Carol Wickham Registered Member of BACP
Are you feeling unfulfilled, depressed and struggling to cope? Or overwhelmed by anxiety, loneliness, relationship or emotional problems? I offer a peaceful, safe and non-judgemental environment for you to discuss and explore any concerns in confidence.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor with specialist Bereavement training which enables me to tailor my therapeutic approach to best meet your individual needs.
It takes strength and courage to make the decision to have Counselling. I work in a warm and respectful way, and I will support you as you rediscover your inner strength, and make choices that will enable you to improve your relationships and feel more fulfilled.
I have wide experience working with:
- Anxiety and OCD
- Low self-esteem and confidence
- Lack of Assertion
- Difficulties in communicating and voicing your needs
- Relationship problems and breakdown
- Abusive relationships
- Feeling empty and different
- Feeling alone and isolated
- Affairs and betrayal
- Shame and guilt
- Bullying and work related issues
- Bullying within a relationship
- Grief, loss and bereavement
- Anger management
- Self-destructive and/or Addictive behaviours
- Miscarriage and fertility issues
- Emotional eating including anorexia, binge eating and bulimia
I have an interest in Eating Disorders and work with the 12-step programme for Recovery for those clients who wish to do so.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), and adhere to their Professional Code of Conduct and Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accredited Higher National Diploma in Integrative Counselling 2006
Bereavement training 2006 (Bromley Bereavement Centre. BACP Accredited Training)
Extensive experience of long and short-term therapy.
6 years working as part of a team of Counsellors in an NHS GP Practice.
I attend regular training courses and workshops as part of my commitment to Ongoing Professional Development.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£50 for individuals
£65 for couples
I offer a reduced fee for trainee therapists.
The Assessment session lasts for an hour, during which we will discuss your concerns and expectations and how best to meet your needs. This does not commit you but offers you the opportunity to ask me any questions and to decide whether you would like to work with me.
I suggest weekly appointments which will provide an ongoing supportive therapeutic structure. I have limited evening and Saturday morning slots.
The Counselling can be either short-term (6 - 12 sessions) or longer term, depending on the presenting issues and client needs.
If you would like to meet me and arrange an appointment, please contact me on 07507 602 744 or through Ingledale Natural Health Centre on 01883 717277.
I work at the Ingledale Natural Therapies Centre which offers a peaceful environment and is easily accessible by Public Transport. Hurst Green Station is about 7 minutes walk from the Centre and there are parking facilities available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evening and Weekend. Tuesday: 1700 - 2000. Thursday - Saturday: 0900 - 1300
Types of client