Carey West MBACP (snr Accred)
I have over 20 years experience and have been senior accredited since 2008
I work with individuals and couples (counselling and supervision) and also with groups (supervision and bespoke training)
Mediation is also available
Free parking available,
Individual Counselling Support for a very wide range of issues ranging from Anger, Anxiety, Bereavement, Stress and Relationship issues etc
Work Related Issues and Work - Life Balance.
Relationship Counselling Support.
Working on-site supporting employees following a trauma or any other incident affecting the employee’s emotional wellbeing (and therefore their ability to be productive or otherwise)
Training and facilitation – onsite or in neutral premises (topics can usefully include such things as Managing Stress; Assertiveness Skills; Bullying in the workplace – how to deal with the effects effectively; Developing and maintaining resilience to setbacks – and many more
I initially qualified in 1993 after a 3 yr diploma in solution focused counselling (which has a person centred base).
I was initially with a voluntary agency in Harlow, Essex, which dealt with a wide range of issues. Since then I have worked in a GP practice (Bishops Stortford, Herts), an alcohol agency (Ware, Herts), and a crisis pregnancy centre (which included training and supervising counsellors throughout the UK). I have also delivered training at levels 1 & 2 (50 & 250hrs contact time) in different locations in the UK and Africa.
Currently I have a private practice in Crawley, W Sussex, and offer face to face, telephone and email counselling, supervision and training. I also work in a national EAP service, managing all aspects of cases and providing stand alone counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma: Institute of Counselling: Clinical & Pastoral Counselling
Certificate in e-counselling from OCST (2015)
CBT via the telephone
The Art of Focusing (the Felt Sense body connections)
CBT & Depression
Addiction to Alcohol
Trauma & Recovery
Critical Incident Support (individuals & groups)
Counselling needs of children & young people
Child Abuse: making systems safer
Systemics Couples Counselling
City & Guilds 7307 (Stage 1) Further & Adult Ed. Teachers
Counsellor Supervision (Levels 1 & 2)
Cambridge Body Psychology Centre - Therapists self care
Countertransference (10 lectures)
Clinical Assessment (1 & 2)
Training for the Trainers
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Psychological first aid
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Face to face:
Counselling: £40 (Individuals) £70 (Couples)
Supervision: £75 for 90 min (Possible reduction for trainees dependant on circumstances)
Groups by arrangement
Training: depending on topic / numbers etc Please feel free to enquire
WHAT DOES COUNSELLING AIM TO DO?
COUNSELLING aims to help you EXPLORE your circumstances, UNDERSTAND your feelings, thoughts & behaviour, and so be better able to DECIDE what you want to do.
COUNSELLING aims to SUPPORT you as you begin to come to terms with the unchangeable, make decisions about things you can (and want to) change, and begin to put them into practice.
Perhaps you are feeling Flat? Tearful? Anxious?...
Perhaps you dont know why?
Perhaps you are only too aware of the reason!
Some of the aims of counselling are to help you:
Make a choice; Make a change Or Sort out confusion
Whatever your particular situation you will receive Individual Consideration and Respect, Space and Time to think through what you find important, and unconditional positive regard as we work together on the things you may want to bring.
THE FIRST SESSION
This session contains a time of information giving. I can give you information about how I work,
What confidentiality is etc.
I can attempt to answer any questions you may have about what counselling is;
How it may help you, how long it may take etc.
You can give me an idea of what is going on for you, and what has brought you to counselling at this time.
And so we begin ...............
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday Tuesday and Thursday after 5pm Wednesday and Friday Mornings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training