Caroline Town 'Registered' (MBACP) BSC and DIP Therapeutic Counsellor
Thorpe St. Peter
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor who is a registered member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
In July 2014 I was awarded the Dean's Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Psychological Therapies and Mental Health.
I trained as an Integrated Relational Counsellor at Leeds Metropolitan University. As a relational counsellor I support clients in exploring their individual relationships and help enhance change to their relational pattern.
During my counsellor training I learnt various integrative theories to work alongside the relational approach. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an approach using practical techniques i.e. life lines, mind maps, relational maps and role play. I incorporate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy into the therapeutic relationship if you prefer different methods of expressing how you feel.
Transactional Analysis Therapy is an approach that helps you understand your responses about various feelings about self and others. This approach identifies the role you use (parent, adult, child) when in certain situations. You may not be able to explain why your behaviour changes but I will support you through the therapeutic journey and help you gain an understanding of why this happens.
Client experience is working with adolescents, adults of all ages and clients with educational needs.
My counselling experience is working with clients whom would like to explore issues relating to Dissociative Identity Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Pre and Post Bereavement Issues, Anxiety, Pain Management, Coming to Terms with Disability, Working Through Trauma, Low Self Esteem, Eating Disorders, Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Psychosis, Bullying and Coping with a Terminal Illness'.
I work to the BACP guidelines ensuring empathy, integrity and effective change to a client’s wellbeing.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSC Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma HE in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Interpersonal and Counselling Skills
NCFE Understanding Autism Awareness
NCFE Mental Health Awareness
City and Guilds Learner Support. (Working with Adults and Children with Special Educational Needs)
Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder and Complex PTSD
Trauma and Body Somatisation and Dissociation
NCFE Level 2 in Mental Health Awareness
CBT in Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
Issues Surrounding Sexual Abuse
Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder
Working with Boys and Young Men
Approaches to Trauma, Critical Incidents and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
I have worked independently as a relational counsellor from home 6 days a week for the last three years.
My past experience is volunteering at Mosaic ii. I counselled clients who were sexually/physically abused.
I have a vast amount experience working with clients whom have a terminal illness. I also worked with relatives who have a loved one with a terminal illness. This experience was gained at Manorlands Hospice.
At Craven College I was a counsellor for both students and staff and offered a limited counselling service of up to ten sessions.
Cruse Bereavement is an organisation where I offered bereavement counselling for anyone who had suffered loss and was struggling to come to terms with bereavement.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The Dean's Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Psychological Therapies and Mental Health
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Existential therapy
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Initial telephone consultation free of charge
£25.00 per hour reviewed annually in January.
my fee is based on affordability for all clients.
Discount is available for clients who are in receipt of benefits. Children and adolescents under the age of eighteen years old and/or students are also eligible for a reduced fee.
Any missed sessions will need to be paid for.
I work from my home address in Thorpe St Peter enabling me to provide an hourly rate suitable for all.
I work various times throughout the day and evening. This will be discussed at the initial assessment.
My availability to see clients is:-
Monday to Friday 8:30am - 19:00pm
Saturday Morning 8:00am -13:00pm
These times may vary. I shall try and accommodate a time that suits where possible.
To enter the building there is a small step which then takes you into the therapy room.
There are plenty of parking spaces available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available Monday to Friday 8:30 to 19:00. And Saturday mornings 8:00 to 13:00.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|