Caroline Armstrong, MBACP (Accredited) - Counselling, Supervision, Mindfulness
Sometimes it isn't any one thing that keeps us up at night, but several - perhaps worries about an adult child, a health issue, a situation at work or parents becoming frailer. You may even feel frustrated because you're used to coping with things. If you'd like things to change for the better, give me a call.
I've worked as a counsellor for a long time, sometimes helping people with things they can change like life direction and sometimes with their outlook on things that can't . The common denominator is how optimistic the majority feel by the time we've finished. I'd like to offer that to you too.
What I offer
I work with adults and couples. I describe below how we set up an initial meeting. If we continue, counselling usually works best with regular weekly meetings. We'd discuss how many once I know more about your situation.
You are unique, so together we will tailor our approach according to what's most likely to be helpful to you. I have a lot of different skills and experiences to call on. This could include:
Understanding what you are going through is more important than the tools we might use.
I trained as a counsellor over 15 years ago, became a supervisor of other counsellors in 2005, and I am accredited with the BACP. I have worked with people from all sorts of backgrounds and walks of life. This has been in private practice, the NHS, a higher education college, employee assistance programmes, and specific counselling organisations.
I am also a Mindfulness teacher. Please see my website for mindfulness specific events and activities, including the 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course.
What to expect at our first session
Prior to our first session we will have a free telephone call lasting approximately 15-20 minutes. The aim is to get a flavour of your reasons for seeking counselling, and for me to check out that I can help you. All being well, we would arrange a first visit during that call. If applying as a couple, each person would be rung independently.
For further details on what to expect, please visit my website or contact me today.
"Caroline has always created a safe space for me to share my thoughts and feelings. I feel stronger and more able to deal with future challenges." A satisfied client.
Training, qualifications & experience
I worked for 8 years as an Oncology Counsellor at a London teaching hospital until I moved to the Canterbury area in 2015. This involved seeing a wide range of people for one to one counselling, as well as bedside support. The post also included training, staff debriefing sessions, supervision of other professionals, and involvement in strategic policy development.
I also worked as a staff counsellor in a college for 5 years, and within psychological services provided by GPs.
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling (The Psychosynthesis & Education Trust) - 2001
Accredited Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) since 2002
Diploma in Integrative Supervision within the Caring Professions (The Minster Centre) - 2006
Level 1 Training to Teach Mindfulness-based Courses (The Centre for Mindfulness Research & Practice, Bangor University) - 2014
I love learning and continue to develop my skills and knowledge via ongoing study and courses each year.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life limiting illness
£50 per 50 minute session
£75 per 75 minute session
"When I first came I was very scared and the counselling room was my safe haven. Now I can walk out of that door and I'm still safe." - A satisfied client
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime Mondays to Thursdays. Some evening availability - please contact for details.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|