Carol Steere. Dip Humanistic Counselling MBACP
Counselling may be a daunting and mysterious prospect for a lot of people therefore I offer a free half hour session (no obligation to continue) for new clients to briefly explore how counselling may be of benefit. I work as a Person-centred counsellor, fundamentally this form of counselling respects you and your experiences as unique. The philosophy, simply put, is that the route to well-being is aided by insight and awareness gained through a therapeutic relationship based on trust, honesty, non-judgement and acceptance.
My background: I am fundamentally a 'people' person and followed a career in public service. Through various roles I have acted as: support, advocate and campaigner for individuals and special interest groups at Government policy level (that spans 30 years). This path led me to the training in Humanistic Counselling where I learned much about myself in the process.
Life has thrown me many challenges, some I have coped with well and some not so well! It has been through the tough times that the support of trusted relationships has been the key to helping me through.
Although family, close friends and colleagues can offer valuable support sometimes these very relationships can be the barriers to exploring honestly and openly just what we may be thinking or experiencing.
Counselling can offer you a different kind of relationship to explore the things that may be causing you concern whether it be: anxiety, depression, relationship problems, stress or any other issue.
What my clients say:
'Of all the counsellors I've seen ( and there are a few) you have been the one who has helped and encouraged me to click my thoughts, feelings and actions into place' (Rebecca).
I work from a dedicated, stand alone, space specially created to provide privacy and comfort.
(Easy access from A27 by car. Parking on site)
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling.
Previous work experience:
Support worker for young adults
Carer for vulnerable adults
Experience of working with Dementia sufferers
Campaigner for equal opportunities
Experience of working with victims of:
* sexual abuse
* physical and emotional abuse
* relationship problems
Areas of counselling I deal with
Free, no-obligation, half hour introduction session.
1 hour (individual) Sessions £40.
(couples) Sessions £60.
limited spaces available for low-income individuals (£25) please ask!
My philosophy is simple: As human beings we all deserve to be respected and valued. Whatever our upbringing each of us experience challenge of some sort in our lifetime and our experiences are unique. Accepting we may need support to be able to understand ourselves better and manage the difficult times can be the first step back to wellbeing. The second is reaching out...
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays: Daytime and Evening Weekend: Saturday Morning
Types of client