Carol Carrington Psychotherapist and Counsellor
Hello I'm Carol.
At this present time there is no option for face to face counselling. I can offer online or telephone therapy sessions. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss options.
Registered Member of UKCP and BACP.
I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Therapeutic Counsellor with several years experience.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 work with adults from aged 18 years onward and I am based in a central location of Newcastle.
I am a sincere person with a warm, contemplative and sensitive manner. My genuine and honest approach is focused on providing a confidential, non-judgemental environment where a person can feel valued and respected whilst discussing issues with which they 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 integrity, communicating on an equal level, whilst acknowledging a person's right to benefit from professional knowledge and competence of a high standard.
I look forward to meeting you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my training over 6 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 experience working for the NHS in a GP surgery for 5 years and a charity for Women's Health dealing with many issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, historical trauma, domestic abuse, anger and relationship issues.
My background includes 12 years as a Registered Nurse in an NHS setting.
Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Transactional Analysis
BA Hons English Literature and History- University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Registered General Nurse Training
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial assessment £50.00
Individual counselling sessions £50.00