Carol Belsey BA (Hons) MBACP (Snr. Accred) Counsellor and Supervisor
Hello and thank you for considering me as counsellor for either YOURSELF or your CHILD. I am a BACP Senior Accredited counsellor, qualified since 2006, to degree level, to work with INDIVIDUALS FROM THE AGE OF 5 and am the founding counsellor of East Surrey Counselling Group.
I also work as a Supervisor for Counsellors and welcome calls from counsellors looking for a Supervisor.
I work from my consulting room in the lovely village of Godstone, Surrey which is close to Redhill and Caterham and two minutes from the M25 Junction 6. I have experience of working for different agencies and as a school counsellor, which have all added to my knowledge and understanding.
I work to suit each individual person and can offer you empathy, understanding and a weekly commitment to work hard with you or your child to help you or them overcome difficulties and stumbling blocks towards a better future.
Please contact me with any queries or questions or to arrange an initial appointment in which we will explore your difficulties and see if we feel we can work well together. This initial appointment costs £55 but I allow 1.5 hrs instead of the normal 60 minute weekly session time so that we have plenty of time for exploration and getting to know each other a little.
My weekly session fees is £55, with some concessions available. Concessions are agreed between us depending on your circumstances when we meet for our first session.
If, when you contact me, my practice is full, I can refer you to my colleagues Anne-Marie Cole or Janine Webb who are also part of East Surrey Counselling Group. We have two rooms in Godstone, both purpose decorated and equipped. Anne-Marie works with older adolescents, adults and couples on Mondays and Janine with individuals from the age of 5 Monday - Wednesday.
In addition to my counselling work I run a training organisation for fellow counsellors, CB Counsellor Training, so my CPD commitment is always up to date and taken seriously.
I look forward to hearing from you when you are ready.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (2006)
Diploma in working with Adolescents (2006)
Certificate in PTSD and Trauma
Various play therapy short courses/workshops
BA (Hons) degree in Psychodynamic counselling (2010)
Diploma in Counselling Supervision (2017)
OCN London Level 6 Course in Counselling Supervision (2019)
BACP Accreditation 2010
BACP Senior Accreditation 2019
Previous posts include
Adolescent counsellor for Open Door Youth Counselling Service, Carshalton
School counsellor, both primary and senior
Child counsellor working for Surrey Family and Mediation Service
I run CB Counsellor Training offering very reasonably priced CPD workshops to local counsellors.
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
Child and Adolescent counselling, Adult and Older Adult Counselling
£55 for the initial session
£55 per session, with some concessions available, offered on a sliding scale, based on individual circumstances
Concessions offered for
At this time I can offer hospital staff a reduced fee of £40 per session