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.
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 an appointment which suits you best.
I have more than 15 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 a registered 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)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
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.
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.
When I work
I am available PM Tuesday, Friday and weekday evenings on request