Hi I'm Caren, I am a fully qualified and experienced person centred counsellor, specialising in trauma, abuse, PTSD, and crisis management. I am a registered member of BACP* and adhere to professional standards and also work within the ethical framework. I provide one to one counselling to adults and young people aged 16+. First initial 30 minute assessment session is free.
Sometimes our life circumstances can lead us to difficult and emotional places, and it can help to have someone to turn to that is impartial and will listen to what is important to you. The ability to focus on how things are for you and really hear how you feel, and accompany you through these difficult times working through your emotions can be a very unique and helpful experience.
Counselling offers a safe space to talk about the things that matter to you, to open up at your pace, and experience essentially a non judgemental, confidential and honest therapeutic relationship. Therapy involves talking about life events, feelings emotions relationships and patterns of behaviour (problems such as anxiety, health anxiety, relationship issues, feeling low, depression or trauma and stress). I will listen, encourage, empathise and challenge to help you see issues more clearly or in a different way which facilitates growth and change.
My aim is to ensure when you take that step into counselling, which can be extremely difficult that you are met with warmth, genuineness and compassion.
*BACP - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Master of Science In Counselling - University of Strathclyde
- Post Graduate Diploma In Person Centred Counselling - University of Strathclyde
- Emotion Focused Therapy - University of Strathclyde
- Person Centred practice of Couples and Family Counselling - University of Strathclyde
- Abuse and the effect on Children in Care - In Care Survivor Services Scotland
- Counselling Skills - Tamworth & Litchfield College
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Childhood Sexual Abuse within a care setting.
By ‘in care’, meaning any setting (placement) where a child or young person is required to live away from their normal place of residence (normally the family home), e.g. foster care, adoption, kinship care, residential children’s unit / home, residential school, hospital care and secure accommodation. The setting (placement) may be provided by a local authority or by voluntary and independent providers (e.g. voluntary organisations, religious based organisations, and private providers).
I believe it is essential that you find a counsellor that is right for you, so you feel comfortable to open up and talk about the things that are around for you. Most counsellors offer a taster/free session and it can be a wise decision to get a few people who you think fit what your looking for and call or meet them face to face, this will help your first steps into therapy.
Introductory session - Free - 30 Minutes
Daytime midweek sessions - £40 - 50 Minute therapeutic hour
Evening & Weekend sessions - £50 - 50 Minute therapeutic hour
*I can also offer a reduced rate under certain circumstances if finances are restrictive, please contact me for further details.