My name is Carol and I am a Person-centred Counsellor who can work alongside you in a safe, confidential space and time, for people who are experiencing difficulties or uncertainties in their lives. I work in a central location in Skene Street, Aberdeen in a calm, peaceful therapeutic room where you can feel heard and understood.
Please do email me with your name and telephone contact details – (mobile or landline) if there is anything you’d like to know and I will call you and we can arrange a face-to face appointment which suits you best. First session cost gives 25% discount at £30 to see how you feel and sessions thereafter are £40 each session.
I have more than 12 years paid experience of working in various Voluntary Counselling Agencies in Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire and feel I am a down to earth, people person who can make people feel at ease. I offer a safe and confidential setting where we can explore difficult life events and feelings which sometimes leave us lost and unsure of how to cope. It can be helpful to talk with someone who is not emotionally involved to the same extent as family or friends. We can work together to reach a point where you feel heard and understood and this may then enable you to find the strength and resilience to know what you want to do. This may help you to create healthier relationships with others, understanding yourself better and allow change to take place in the future. The aim in our relationship is for you to lead the way at your own pace and content of our sessions. I am an individual member of British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy which is the UK’s regulatory governing body for safe practice. I am also a member of COSCA Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate diploma in Person-centred Counselling, University of Aberdeen.
- COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate, Modules 1 – 4, University of Aberdeen
- Certificate in Counselling Skills & Motivational Enhancement, Alcohol Focus Scotland
- BA Social Studies, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
I have had paid posts in various Voluntary Sector Agencies in Aberdeen. My inspiration for Person-centred counselling came from my post at AACS Aberdeen Alcohol & Advisory Counselling Service and voluntary placement at a Counselling Agency in Aberdeen.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
A counselling session lasts for 50 minutes. There is a 25% discount for the first session, costing £30. This is so that you gauge how you feel and sessions thereafter are £40 each session.
There is no minimum or maximum number of sessions and block bookings can be discussed as required.