Cara Bowler

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London SW10 & Bedford MK44
Limited availability
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Welcome to my professional profile.

If you or someone you know is currently facing difficulties in life, seeking support from an impartial listener can prove to be highly beneficial.

I am committed to providing a safe and confidential environment, where an individualised approach to counseling and supervision is embraced.

In my opinion, the foundation of therapeutic healing lies in establishing a trustworthy and safe relationship, which then sets the stage for meaningful progress. I understand that having trust in someone is a significant step, yet it is crucial for the success of therapeutic process. 

Furthermore, it is essential to remember that therapists may differ in their approaches, despite adhering to strict ethical guidelines. When starting with a new therapist, I encourage you to stay curious and ask questions that will help ensure you find the most suitable professional to meet your specific needs.

To facilitate the assessment of compatibility, I am pleased to offer a reduced fee for an initial session. It is paramount that you receive the best possible support from your therapist or supervisor. 

One of the benefits of private therapy is the freedom to choose your therapist rather than being assigned a therapist. 

When searching for a therapist or supervisor, I urge you to trust your intuition and rely on your instincts.

Thank you for taking the time to explore my profile, and I wish you the best on this new journey.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CATT for PTSD & Complex PTSD with Trauma Psychology Training London 
  • Level 6 CPCAB Supervision  
  • Degree in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
  • 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

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

£50 supervision (reduced cost for trainees) £120 group supervision x 4 

£50 for individual Adults

£50 walk and talk with myself & therapy dog Marley 

£70 for couples or families

£40 for Armed forces, key workers & psychotherapy/counselling students.

£45 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)

£80 CATT for PTSD & Complex PTSD

A session runs for 50 minutes & CATT sessions run from 60mins - 90mins

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.

When I work

I currently only have availability on a Friday afternoon I’m currently working at full capacity, apologies I will update my availability in due course. 

Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44

Type of session


Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Cara Bowler
Cara Bowler