Carla Fox. Dip. MBACP- Adults
Hello and welcome to my page. I trained to be a counsellor for many reasons but mostly for the fact that I wanted my work life to be meaningful and I have personally seen just how valuable counselling can be. I work from home in my own private practice and offer both long and short term therapy at reasonable rates. If you have any questions after reading my profile then please feel free to contact me.
How can I help
I primarily trained as a person centred counsellor, but I also draw on my integrative skills so that my counselling practice can be tailored to meet the individual needs of my clients. Person centred therapy is generally non-directive, basically it means that I will not lead you in anyway, and you will ultimately decide on what issues you want to discuss.
I can offer you a private space where you can talk about any issues you may be having without being judged. Talking with a family member or friend can of course be helpful, but you may also hold back your true feelings as you may not want to upset them or cause them any worry. Talking to someone you don't know may seem strange but it allows you to be able to speak freely which can be one of the biggest benefits of counselling. My role will be to listen and help you see things more clearly and possibly from a different view point. My aim as your counsellor will be to assist you to understand your issues and help you to cope with your feelings. Therapy will give you the time to talk, cry, shout or just think and it's all done within a safe and confidential environment.
When and where?
I have a comfortable space within my own home with a downstairs toilet for your convenience. Roadside parking is available directly next to my house. If you would prefer I am also available to travel and visit you within your own home for a small fee added on top to cover my petrol costs. I am available in the daytime Monday to Friday. Some evening appointments also available.
There will be an initial free of charge, no obligation assessment session that will last 45mins. This will be the perfect opportunity for us to meet and to discuss what your issues are and how we can work together. This can either be done at my house, or within your own home if you wish to have your counselling there. It's vital that you feel comfortable with me and hopefully after this initial meeting you will be able to decide if you wish to have me as your counsellor.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified to Diploma level and I'm also a member of the BACP (British association for counselling and psychotherapy) this means I am bound to working within their professional and ethical code of practice. My counselling qualifications are as follows,
ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts
Continued professional development is something I take very seriously, so I regularly undertake additional training in order to keep my counselling practice safe, relevant and informed.
Other training courses recently completed
Certificate in Anxiety
Certificate in Panic Attacks
Certificate in Depression
Certificate in Consent
Certificate in Diversity and Equality
Certificate in Principles of care and Confidentiality
Certificate in Fire training
First aid at work
My working background is primarily in mental health as I have worked in the care sector for the past 17yrs. In that time I have worked with a wide range of adults with both severe and mild learning disabilities, i have also worked with challenging behaviour adults for 5yrs so I have a good working knowledge in these areas. I also currently work for Leicestershire police as a PSV providing support to vulnerable adults and victims of low level crime identified on our beat.
In my private practice I have worked with clients with a wide range of issues including PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and loss and also panic disorders.
As a trainee counsellor my experience was primarily in bereavement as I worked as a grief counsellor for St Barnabas Hospice based at Grantham for 4yrs providing pre and post bereavement counselling. And through St Barnabas I also worked with carers of patients and patients themselves who were either terminally ill or suffering from a life limiting illness. As a grief counsellor I worked with adults who presented with a wide range of issues because the loss of someone would often bring unresolved issues to the surface. Some of these issues included, historical abuse, relationship problems, guilt and anger.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am specialized in grief and loss.
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Fees are taken at the end of each session and can be paid either by cash or bank transfer. You will not be committed to pay for a course of sessions as we shall review this as we go along, but if you wish to book in advance you can book 6 sessions which will come at a reduced fee. My hourly rates are as follows,
£35 for individuals
£50 for couples
£25 for students
6 sessions booked and paid for in advance will be,
£175 for individuals.....saving £35
£250 for couples.....saving £50
£125 for students......saving £25
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I'm available throughout the day Monday to Friday. Some evening appointments also available.
Types of client