Carol Brown

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PgDip, MNCPS Acc, Person-Centred Counsellor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH12 5JY
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

It's hard to know who to turn to when you’re feeling overwhelmed, worn out or lost, struggling with thoughts, relationships or events. I’ll welcome you as a unique human being, not an issue, a problem, or a diagnosis. I’ll do my best to see the world through your eyes and not my own. 

You’ve taken a brave step already - I’d love to work with you and offer you a safe space. I work from quiet and comfortable premises just across from Haymarket Station in Edinburgh. Easy to get to by public transport and the building itself is accessible.

I will provide you with a warm and accepting environment where you can talk about whatever issue you want to bring.  Counselling can help, please don’t suffer alone, contact me by phone or email.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified in Person-Centred Counselling from the University of Aberdeen in 2023 after completing a Certificate in Counselling Skills in 2020 at Edinburgh College. I’ve been in practice since early 2022 when I joined Carers of East Lothian on a training placement. I have experience volunteering on support helplines and as a befriender for sight-loss charities since 2011. I’ve worked in private practice since my graduation last year. I am a Registered Member of a counselling ethical body (NCPS) am fully insured and have regular supervision.

Before re-training as a therapist, I worked in the museums and heritage sector for 30 years. A health crisis gave me the opportunity to stop and consider my personal priorities. I now do the kind of work I truly enjoy and feel a connection with. I offer you as my client the gift of myself, my skills and knowledge and my lived experience.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Visual Impairment issues, sight loss. I am an Accredited Member of RNIB’s. Counselling for Sight-Loss  Register and have volunteered as a befriender and support group leader for the Macular Society for 12 years. 

Fees

£45.00 - £50.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

I offer 50-minute in-person sessions in central Edinburgh for £50 and online sessions for £45. I offer a concessionary rate of £40 to students for a fixed number of sessions per month. Please talk to me about fees when you get in touch.

When I work

I work Tuesdays Thursdays and Fridays, including Thursday and Friday evenings. I work in person from the Tara Centre, Haymarket and from Healing Therapy Centre in Abbeyhill. 

15 Rosebery Crescent, Haymarket, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH12 5JY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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PVG Scheme

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom