Cara Bowler

Cara Bowler

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Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK44

London
W5

07832 406693

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About me

In times of crisis or confusion we all need some help and support, and therefore its essential to have friends and family around to share emotions and express how you are feeling. However, if you seek an independent person to speak with, I listen to, empathise with, encourage and help to empower individuals.

I understand the nature of problems encountered varies according to the setting and could include, for example, depression, anxiety, the need to manage harmful emotions and behaviours, or difficulties with coping with traumatic experience and events.

I work with clients with mild to moderate mental health problems, or with people who need support because of genetic disorders or diseases such as cancer or other illnesses.

I offer a 30mins Assessment (via telephone):

This is to establish suitability of working together, what it is you seek and therefore what I can offer.

I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgmental warm space for therapy. Providing counselling face to face, over the telephone, or online via skype, offering short- and long-term therapy and confidential record keeping.

I’m qualified in Person Centred Therapy which means that I concentrate on you as an individual and your needs however I draw on my knowledge of other therapeutic approaches to best suit the needs of my clients.  Most importantly, I hope my down to earth yet professional approach will enable you to relax and to put you at ease which is particularly helpful when disclosing difficult life experiences.

I offer a counselling services across London and Bedfordshire.

Whilst working with clients I aim to help you better understand yourself and find your own ways to cope or to resolve problems, through a series of professional sessions at a regular time and place. Please remember this is your journey and this must be taken great care of.

Referral and liaison:

I am a small independent counsellor and therefore if individuals are unable to reach these areas, I am happy to recommend other counsellors to ensure you find the best support.


Working in Partnership with MOED Foundation (mentoring services for 5-18years old).

My message:

We all face challenging times and times of feeling under-pressure in our personal and or work life’s, this is no secret! The secret is how we decide to deal with those challenging times! And therefore, I encourage you to speak to your friends and family or seek an independent person to speak with.

Therapy is so special when it works and completely life changing.

I love creating positive counselling experiences for people and building strong counselling relationships. In doing this Im hoping to break the fear and stigma around counselling. The long term vision of this for me is so that children, young people, adults and elderly people won’t be so afraid of asking for help in the future. After having experienced positive counselling relationships the fear is lessened and the wall is lowered.

Thank you for visiting my profile. If I can help in anyway please do not hesitate to contact me.

Take great care

Training, qualifications & experience

Degree in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB) Present

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)

Level 3 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)

Level 2 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)

Domestic abuse awareness

Trauma Focused - CBT

Sand Tray Training 6hrs CPD

Place2be Volunteer Introductory

Place2be Safeguarding Training

Level 3 First Aid at work

Mental Health First Aid

CACHE level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce (QCF)

Home-Start Early Communication Training

Home-Start Post-Natal Illness

Home-Start Working with Children with Special Needs


Safe Guarding Children and Adults


Certificate Of Service - recognition of Commitment

Certificate of Achievement by Youth and Connections

Certificate of Achievement YMCA

I also currently work for Embrace, offering therapy to children that have been victims of crime.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • New therapy room
  • New therapy room
  • Additions to our beautiful space

Fees

£40 for individual Adults

£65for couples

£25 for Armed forces & psychotherapy/counselling students.

£25 for young people. 6-18years (if in therapy at reduced rate and young person turns 19+ you will still receive therapy at the reduced rate)

A session runs for 50 minutes.

I offer both short-term and long-term counselling.

I ask for 24 hours notice of cancellation.

Skype and telephone sessions will need to be paid in advance.

One to One session can be paid on the day via cash or bank transfer.

Cheques are not accepted, apologies for any inconvenience.

Further information

I'm a qualified BACP Counsellor with my own insurance and individual membership status.

I also abide by the BACP ethical frame work. I currently work with adults, children and young people. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential counselling relationship where your feelings, thoughts and emotions are at the centre of our work together.  I am qualified to Diploma level in Person Centred Counselling which means that I concentrate on you as an individual and your needs however I draw on my knowledge of other therapeutic approaches to best suit the needs of my clients.  Most importantly, I hope my down to earth yet professional approach will enable you to relax and to put you at ease which is particularly helpful when disclosing difficult life experiences

I have worked for four academic years as a school counsellor. This has given me the opportunity not only to work with young people and staff on a wide range of issues such as anxiety, SEN, self-harm, depression, sexual health, sexuality, self-esteem, gender issues, bereavement, difficult relationships, family breakdown and trauma but I also deliver play therapy sessions for primary age children as well as consultations with parents and carers. I really believe In supporting young people work towards making positive step towards reaching their potential. I'm very creative with my work, not everyone find it easy to come in and open up.

Building a positive working relationship is import to me. I'm very passionate about creating positive counselling experiences for people in the hope that together we can change a culture of not talking.

In addition, I personally re-launched the counselling provision in my previous school, we created so much awareness with student’s staff and parents it really was so special to see a provision in school that was really working and so engaging. I organise the whole provision from the initial meeting with students to ensure they are ready for counselling, assessments, meetings with student managers and teachers, open door policies on open evening and deliver whole school assemblies.

I have obtained my experience through my position which has been a great success to date.

Having personally experience the requirement for emotional support with the schooling industry, providing this service is and will continues to be my passion of work. I have further demonstrated this whilst working with young people for the YMCA England previous to working at The Harefield Academy.

Maps & Directions

Bedford, MK44
London, W5

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

Availability

Monday-Thursday 8am - 16.00pm 19.15pm - 21.00pm Saturday 8.00 - 18. 00pm

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme