Carla Polhill (MNCS Accred) (Reg.MBACP)
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 clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Specialist Diploma in Clinical Supervision (Level 6)
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Level 4)
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Trauma Informed Approaches
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 and group 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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £25.00 to £65.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
- Initial Session - £25
- Face to face/online/telephone - £50 per 50 minute session
- Counselling Students £30 per 50 minute session
Limited concessions available for those in certain circumstances. Call me to discuss, if you think you meet the criteria.
Weekdays between 9am and 8pm (limited weekend appointments)
I want you to know that my mission is to see you and to hear you.
You may be finding it difficult to experience your emotional and psychological responses right now but I will not use that difficulty as a reason to assign you a label. When I meet you, I don't label your reactions and behaviours as flaws or failings, I see them as genuine human responses to the particular set of circumstances that you have experienced - whether deep in the past or right here and now.
I will endeavour to reflect what I see and hear back to you with empathy, compassion and sensitivity. I will then hold a space where, if you choose to, you can recognise, explore, question, challenge, even accept what comes to light. I will journey alongside you as you do this and help you along the way.