Carol Bodza BA (Hons) CBT MBACP (Reg)
Why counselling and what do I have to offer?
Most people have times in their life when things become overwhelming, difficult and complicated and we feel the need to look beyond friends and family for help.
Trained professional support from a well-qualified counsellor gives you the opportunity to find the solution to problems that may be preventing you from living the life you want to lead.
First, I will create a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space ensuring that you feel heard and respected by me.
I am happy to meet with you in either Shrewsbury or Ludlow at my dedicated counselling offices.
Types Of Counselling
I am qualified and work in what is known as a ‘Person Centred’ way, which means that I strongly believe that you hold the answers to your own problems. Through our work together my role as a trained counsellor is to help you find the right answers to your problems.
In addition, I am also qualified and experienced in working in what is called an ‘Integrative approach’. This means that I take my Person-centred roots and offer further support from other counselling approaches which may best support you.
My qualification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) also allow me to offer a pure CBT approach to counselling that helps you manage problems by changing the way we think and behave.
My aim as a counsellor is to offer you the time and space for us to work together in a way that best supports you in moving forward in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Over many years I have developed an interest in working in mental health and counselling. This has developed through personal experience and voluntary work for PANDAS Foundation and various roles at MIND.
My experiences as a counsellor are wide and varied dealing with a whole range of long term and short term problems, These range from depression, anxiety and panic, chronic health issues, self esteem and body image to breakdown of relationships and loss of employment.
I have a special interest in working with women who are affected by hormonal issues such as PMS & Menopause.
Accredited Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling Studies - First Class Honours (Newman University)
Foundation Degree in Counselling (Edge Hill University)
Level 4 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Level 2 & 3 Certificates In Counselling Skills (Shrewsbury)
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
£40 for an individual counselling session.
Payment by cash accepted or by bank transfer.
reduced fee available for students , please contact me to discuss
Concessions offered for
Please contact me by telephone or text - 07590 55 22 93 or email me if you would like any further information or to discuss whether you feel counselling is suitable for you.