Carla Polhill (MNCS Accred)
I am an Integrative Counsellor with experience of working with clients who have experienced a range of issues including: trauma, abuse, bereavement, relationship issues, anxiety, stress and depression. I have moved my practice online during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that clients may continue to receive the support they need without putting themselves or their families at risk.
I work in a variety of ways to suit the needs of my clients, offering a range of therapeutic support from short term focussed therapy to long term psychotherapy.
We can all find our personal journeys difficult at times and, inevitably, we resist tackling the deeper, more uncomfortable elements of the process. My role is to be there beside my clients at these times to support them with empathy and without judgement. This is the foundation of the therapeutic relationship I offer to my my clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
I have also worked in an agency setting since 2017 offering time limited counselling to Carers, and others referred through charitable organisations; supporting individuals and families affected by domestic abuse including parent and child therapy; providing short term counselling and longer term psychotherapy to self referred clients.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
Sessions cost £40 per hour
Limited concessions available for counselling students and those in receipt of benefits. Call me to discuss, if you think you meet this criteria.
First session £25
I have recently started working outdoors, mostly using the open spaces of Dartmoor and the many sheltered river walks in the area*. There is good evidence that spending just 20 minutes outside in green spaces is hugely therapeutic and has stress relieving benefits.
If you are interested in trying my “walk & talk” service, we can discuss and arrange that at an initial indoor session.
*sorry no pets.