Carol Steere BA Hons, Dip Humanistic Couns, MBACP
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.
As a person-centred counsellor, this form of counselling respects you and your experiences as unique. I work from a dedicated, stand alone, space specially created to provide privacy and comfort. The route to well-being is aided by insight and awareness gained through a therapeutic relationship based on trust, honesty, non-judgement and acceptance.
Working together, our counselling sessions can offer 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. Perhaps counselling appears a daunting prospect; you may think you have to commit to weeks, months or years of costly sessions. However, I would encourage you to give at least one session a try because it could be all you require, or you may consider you need to explore things more deeply. There are no set rules to an individual's therapy requirements. That is for you to determine with my help and support.
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. 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.
If you would like to find out more or to book a session, please do get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am 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.
- Diploma/Hons Degree Humanistic Counselling
- Enhanced DBS
Previous work experience:
- Support worker for young adults
- Carer for vulnerable adults
- Experience of working with Dementia sufferers
- Advocacy role
- Campaigner for equal opportunities
Experience of working with victims of:
- sexual abuse
- physical and emotional abuse
- relationship problems
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- 1 hour individual sessions £40
- 1 hour couples sessions £60
- Limited spaces available for low-income individuals £30 (please ask!)
'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.
Easy access from A27 by car. Parking on site.