Caroline Brown, Reg. MBACP, Individuals and Couples
I am delighted to have reopened for face to face work after lockdown. I offer individual and couples counselling from my home in Skellingthorpe in a safe and comfortable place to explore in confidence things that are troubling you or to gain deeper self-awareness. I offer face to face* and video-link sessions. *In order to reduce the possibility of Covid risk I see no more than 3 clients per day face-to-face. A distance of 2 metres is kept and the room is disinfected and aired between appointments.
Having time to slow down and reflect on what is going on in your inner world - with your thoughts and feelings - is important for wellbeing. Often we don't give that time to ourselves. Having counselling allows you this space, to reflect where life is taking you and explore the opportunities, challenges and problems. After a time things will look and feel different and your confidence to cope will increase.
I support clients dealing with distressing feelings such as anxiety, depression, grief, burn-out, suicidal thoughts, low self-esteem and compulsive behaviour patterns including addictions and self-destructive behaviour cycles.
Counselling is valuable in gaining a clearer understanding of the self and what makes us tick. With this awareness life becomes easier and our choices make more sense to us.
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 consultation to give them the opportunity to meet me before deciding if they want to work with me.
The initial 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).
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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 Registered(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.
Individual Consultation up to 45 minutes: Free
Individual session (1 hour): £32 (Discounts can be offered to students, unemployed or low-wage earners)
Email counselling: £10 per email, up to 3 a week.
Couples Consultation: £35
Couples session (1 hour): £45