Carolyn Langdon BA ( Hons), Dip Couns, MBACP (Accred) UKCP
07979 632513 / 01202 950862
Hello and Welcome,
Making the first step to find out about Counselling can be confusing with so many therapists and therapies to choose from. I would suggest you trust your instinct and see who you feel drawn to. To help with this, you can call or email me to arrange a free no obligation 15/20 minute talk on the phone, where we can look at what's troubling you, how this is affecting your quality of life, and what you would want to achieve from therapy. It is also an opportunity for you to see if you would feel comfortable talking with me, and to ask any questions you may have,
Counselling can be a great source of comfort and relief, and help through the tough times. People often emerge calmer, more confident and resilient, with a greater understanding of themselves and the way they react to issues. Because having someone who understands what you are going through, who actively listens without judgement, is very powerful, and can result in change on a huge scale.
You may be looking for some short term support for a current like event or want to take your explorations further for medium or longer term therapy. Either way, I will tailor my interventions as appropriate, whether you have a crisis situation, longer term patterns or a vague sense of something feeling not quite right.
I have extensive experience in helping individuals with depression, anxiety, stress, panic, anger problems, relationship issues including conflict, betrayal, separation and divorce, sexual intimacy, diagnosis of cancer, bereavement, PTSD, gender and sexuality, traumatic life events, domestic abuse, and abuse in childhood.
My personal Counselling approach is that each one of us deserves and seeks contentment in life, but life is not a bed of roses, and this can mean we encounter obstacles and hurdles that make us feel low, anxious, stressed and negative. As a result of my wide experience working with people and their problems, I am a strong believer in utilising Resilience as a way of managing and maintaining well-being. Working with clients who come to me with depression/anxiety, my aim is to develop insight into triggers which drag people down and what you can do to re-energise yourself in simple steps that are unique to you. I will look to helping you create a " personal prescription " so you can learn to understand and manage your own wellbeing.
I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, which means I am trained in many different theories - Psychodynamic, Person- Centred, Gestalt, TA, Existential and CBT. In addition I have a background in Psychology, a Masters in Neuro- Linguistic Programming, Clinical Hypnotherapy and a Diploma in Life Coaching. I am Accredited with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and registered with the UKCP as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I have professional liability insurance and an enhanced CRB check, and I work within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I offer confidential sessions to individuals age 18 plus from my comfortable and private therapy room in Lower Parkstone, Poole, where there is ample car parking space. Counselling with me, offers everyone a warm, non- judgemental, sanctuary, where you can come and talk to someone not emotionally involved in your life, who will listen, believe and understand what is troubling you. We will then work together to help you bring about effective change and enhance your wellbeing.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy 2005-2008
Accredited BACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist 2013
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 2009
Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming 2008
Master NLP Practitioner 20014
Clinical Hypnotherapy 2014
BA Hons Psychology Swansea University 1978-1981
Post Graduate Certificate in Education ( PGCE ) 1981-1982
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
After many years of working with people, especially young people, who have presented with a diverse range of problems, concerns and issues, I feel drawn to focus on helping young professionals suffering from stress, depression/ anxiety.
In addition I have experience of working with people whose lives are affected by a diagnosis of cancer, whether it be palliative, remisssive or curative, and also those involved with the patient.
I also strive to help those affected by abuse, whether historic or current, and manage the impact it is having on their life, helping them to move forward in a healthy way without holding onto any legacies.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
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When you contact me, if you would like to speak on the phone first we can make an arrangement to chat for around 15/20 minutes and there is no charge for this.
If you feel we can we can work together and you decide to make an appointment, a face to face individual session lasting approx one hour is £45.
I am a registered provider with Aviva Health Insurance - please ask for details.
Concession rates may be available for students, those on low incomes and block bookings.
Something about me:
My counselling background is varied and I have worked with individuals, couples and groups across the age range.
I spent many years working as an In-House Counsellor at Cancer support centre for patients and their family's who are struggling with a diagnosis of cancer in their lives. I counselled patients who were curative, remissive and those who were receiving palliative care, as well as supporting their significant others. I also offered bereavement Counselling.
I was involved in developing a Programme designed as another layer of support for those who accessed the service, which was based around developing and maintaining resilience.
In addition, I worked for many years in childrens services, where I helped children and young people overcome the effects of a wide range of issues, some of them complex like child abuse and domestic violence. I have worked with young people in a Youth Advisory Service and in a Higher Education establishment, where I Counselled students suffering with issues that were affecting their ability to apply themselves to their studies.
I have been running my private practice since 2008, and many people have accessed me through recommendation and personal referrals. I am a registered Affiliate with Employee Assisted Counselling Providers and Aviva Health Insurance.
I would describe my unique essence as a Counsellor, derived from my breadth of training and experience across the age range, as; focussing on Personal Awakening and Empowerment.
My family and friends would describe me as a warm, caring person, always willing to offer help and support to others, and I get much fulfillment from my profession and consider it a privilege and honour to be a small part of clients lives. I always aim to offer my very best to all my clients, and I frequently attend courses to aquire new skills and keep myself updated with recent developments..
In addition to my Accredited Diploma, I am also trained to deliver Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, I hold a Diploma in Life Coaching and I am a NLP Master Practiioner.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday, Tuesday Thursday and Friday 9-6pm .
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|