Carol Carrington Psychotherapist and Counsellor UKCP and BACP registered.
Hello I'm Carol.
My genuine and honest approach as a therapist is focused on providing a confidential, non judgemental environment where you can feel valued and respected, whilst discussing issues with which you are having difficulties. I believe in the restorative qualities of therapy, the potential for change and the opportunity for personal growth. My clinical practice is based on having an equal relationship with you whilst acknowledging your right to benefit from professional knowledge and competence of a high standard.
Are you feeling unhappy, anxious or depressed?
Maybe you would like to improve relationships with others?
Perhaps you are experiencing stress and feel unable to cope?
Whatever issues you are facing, taking the first step and looking for a counsellor can feel like the most difficult thing to do. I can assure you I am a sincere person with a warm, contemplative and sensitive manner, who is ready to listen to you.
I offer individual therapy for adults from aged 18 years onward.Therapy can provide a space for you to clarify your thoughts and develop a greater understanding about yourself and the difficulties you are experiencing. I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor with several years experience, specifically in dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, historical trauma and bereavement. I normally work from a central location in Newcastle with good public transport links and free parking available outside premises.
At this present time due to COVID 19 there is no option for face to face counselling. I can offer remote sessions online via a secure video platform. Telephone and email appointments are also available. Please get in touch if you would like to know more and discuss options- 15 minute consultation via phone is free of charge.
I am happy for you to contact me either by email, telephone or text whichever you prefer. If I am working with clients my phone will be switched off but please feel free to leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours.
As an Integrative Practitioner I bring together different approaches to therapy, considering a person as a whole and providing counselling and psychotherapy which is tailored to suit your individual needs and circumstances, on a short or long term basis.
I would normally recommend weekly sessions which are 50 minutes in duration but this can be discussed and flexible to your needs. My fees are £55.00 per individual session. An initial assessment is also £55.00 both payable by bank transfer at time of appointment. Concessions are offered (see below). Daytime and evening appointments are available to allow flexibility in consideration of work/childcare/other commitments. The number of sessions you wish to have is your decision and can be discussed at initial assessment. Some people prefer a fixed number of sessions such as six or eight whilst others prefer an open ended arrangement.
The initial assessment lasts for 50 minutes. It is not a counselling session but an opportunity for us to meet and talk about the issues that have led you to seek help from a therapist. We will discuss ways in which I work and how this may benefit you. There is no obligation to continue with counselling sessions after the assessment if you do not wish to do so.
I look forward to meeting you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my training over 5 years at the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy which is in a collaborative partnership with Newman University Birmingham.
This training involved advanced studies in various approaches to counselling and psychotherapy such as Transactional Analysis, Attachment Theory,Developmental Theory,Gestalt, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural and Creative Therapy which I incorporate within my clinical practice.
I have worked for several years in an NHS setting in a GP surgery before establishing my private practice.
My work at a charity for Women's Health has involved counselling in relation to issues such as domestic abuse, relationship difficulties and trauma.
My background includes 12 years as a Registered Nurse specialising in Coronary Care.
Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy with Merit 2011-2016
Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy with Distinction 2014-2016
Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling with Merit : Level 6 Qualification National Framework 2011-2014
Certificate in Transactional Analysis 2012
Continuing Professional Development
Safeguarding Adults 2015
Suicide Intervention Training 2016
Trauma conference with Bessel Van der Kolk 2016
Treating Generalised Anxiety and Panic attacks 2016
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder- A CBT approach 2015
Integrating Artwork into Counselling Practice 2017
Mindfulness workshop 2017
Attachment and Borderline personality disorder 2019
Trauma sensitive yoga workshop 2019
Sexual and Domestic violence during lockdown 2020
Ongoing training for working online with clients
BA Hons English Literature and History 2:1 University of Newcastle upon Tyne 1997-2000
Registered General Nurse Training 1984-1987
Registered / Accredited
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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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial assessment £55.00
Individual counselling sessions £55.00