Caroline Stancer Postgrad Dip Couns MBACP Accred
01158 769552 / 07598 084771
Hello. I am a counsellor, supervisor and trainer with over 14 years experience, and am a fully accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work with both adults and children and young people. I also work with couples.
I work in the person-centred approach and also have an interest in systemic, narrative and attachment based approaches. I work to provide a safe relationship where you can be heard and understood and where we can reflect together on what has brought you to this point. We can also reflect on your way forward as you gain deeper understanding.
I am experienced in working with people who have experienced many different issues, including bereavement, anxiety, depression, abuse, anger, lack of direction, loneliness and low self-esteem. Whilst being knowledgeable in these areas I always aim to work with a person's unique experience rather than with a particular label or issue.
I work to provide a safe place so that you can express and work through the feelings, memories or ways of being that may be holding you back. I will work with you to understand as deeply as I can, and to create a real acceptance in our relationship. This tends to help people begin to live with more freedom and self-understanding.
I won't push you in particular directions or give advice, but will use my skill to accompany you as you find your own way. I may also offer ideas from other theories or approaches if this seems helpful.I aim to work with trust, compassion and as a companion to my clients.
Where do I work?
I have a wooden counselling room in my garden which is a peaceful, warm and private place to talk and be. I can provide creative materials if clients prefer to express themselves in a different way.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Certificate and Advanced Certificate in Counselling from Nottingham University, gained in 1999. I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of East Anglia gained in 2001.
I also have a Certificate in Group Facilitation from Person Centred Connections gained in 2003, and a Certificate in Person-Centred Supervision from the Metanoia Institute gained in 2011.
I have a University Advanced Diploma in Systemic Thinking and Practice (family therapy) gained in 2013 from the University of Derby.
I also undertake ongoing professional development which has included: supporting families through bereavement, trauma and neuroscience, trauma and the body, certificate in sexual violence and many family therapy workshops. I also recently undertook a four day externship in emotionally focussed therapy with couples.
I have over 14 years experience of working with a wide range of people in different settings. I have many years experience of working with children and young people in schools and training schemes, and of working with adults in the education system and in private practice. I have also worked at a Rape Crisis Centre for two years. I currently work in a hospice which continues long-term experience of working with bereavement.
I have also worked as a counselling trainer for 5 years, training students from introductory courses up to Diploma level. I have worked as a supervisor since 2011.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Loss, loneliness, lack of direction
I charge £40 per hour for counselling and supervision. I charge £50 per hour for couple counselling.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am mostly available during the daytime but may have some evening appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer person-centred supervision, which means that I aim to create with you a collaborative relationship within which we can explore your work with clients and how you use yourself within these relationships.View supervision profile