Cara Bowler

Bedford MK44 & London SW10
07832 406693 07832 406693
Bedford MK44 & London SW10

About me

Dear all,

In response to the current concerns regarding Coronavirus, we are to protect the health of the counselling facility’s and clients in therapy. With immediate effect I am withdrawing all face-to-face counselling, this is in line with government and BACP guidance.

I am therefore implementing sessions via phone, Skype, WhatsApp and FaceTime (what a world of technology). Please can you confirm if you would like to take up this means of counselling whilst the worlds pandemic continues.

These measures are to ensure we do not put either of ourselves or families at risk.

I will send out diary cancellations unless confirmation received for new means of counselling as the above means is completely down to your personal choice and preferences.

I will undoubtedly continue to ensure all of our sessions kept confidential no matter the means chosen from above, we will of course discuss how this will work should you choose to embrace the above.

However prior committing to any of the above, that you have a space where you’ll be comfortable and have the privacy to speak freely and openly to continue sharing your journey. I will do my upmost to ensure there is a smooth transition from face-to-face to a remote working as possible.

Any worries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please take care of each other especially in this difficult time.

Training, qualifications & experience

Degree in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB) Present

Telephone Counselling skills Training with Sarah Hart

Diploma in CBT

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

and MINDBLMK.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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Fees

£40 for individual Adults

£65 for couples or families

£30 for Armed forces & psychotherapy/counselling students.

£30 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 in mental health services for eleven years this includes four academic years as a school counsellor and in the public sector and two years working in private practice.                               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 important t 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.

If you need a safe confidential space to share your past, present or future then the space I offer May just be the place for you.

Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK44

London
SW10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

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

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Cara Bowler

Cara Bowler