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About me

My training is in Person-Centred Counselling which enables the client to explore their thoughts and feelings at their own pace.It is a non-directive approach with the emphasis on the therapeutic relationship between the client and the counsellor. The Person-Centred Approach aims to be non-judgemental allowing the client to explore their world in a safe, holding environment. However, sometimes these explorations can evoke some difficult and painful emotions. Counselling can therefore sometimes be very challenging but can also be very rewarding and life enhancing.Central to the Person-Centred Approach is the belief that human beings have an innate tendency to grow towards fulfilment. When the conditions of acceptance, empathy and genuiness are present within the counselling relationship, this capacity for growth can begin to flourish.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a Certificate in Couples Counselling and have had many years experience of working with a variety of issues. In addition to my private practice, I have experience of working for a bereavement organisation, a local hospice and a drug and alcohol agency. I attend many workshops and training courses to enhance my understanding of various issues including:
Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Working with Suicidal Clients, Understanding People who Self-Harm, Working with Addictions, Spirituality, Aspects of Bereavement, Anger and Rage, Disordered eating, Working with clients with Asperger Syndrome and Working with Couples.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£50 for individuals
£60 for couples
Consessions available for students and unemployed


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My counselling room is in my garden and there are no steps from the side access leading to it. There is a very small ridge going into the counselling room. There is a gentle sloping path leading to it.

Carol Whitbourn

Carol Whitbourn