Candice Gaugain FD (Open), Dip.Psych.Couns, MBACP
A warm welcome to you.
I understand that sometimes the hardest step is the first one...reaching out, so thank you for being here. I also understand that circumstances in our lives can often leave us feeling very overwhelmed. You may be looking to change old patterns of behaviour or be facing difficulty with current issues.
How can I help you?
In a confidential, supportive, non-judgemental and safe environment together we can explore your past and present issues and experiences, and your thoughts and feelings to help you to gain an awareness into your life and empower you to move towards feeling your best.
I have experience of working in both charity and private sector counselling working with and supporting a diverse range of client groups of various ages with issues such as:
- Work, school and life related stress
- Bereavement and loss
- Relationship and family issues
I have currently availability for Young People (14-19 yrs), Adults and Older Adults (65+).
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor using the Psychodynamic and Person-centred approaches to counselling. What this means is that we will work collaboratively in focusing on your unconscious thoughts and feelings, your current issues, needs and goals and use self-awareness to gain a greater understanding of and ability on how the influence of your past may play a role in recurring patterns of behaviours or relationships in the present day.
- Work at a pace that is comfortable for you
- Develop and build upon your strengths and weaknesses
- Continuously review our therapeutic work to be sure that it is still meeting your needs
- Commit to listening and understanding your issues from your perspective
- Respect the difference and diversity between us
- Be honest and open with you
- Signpost you to other resources if need be
When we meet at our initial assessment session, we will discuss your presenting problem(s), your needs and goals. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about counselling. The therapeutic relationship is an important part of the counselling process so during this time we will have the opportunity to determine whether or not I am a suitable counsellor for you. If you decide to continue our work together, we can then book future sessions.
As part of our work, we may think about using of a variety of tools to explore your issues including writing, drawing, sand tray work, or crystals. Using these creative tools may enable you to become more aware of patterns of behaviours and develop new ways of thinking in areas where you might be feeling stuck.
Spirituality and interconnectedness with the Universe
I am keen on how we grow and develop as beings therefore I sometimes incorporate the relationship between the mind, body and spiritual aspects of ourselves in our work. I have knowledge on spirituality that involves experiences you may be having in finding a deeper sense of meaning, purpose and connection with the Universe. I will offer you the space and time to explore what spirituality means for you, help you to cope with change and uncertainty as it relates to spirituality and to help you understand your life's greater purpose.
A lot of times we carry negative energies whether they are our own or belonging to others. I believe that crystals have a way of helping to rid of these negative energies and in turn help us to heal our emotions and restore balance back into our lives. I will often have a small selection of crystals in the therapy room and I am very open to you selecting and holding one while we discuss your issues together. We may then look at why you chose a specific crystal, what it represents for you or what it is that you may be feeling or thinking whilst holding it.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Volunteer Counsellor with Place2Be (a mental health charity providing school based counselling to primary and secondary schools across the UK).
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
- Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
- Foundation Degree in Counselling (The Open University)
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- Practitioners Diploma in Crystal Healing (Gateway Workshops)
- Crystal Healing Diploma (currently obtaining) (Centre of Excellence)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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I offer 50 minute sessions on a one-to-one basis for Young People (14-19 years), Adults and Older Adults (65+).
- Individuals £45 per session.
- Trainee Counsellors £35 per session.
I provide face-to-face individual counselling in a private office within the Anerley Town Hall and Business Centre.
The establishment is within easy reach of areas such as:
- Crystal Palace
- Forest Hill
- Honour Oak Park
There are great public transportation links to my location with bus stops right outside of the premises and Anerley station directly across the road. Crystal Palace station is also only a short walk away. Both stations have frequent links into the City of London.
You may find it useful to head over to my website and click on the "Venue and Fees" tab where I provide more in-depth information on bus and train routes to my practice (www.candicegaugaincounselling.co.uk).
There is also on site parking available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evening sessions are available Monday - Friday
Types of client