Carol Westmoreland PG Dip MBACP
Are you troubled by anxiety and feel overwhelmed by the challenges of every day life? How often do you feel sad? Feeling depressed or suffer from panic attacks ? If you answered yes, practically all the time or only on the odd day, now and again, Counselling can help you to make changes in your life.
If you have experienced a bereavement and feel sad all the time talking to a Counsellor can help you make sense of why you have been feeling like this for so long. Equally divorce or relationship issues such as a break-up or an affair can feel as devastating as a bereavement, at times it feels like there is no way back and life is hopeless. Losing a canine friend or pet who has been a member of the family can have a traumatic affect on life.
Counselling offers an opportunity to discuss how you feel in a safe environment, working together to find a positive meaning in your life once more. We can discuss how to manage your feelings by learning new coping strategies.
I am a fully trained and qualified Counsellor registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am bound by its ethical framework and code of practice.
My core training is as an integrative therapist and I use a variety of approaches, from relational psychodynamic to a humanistic approach to understand how our history impacts on our every day experience of ourselves and how we relate to others. So working flexibly and adapting ways of working to integrate other theories and ideas which might help inform our work. I work on the importance of creating a warm, non judgemental relationship where you can feel safe to express and explore your thoughts and feelings.
Finding the right person to talk to can be off-putting. If I have said anything that resonates with you, give me a call or if you prefer, drop me an email. We can set up a first meeting and if that works for you we can talk about the next steps.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative and Psychotherapy Counselling Level 7
Advanced Certificate in Counselling Level 4
Skills and Theories in Counselling
I am ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) trained
Mental Health First Aid
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
My normal fees are £40 per hour
Sessions can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly to meet your needs.
Concessions for counsellors in training looking for compulsory 10 hours personal therapy.