Caroline Brown Adv. Dip. MBACP, Crest Counselling
Hello, I am a qualified, experienced practitioner offering both one-to-one and couples counselling. When life feels hard, having the time to slow down and reflect on what's going on is essential for wellbeing. I offer a calm, comfortable, safe space to explore things in your life that are causing you emotional pain or struggle. Making time to sit for a while with our inner world - with our thoughts and feelings - is very important and we rarely give ourselves this valuable space, focusing instead on what is going on in the world around us. Counselling provides such a space to reflect on feelings of stress, turmoil or overwhelm. We explore the challenges and opportunities that are always there, behind the clouds, and grow in self-awareness. After a time things will look and feel different and your confidence to cope will grow.
I support clients dealing with feelings such as anxiety, depression, grief, exhaustion, suicidal thoughts, low self-esteem and compulsive/obsessional behaviour including addictions and self-limiting habits.
Counselling is valuable in gaining a clearer understanding of self and what is really going on in our mind and heart. With this awareness life becomes easier and our choices make more sense.
I am an experienced Couples Therapist and can support you with your partner through relationship difficulties.
My practice is open to adults over 18 years and welcomes diverse nationalities, ethnicities, beliefs and genders. I understand that coming to see someone you have never met can be daunting. With professional knowledge and personal experience I give my best to make the experience a positive one for every client.
I offer new clients a 40 minute free consultation to give the opportunity to meet me before deciding if they want to work with me. Please scroll down for my session fee guide.
The initial consultation lasts approximately 40 minutes and is an opportunity for us to meet with no obligation on you to arrange further sessions. It gives you the chance to see if you would like to work with me and to ask me any questions you have about counselling and for me to make sure i have the appropriate skill level to support you. If you would like a longer appointment on our first meeting this can be arranged and is chargeable pro rata at my standard session rate (see Guide to Fees).
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Previous clients feedback:
"Caroline helped me through a difficult, stressful few months after moving to Lincoln. She was very understanding and easy to talk to. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs help with stress and depression or any other emotional problems." - Chris, Lincoln.
"Having counselling helped me understand my partner better and why we kept having the same kind of problems. I am much happier in my relationship and would recommend couple counselling to anyone." - Sue, Lincoln.
".. following the sessions we now have a greater understanding of each other... the sessions with Caroline have been the key to enjoy being with each other again." - Anon. Lincoln
Training, qualifications & experience
- Private Practitioner 2011 - present;
- Volunteer counsellor at Lincoln YMCA 2011-2012;
- Couples counsellor
- Certificate in Person-Centered Couple Counselling awarded by Counselling Works (2018)
- Diploma in Couples Counselling awarded by the Couples Counselling Network (2013)
- AQA Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 (2011)
- AQA Advanced Certificate and Diploma in Counselling (2011)
- BACP Registration Certificate (2014)
- BA Hons Degree, London University (1985)
- Trauma Recovery
- Certificate in emotional eating behaviour
- Eating Disorders
- Dissociated Identity Disorder
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and ME
- Low self-esteem
- Increasing Self-Confidence
- Suicide prevention
- ASIST trained
As a registered member of the BACP, their professional ethics and values underlie my practice. These include respect for the client, client safety, emotional wellbeing, nurturing self-esteem, and adherence to regular supervision with an experienced, accredited supervisor.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
People who have suffered abuse or neglect in childhood can often develop severe anxiety or anger issues in adult life. Symptoms of this can be difficult to live with for their family and close friends. I am happy to see you if you are struggling to live with someone in your family who lives in the aftermath of trauma.
Concessions offered for
Guide to Fees:
Individual sessions (55 minutes): £30
Concessional rates are offered to students, unemployed or those on a lower income.
Couples Consultation: £30
Couples session (1 hour): £35
10.00am - 8.00pm Weekdays. Saturdays mornings on request.