Carol McCloskey

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Bournemouth BH5 & Christchurch BH23
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is Carol and I have been a counsellor since 2005.  I work online (Zoom and Telephone) with adults who live anywhere in the UK and also offer in person counselling from a local base in Christchurch, Dorset. 

I have particular experience helping clients struggling with anxiety, stress, trauma, bereavement and loss.

Sometimes life can be difficult - whether you are dealing with the loss of a loved one, managing anxiety, feeling a sense of overwhelm that makes life a struggle or just feeling that something is 'off' -  counselling can help to support you through these times.

I offer a friendly and flexible approach, integrating different approaches to provide the support you need. Sometimes talking things over and being heard and understood is enough, and at other times some tools and techniques can be useful to help manage in the longer term.

I am an integrative counsellor - which means that I utilise different approaches to help each individual and tailor my approach to work in a way that suits you best.  My core training is in Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural therapy and I have trained in other techniques to expand my practice.

I offer a flexible approach to appointments to suit different circumstances. Some people like to have the same time each week whilst others need more flexibility to fit around family/work situations.  

As well as individual therapy, I also offer email therapy, group therapy and writing for wellbeing

About Email Therapy

Email therapy has been described as journal writing that answers back and gives time for reflection, it can be a good option for people who find writing therapeutic.

Writing for wellbeing

I am trained in Creative writing for Therapeutic practice (CWTP) which explores different writing prompts to help explore issues and a sense of self. 

Group Therapy

Working with others in similar situations can be very helpful.  If you are interested in attending a group please get in touch.  All groupwork is online via Zoom.

Free initial session

I offer an initial free 15 minute Zoom or telephone call to discuss your needs before you need to make a decision about working together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  I hold qualifications in person centred therapy and CBT. 

I have additional training in online therapy - having qualified as a Certified Cyber Therapist in 2020 with the Online Therapy Institute. I am a professional member of ACTO (Association of Counselling and Therapy Online). 

I have worked with a broad range of issues around anxiety, stress, depression, low mood, trauma, loss and bereavement.  For many years I have worked with a local Hospice specialising in grief and loss.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Free initial consultation (15 minutes Zoom call or Telephone)  to discuss your needs before you need to make a decision about working together.  

Assessment/first session £50/Sessions thereafter £60 for an hour.

Further information

I also offer online group therapy, email therapy and writing for wellbeing groups.

Bournemouth, Dorset, BH5

17 Stour Road, Wessex Health Network, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1PL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)

Key details

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