Caroline Brown, Reg. MBACP, Counselling individuals and Couples
07885329737 / 07885 329737
Hello, thank you for visiting my profile page. I am a qualified counsellor with seven years' experience in private counselling and registered with B.A.C.P. I offer one-to-one support to people and with couples who want to improve their relationship.
At times of personal difficulty, people need to feel understood by someone who won't judge them or try to make their decisions for them. When you feel that there is no one to speak to who will completely understand how you feel that can cause feelings of loneliness and depression.
I take a genuine interest in my clients as individuals which allows me to give back to them a meaningful support, relevant to them. As a person-centred counsellor, I believe that understanding my client's world as far as possible is the first step in supporting him. Along with that, we explore what might be helpful to support him (or her) through the issues he is facing. In times of low-mood, anxiety or confusion it is often difficult to see a clear path ahead and that is where counselling helps. People have personal resilience and resources which they may have forgotten - or be unaware of - which can be rediscovered.
The world is busy. Allowing yourself the time and space to talk about your life will help you on a journey toward a more peaceful connection with the world and other people.
I offer one to one support with wide-ranging issues, including:
* Low mood,
* Anger management,
* Hoarding disorder,
* Restlessness and uncertainty,
* Family relationships,
* Obsessions and compulsive behaviour,
* Grief and loss.
It is rare to find a relationship that has never had problems. Relationship difficulties -whether 'rough patches' or on-going - are normal and can be handled with honesty and compassion. Even something devastating, like an affair, does not have to mean the end for you and your partner if you still want a life together.
Having relationship counselling does not mean your relationship is in trouble. It might just signal that some kind of change is needed, possibly a change in your and your partner's understanding of each other's reactions. When we keep coming up against the same problem it is not 'the end' but a sign that a shift is needed. Whether yours is a new relationship or a long-term one, by looking at repeated patterns, unhelpful habits and difficult issues I can support you and your partner in finding ways to understand each other and communicate more openly.
If you don't quite feel ready to make an appointment yet, there are many helpful articles on this site that can help you with what's happening for you at the moment.
"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.
Caroline Brown, Reg. Member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
Training, qualifications & experience
How I work:
I work by supporting my clients in returning well-being to their lives through listening, understanding and exploring. Research in psychology continues to prove that as human beings there are essential things we need for survival and wellbeing. These needs have to be met, either wholly or partly, to give life meaning and value.
In my training, I learned about why we think and act in the ways we do as human beings. My practice is based on respected psychological theories and ideas to help my clients become unstuck and able to live life with greater self-knowledge and confidence.
Human beings are a complex mix of needs, some of which are basic and others more complex but all necessary for well-being. When our needs aren't met we can feel unsettled and find ourselves angry, anxious or depressed.
Certificate in Person-Centred 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)
BA Hons Degree, London University (1985)
Private Practitioner 2011 - present;
Volunteer counsellor at Lincoln YMCA 2011-2012;
CPD workshops and events:
- Certificate in emotional eating behaviours
- Eating Disorders
- Dissociated Identity Disorder
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and ME
- Low self-esteem
- Increasing Self-Confidence
- suicide prevention
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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.
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Guide to Fees:
I offer concessions to people on a lower-wage or unemployed.
Individual Consultation up to 45 minutes: Free
Individual session (1 hour): £30
Couples Consultation: £25
Couples session (1 hour): £45
The consultation lasts approximately 30 - 45 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. I will let you know if I can help you and explain how I work. If you wish to have a longer appointment on our first meeting this can be arranged but please note that this will be chargeable at standard session rate (see Guide to Fees).
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
9.30am - 8.00pm Weekdays and Saturdays on request.
Types of client