Carol Shields, MBACP (Reg), Dip.Therapeutic Counsellor/Psychotherapist
"People only seriously consider change when they feel accepted for exactly who they are" - Carl Rogers
You have come seeking assistance for something you may well be struggling with. This may have come about because of something specific or from a general change in mood or stress level. As a Therapist, I can help you examine and understand these issues, what your thoughts are and how they make you feel, and help you become aware of how you are behaving with yourself, with others and as a response of this issue/s or a combination of things from your past. Together we can work to bring you back to a point where your life will feel more manageable and give you the tools and strategies to help you cope better!
I'm a genuine person who gets along with lots of different people, and who can reach depths of a therapeutic nature that bring about cathartic sustainable change in a person's life. I have a bag of empathy, I'm a good listener and I will refrain from judging you, and whatever life has thrown at you, in any way.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have had 5 years experience of working as a Counsellor and I have worked with a huge range of individuals from all walks of life. I am a trained Person-Centred Therapist who believes that you are the expert on yourself, and I can provide the patience, empathy and understanding to help you work through difficult experiences. I am trained in Therapeutic Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Relationships Counselling.
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Children & Young People
Level 4 Dipolma in Couples & Relationship Counselling
Level 3 Diploma & Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2 Certificate Counselling Skills Level 2 Mental Health Awareness Breathworks training in Mindfulness for Stress
And further training in:- Attachment Theory, Psychopharmacology,
Working with Childhood Trauma & Abuse, Suicide & Self Harm, Autism, Loss & Bereavement, Eye Movement Desenitisation & Reprocessing
I update my knowledge on a regular basis via training, workshops, podcasts and webinars, according to the professional membership requirements of the BACP Ethical Framework.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
We can have an intial appointment, and if you are happy to continue beyond our first session, we can set up weekly sessions, at the same time each week.
I am based in Oswestry, I am seeing people face-to-face or online. I have a room that we can be socially-distanced and parking is available outside.