Carolyn Sims MBACP
I offer private counselling in a relaxed setting in Masham. I am also a Mindfulness teacher, and offer group and one to one mindfulness (see Artison, Masham for latest course details or please do contact me direct to discuss other options)
Counselling helps with a range of issues - anything from a general sense of dissatisfaction, or lack of direction, to relationship problems, depression, anxiety, bereavement, or abuse.
I can offer long or short term counselling. In addition to my private practise, I currently also work as a counsellor with the NHS.
Sometimes people assume counselling is 'just listening'... Well, there is a lot of listening involved but it's also about being challenged to see things a different way, gain new insights and find a way to move forward.
I work on the basis that the relationship between client and counsellor is all-important. Counselling is a collaborative process and we work together for you to make progress. At our first meeting we will discuss what you hope to achieve from counselling and work out the way forward for you together.
Training, qualifications & experience
In addition to my private practise, I have many years experience working in GP surgeries, and have experience of a wide range of issues as well as long and short term counselling. (To access counselling via the NHS please ask your GP)
My experience includes anxiety, depression, relationship issues, sexual abuse, gender issues, domestic abuse, self esteem and bereavement.
I hold a Diploma in Counselling and a Certificate in Counselling, from York St John University, both with Distinction. I adhere to the UK Network for Mindfulness Teachers Good Practice Guidelines and have had extensive training and experience in teaching mindfulness as well as a personal mindfulness practice.
I am an Accredited BACP member, and adhere to their strict code of conduct and ethics.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per hour
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Other times by arrangement
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|