Caroline Midmore Registered Member MBACP
42 Crewe Road
136 Nantwich Road
01270 876887 / 07581 069877
When life feels hard to cope with, you want a safe place to explore what's going on for you, a place where you know you'll be listened to and you don't have to pretend that everything's OK. Sometimes you can find this with friends or family, but sometimes that doesn't feel possible or helpful. I aim to offer you that safe place, working within a person-centred relationship; this means that your thoughts, feelings and actions are accepted and not judged, and your independence and autonomy are respected.
Each client is a unique individual and so I work differently with each client, depending on your own situation and your own preferences. I work with issues around bereavement and loss, anxiety and stress, depression and low mood, personal, family and professional relationships, confidence and esteem, as well as many other difficulties which might lead you to consider counselling.
I really value client feedback and I hope it's useful also to you if you're considering working with me. Past clients have said they have found me easy to work with, that they have felt safe enough to share things they can't talk about to other people, and that they have felt helped and supported through our work together, so they are better able to tackle the difficult things that life has thrown at them. Here's what one client wrote recently:
"I’m really grateful for the help that you have given me and it has made a real difference. I am finding myself so much better able to cope with emotional difficulties. I now feel that I’m in control and have the tools to deal with setbacks .
Thanks again for everything that you have done. You’ve made me so much more self-aware and I can see a time when I’ll be able to deal with bad times without all the drama".
Counselling works only if the relationship between client and counsellor works, and so I offer a free first session so you can see if you would feel comfortable about us working together. You're welcome to call for an informal chat with no obligation to make an appointment.
Training, Qualifications & Experience
MSc in Counselling Psychology, Keele University
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology, Keele University
Certificate in Counselling, Keele University
I have also undertaken training in many other specific areas via workshops and continuing professional development, including:
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy which aims to reduce the risk of recurrent depression for people who have experienced repeated episodes.
- Rewind Therapy which can help those experiencing flashbacks and nightmares about a traumatic event.
Cheshire Councils Occupational Health Unit
Just Drop In youth counselling service, Macclesfield
NHS Staff Support & Counselling Service, North Staffs Combined Healthcare Trust
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and Betrayals
- Anger Management
- Child Related Issues
- Domestic Violence
- Family Issues
- Low Self-Confidence
- Low Self-Esteem
- Relationship Issues
- Self Harm
- Separation and Divorce
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Work Related Stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with clients in many different situations, not just those listed.
- Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Humanistic Therapies
- Person-Centred Counselling
If you want to meet me and discuss how we might work together, I offer a free first session which lasts up to 30 minutes.
My usual fee is £35 for each session, which lasts one hour.
I offer a limited number of places for concessions and am always willing to discuss financial arrangements, please feel free to ask.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Pyschotherapy) and work within their Ethical Framework. I am registered with the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists which is accredited under a scheme set up by the Department of Health and approved by The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
(BACP membership number: 703037; Certificate of registration number: 37818).
I offer flexible appointments during the day and evening to fit round your other commitments. I can usually see you within a week of you making contact. I counsel in Alsager, Crewe and Macclesfield, in pleasant private counselling rooms. I mainly work indoors but when working with clients who share my enthusiasm for nature, I counsel outdoors too. Whether it's a gentle stroll or a brisk walk, being outside can add a new dimension to the conversation, especially now that Spring is here at last.
I am CRB checked and fully insured.