Carole Traole MBACP
As a Humanistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist, my core belief is that we, human beings, are basically healthy. However, as we go through life, we often develop patterns of thoughts, behaviours and emotions that no longer serve us as well as we would like.
I provide an open, safe and supportive space that recognises that the relationship between me and you, my client, is significant in creating conditions for growth. I work holistically with you as you are present. Together, with practice and awareness, we collaboratively explore your unhelpful patterns with the aim of developing new, more beneficial ways of being. In this way, I intend to support you in taking charge of shaping your own life and reaching your full human potential.
In my work, I draw on a variety of humanistic models, including Gestalt (working with awareness) and Formative Psychology (how we shape our experience). I also use the intuitive ideas of Beyond Chocolate when working with clients with an eating disorder.
I am also an experienced Chartered Physiotherapist and Movment Specialist (Pilates, Gyrotonic, Gyrokinesis, Feldenkrais) and often draw on these experiences when working as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, particularly when exploring the links between the physical, psychological and emotional elements of a specific issue, for example anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, depression or grief.
I am bilingual and offer sessions in English and French.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have undertaken extensive training in Humanistic Psychotherapy at Spectrum (Centre for Humanistic Psychology and Member of the UKCP) since 2009 and am continuing to develop my skills by attending the continuous professional development programme at Spectrum. I am also working as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist for the NHS.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
£75 per 50 minute session. Concessions are available.
Some of the issues I work with include:
Eating Disorders (I use the intuitive eating model of Beyond Chocolate)
Loss and Bereavement
Relationship and Family issues
Self-Esteem and Body Image
Work and Career issues
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Week days and weekends available on request.
Types of client