Carolyn Levett, MBACP, (Accred) Counselling and Supervision
--- A "problem" is an opportunity for change---What we believe we can achieve --- We can make new choices until we find what does work --- (Sue Knight)
Welcome to my profile.
Whether you are an individual or couple, I invite you to look at what I can offer you and warmly invite you to call me on 07747 742258 or send me an email if you believe I may be able to help you. Please see details of my fees and availability at the end of this profile.
I qualified as an integrative humanistic Counsellor with an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling in 2001 I am Accredited with the BACP and registered with the UKRCP. I also hold a certificate in Psychosynthesis Transpersonal Supervision and a certificate in Pastoral Supervision with APSE. I have completed many hours of further training in different models of therapeutic work which have enhanced my knowledge and experience. I outlined some of my training below.
I provide a warm, confidential and calming atmosphere in which you can share your problems. You do not have to commit yourself to a set number of weeks and it is entirely up to you how much counselling you think you might need.
It takes a lot of courage to step into the therapy room and it is natural to feel nervous about making the initial contact. I can assure you that most people find that within a few minutes of entering my therapy room, they feel less anxious and are pleased they have taken that step. I will help you to feel secure and relaxed.
I have experienced therapy personally and I know how anxious I was on attending my first appointment as I didn’t know what to expect. I soon settled in and believe it was the best thing I have ever done as it helped me change some difficult aspects of my relationship with myself and enhanced my relationships with others.
Counselling is often described as 'talking therapy' but if you find this difficult, then I can offer you other ways to work through your issues such as using imagery, visualisation, creative tools together with relaxation techniques. All these can be extremely effective.
THE COUNSELLING I OFFER CAN HELP YOU IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:
To gain a clearer perspective on how to understand and manage your problems in a new way and to enable you to make any necessary changes.
To learn how to use simple therapeutic tools and strategies that can help your manage your thoughts and feelings more effectively.
To grow in confidence and achieve your goals.
In a safe and confidential setting I can help you to work through any problem that may be weighing you down in order to move towards, or to bring about positive change.
I can help you explore with your partner any issues that may be causing you difficulty within your relationship. In a safe, confidential and non-judgemental setting we can look at how you communicate your thoughts and feelings to each other and if you choose, I can teach you effective communication styles that may help you. Couples have told me that through the counselling they received, they have been enabled to communicate more effectively with their partner after a few sessions which has helped them to work through their issues positively.
Adoption Focussed Counselling
I am a Registered Adoption Focussed Counsellor and undertake adoption support work through Barnardos where I have received specialist OFSTED approved training in Attachment Focussed Therapy. I am qualified to help you with any issues in relation to this, whether you are a birth mother or father, adoptee, adopter or close family member needing support.
I run a Six-Session Psycho-educational (Adult Only) course which helps participants to discover what lies behind their disordered eating habits and gives new insight and understanding on how they can learn new and effective ways to manage their comfort eating by establishing a healthy relationship with themselves.
The course requires participants to complete weekly homework in the workbook provided between sessions.
The course is appropriate for adults - whether individuals, couples or groups
As a Licensed “Understanding Your Eating” Practitioner, trained by Professor Julia Buckroyd, Emeritus of the University of Hertfordshire,
The cost is £315 per person
N.B This course is not suitable for anyone suffering with anorexia or bulimia.
I am also an NLP Practitioner and have a diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming and am able to offer you additional tools and techniques that can help you tap into your true potential and achieve positive outcomes in any area of your life. I also hold a certificate in Coaching.
What I love most about engaging in this work is that I have witnessed courageous people making positive changes and I have seen healing taking place emotionally, physically and spiritually.
I feel privileged to have built up an established and flourishing private Counselling and Supervision Practice in Green Street Green.
My counselling and supervision career has enabled me to gain a deep and rich understanding about many issues outlined in my profile, while working in the following areas
- Addictions - Leading a 12 Step Intensive Therapy Programme of recovery at a rehabilitation centre.
- Weight Loss Consultation – working with a leading weight management company and supporting over 150 members each week.
- Senior Counsellor at Burrswood Hospital - working with patients diagnosed with CFS/ME, Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis as well as other terminal conditions such as cancer and those in palliative care. In addition having a caseload of outpatient clients including clergy.
- Bereavement support.
Supervision Experience since 2008
- Supervising helpline workers at the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre
- Supervising individual counsellors privately
- Supervising groups of trainee and qualified counsellors within a local drug and alcohol support agency.
- Supervising group supervisors at Cruse Bereavement Service.
- Supervising groups of bereavement support volunteers at a local hospice.
- Supervising a Reflective Practice group of Diocesan clergy
Please see further information regarding the support that I offer in the 'Supervision' section of this directory.
My experience has enabled me to gain a depth of understanding relating to the following issues:
Abortion, adoption, addictions, anxiety, anger management, assertiveness, bereavement and loss, bullying, cultural issues and prejudice, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, anti-social disorder, Asperger's syndrome, all types of depression, domestic violence, OCD, rape, physical, emotional, ritual and sexual abuse, trauma, post-traumatic stress, self-esteem, self-harm and suicide, relationships, family issues, infertility and the effects of IVF, stress management, terminal illness, Christian faith issues, and issues around death and dying, .
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling where I studied Person Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis Models.
Diploma in Pastoral Care.
Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming.
Certificate in Adoption focused Counselling.
Certificate in Psychosynthesis Supervision
Certificate in Pastoral Supervision
Certificate in Couples Counselling.
Licensed Understanding Your EatingPractitioner
Intermediate Certificate in Group Work.
Accredited member of the BACP and UKRCP Registered.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
CHRISTIAN AND OTHER FAITH ISSUES AFFECTING DAILY LIVING.
EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY SPIRITUALITY HAS BECOME THE FOCUS OF MY WORK
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Gestalt therapy
FEES FOR INDIVIDUALS:
DAYTIME: Before 6pm £50
EVENING: From 6pm - £55
ALL INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS ARE FOR 50 MINUTES
FEES FOR COUPLES:
DAYTIME: Before 6pm £60 for 60 minutes or £75 for 75 minutes
EVENING: From 6pm £65 for 60 minutes or £81.25 for 75 minutes
STUDENTS UNDERTAKING COUNSELLING/PSYCHOTHERAPY TRAINING £45 - DAYTIME ONLY
Telephone Counselling for individuals - price as above for 50 minutes
Skype Counselling for individuals - price as above for 50 minutes
Therapy and Supervision Groups: From £25 per hour per person
Supervision £50 for 60 mins
I can offer counselling support to teenagers over the age of 16.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
MONDAY TO THURSDAY DAYTIMES. TUESDAY TO THURSDAY EVENINGS
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
WELCOME TO MY SUPERVISION PROFILE.