Bereavement Workshop March 2014

Mindfulness July 2013

Respect 5 day Group training

Member organisations


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Young People


The first session is a free of charge assessment where you are able to meet me and decide if I am the right person for you to work with. All following sessions are chargeable, my fees are:

£45 per hour for 1:1 Therapy sessions

Concessions available: I can negotiate fees depending on your income and individual financial situation, please call or email me to discuss your needs.

£50 per hour group Therapy

Further information

If you have any questions or queries please feel free to give me a call or email.

Maps & Directions

Milton Keynes, MK15

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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