Caroline Armstrong, MBACP (Accredited) - Counselling, Supervision, Mindfulness
Hi, I'm Caroline, and I've worked as a counsellor for almost 20 years, sometimes helping people with things they can change like life direction and sometimes with their outlook on things that can't. All that you need to bring is a willingness to try things out so they can be different.
What to expect when working with me:
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 we continue, counselling usually works best with regular weekly meetings. However we can 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:
A client once told me recently that if they'd known what a difference counselling could make, they would have come years ago! The fears, the nerves, the dark clouds - they don't have to be there. So if you'd like things to change for the better, give me a call. Understanding what you are going through is more important than the tools we use.
For further details on what to expect, please contact me today to discuss.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been running my private counselling practice since 2000, 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 also been in the NHS, a higher education college, employee assistance programmes, and community counselling organisations. I also worked as a staff counsellor in a college for 5 years, and within Talking Therapies for people with anxiety and depression.
Prior to this, 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 work with adults from 18 years old upwards, and I am also a Mindfulness teacher. I love learning and continue to develop my skills and knowledge via ongoing study and courses each year.
- 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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Life limiting illness
Photos & videos
At present I primarily offer one to one sessions for individuals:
- £50 per 50 minute session
At certain times of year I also run group taster sessions, workshops, retreat days and 8 week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses. I also co-host a monthly mindfulness evening at Witherdens Hall, Wingham. Please see my website for further details on this.
I work in the village of Adisham, within easy reach of Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone, Ash, Sandwich and most of East Kent by car. Road parking is easy, and there is a train station within the village for those willing to undertake a 15 minute walk. Adisham station is on the train line between Dover and Canterbury.
"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.
"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|