Lost? Depressed? Sad? Lonely? Hopeless? Does it all feel too overwhelming and you want it to change? Change is what almost everyone wants, when they come to counselling...and change is what I help you to achieve, by helping you to access your own inherent ability to grow and develop, and to find your own answers to your problems which are locked within.
I provide Person-Centred therapy, which is gentle yet powerful and effective, because we look at trying to change perceptions...and when perceptions change, what was a big problem before is no longer the issue it once was. In therapy, we explore what you have been struggling with together, at your pace and covering the ground that you want to cover, in an environment which is safe, confidential and non-judgemental, until what was 'stuck' becomes 'unstuck'; what seemed 'lost' is 'found' and what seemed confusing, worrying and 'wrong' finds new meaning and understanding for you.
Why I became a counsellor: Like everyone, I have had my share of personal struggles. I know what it's like to feel such despair that I don't know where to turn to; I know the pain of deep loss; I remember how it is to feel so alone and hopeless, that it seemed like no-one could understand or help me. I also know how daunting it can feel to be sitting opposite a counsellor and telling them everything - and I remember how much of a failure I felt because I couldn't do it by myself.
However, it was one of the best things I did for myself. I know how much it helped, through changing my perceptions, and how it healed through helping me find the inner strength I always had, but which had been buried.
That is why I became a counsellor, so I can hopefully give to others what was given to me.
Who I provide counselling for: I provide counselling for individuals and couples. I am also qualified to provide online counselling via email or by MSN Messenger. I also provide hypnotherapy and regression therapy.
To find out more, please give me a ring, send an email, or visit my website at www.careytherapy.co.uk
Thank you for reading and I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling - University of Hertfordshire.
Advanced Certificate in Hynotherapy
Diploma in Regression Therapy
BACP accredited/UKRCP registered counsellor
Counselling: 13 years' total experience counselling people with various emotional problems: anger, bereavement, depression, anxiety, panic disorders, loss, self-esteem & self-confidence issues, relationship issues and couples' counselling. I have also had 2 years' experience working with people struggling with drug and alcohol-related issues. I also provide online therapy, working through email, real-time MSN and holding sessions via Skype.
Hypnotherapy: I am also qualified to provide hypnotherapy as a separate service, This is not just about dealing with emotional issues, but I am a smoking cessation hypnotherapist and can help with other issues like exam stress, self-confidence, phobias and weight-loss, too!
Regression therapy: Pushing hypnotherapy further, regression therapy is a wonderful means to help you access events that happened many years previously and deal with the understanding and emotions from that time, which may well be affecting you right now.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Initial consultation: £35 per hour.
Individual sessions: £45 per hour; £50 after 6pm.
Couples: £55 per hour.
Monday - Friday, 8.30am (first session) until 6.30pm (last session)