Colin Carson MSc (Couns & Psych), MBACP(Accred); Supervisor; Trainer
What I Offer
I am an experienced and BACP accredited, Person-Centred Counsellor.
The issues I can help with are listed below but I have a particular interest in helping clients who suffer from Anxiety and Depression.
I know from many years of working as a therapist, that successful counselling depends largely on the relationship between Counsellor and Client. As such, I am committed to developing the levels of trust necessary for positive change to occur.
One of my great strengths is my ability to build deeply trusting therapeutic relationships with my clients, providing a safe environment for you to explore any issues you present with as well as those that emerge during the course of the therapy.
Issues I can Help With - the list below is not exhaustive
Relationship Issues; anxiety (including general and social), depression, SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), Addictions; Separation/Divorce; Sexual Issues; Affairs and Betrayals; Anger Management; Panic Disorder; Bereavement; Personality Disorders; Low Self-Esteem; Low Self Confidence; Stress; Self Harm; Post Natal Depression
A Little Bit About Me
I bring high levels of commitment and wholeheartedness to my work, and believe passionately in the benefits of person-centred therapy and working mindfully with clients.
I have had a varied career stretching back to being a coal miner in my twenties, to becoming a Design & Technology Teacher in my thirties. In the late 90's I decided to train as a counsellor, having come upon the work of Carl Rogers and his work.
My friends really matter to me, and I gain enormous personal satisfaction from connecting with them and others. Feeling like I am part of something bigger than myself helps me to gain a deeper sense of belonging and personal contentment. The ways in which I live my life outside of the therapy marries well with the ways in which I work as a therapist, encouraging clients to explore ways of gaining greater meaning and fulfillment in their everyday life.
The Therapy Room
My working area is in a dedicated room in my home in Newhaven. It is a bright, airy, peaceful and soothing space in which you can very quickly relax into the work.
I am situated on the third floor and there is a lift for disabled access.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2011)
- BACP Accreditation (May 2007)
- Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (2004)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education - Guidance and Student Support (1997)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education - Design and Technology (1989)
- Certificate in Supervision 2012-ongoing
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
Individual - £40 per 50 minute session
Couples - £60 per 50 minute session
Qualfied Therapists £45 per session (90 minutes).
Student Rate - £25 per hour
Groups (up to a maximum of 8) negotiable
What is Person-Centred Therapy?
Person Centred Therapy is a particularly human way of treating and supporting clients based on a deep trust and respect for the individual and their differences . When clients are supported in this way they tend to change in ways that lead them to living more fulfilling and meaningful lives. Person Centred therapists believe that you, the 'client' are the expert on how to live your own life. This is unlike in the field of medicine where the doctor or psychiatrist or psychologist is seen as being the expert.
I hold the personal belief that we all have a deeper wisdom that knows what is right for us yet this wisdom is not always available to us, for a whole host of reasons, for example stress, anxiety, depression, etc. I see it as my job to assist clients in making contact with this deeper wisdom. When we connect with this aspect of ourselves we no longer need others to tell us what to do and what is right for us; we already know it instinctively.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon - Morning, afternoon and evening appointments available Thursday - Afternoon and evenings Friday - Morning and afternoon
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
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