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Integrative Counsellor (MBACP) Creative Therapies
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 10th September 2022

About me

My name is Carima Nolten and I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor (MBACP) with a background in teaching with expertise in Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) and Neurodiversity. I have experience working with children and young people in a variety of settings, including Primary and Secondary schools, Private Tutoring and Sports Coaching. I offer both face - to-face and online counselling to children and young people between 4 - 17 years of age. 

As a counsellor, I embrace a responsive and flexible approach, offering an empathic, non-judgemental and safe space for clients to explore and express feelings and thoughts around life experiences and challenges they may be facing in their own chosen way, whether it is through talking therapy or through various creative/play/art -based mediums.

​Emotional health provides the foundation for long-term wellbeing and I believe that all children and young people deserve a safe, confidential space in which they can be supported. When children/young people feel overwhelmed by big emotions or difficult circumstances, healthy development can become stuck, impacting learning, behaviour and overall wellbeing.

Creative Counselling combines talking therapies with creative interventions. Creative, Play and Art-based approaches are beneficial ways for children/young people to process complex feelings and thoughts, by giving expression, movement, shape and colour to life experiences in a way that often words alone can't do. 

Online counselling can be particularly helpful for clients (12 years +) who struggle with social anxiety, illness or find being in new places challenging or simply find it more convenient and comfortable being in their own environment. Clients get to engage in an online therapeutic space , with the options of using both interactive online games/sand tray or creative tools, and through home-based creative materials.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications and experience include, but are not limited to the following:

Postgraduate Diploma - Counselling Children and Young People, UEL/Place2Be, level 7 (BACP registered); ACTO Level 1 Online and Telephone Counselling Certificate ; PGCE in Early Years and Foundation , University of South Africa (Cum Laude); Level 3 Award in Special Educational Needs

I have diverse experience working with children and young people in a variety of settings, including Primary and Secondary schools, Private Tutoring and Sports Coaching. I have extensive knowledge and experience in providing both academic and therapeutic support, especially across Neurodiversity.

Alongside private practice, I also manage a counselling service within a London school, where I support children through one-to one counselling and group work, while simultaneously embracing a whole school approach, offering support and psycho-education for teaching staff and parents.  

I am skilled in Talking Therapy, Play Therapy, Sand-tray Therapy, Creative Arts-based Therapies to name a few.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

£60 per 50-minute face to face/ online sessions.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Therapy Rooms Enfield, 88 Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6AR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

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