Caroline (Lindy) Carter

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Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6PD
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About me

Therapies used

I specialize in therapy for children and young people. I use solution focused brief therapy (SFBT) where the focus is on the future goal, and not the problem, and where the child is the expert on his/her own life. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is another solution focused therapy used, which explores how problems can be solved/managed by changing the way the individual thinks and acts. Sometimes play/art therapy is appropriate, depending on the age of the young person. Complex cases might require longer term therapy or external referrals to appropriate agencies.

This counselling is intended to be a brief early intervention to help prevent young people from reaching a crisis point. Many young people benefit from having an impartial, independent  listener who can help to empower them with strategies to deal with real and everyday issues including such issues as bullying, friendship challenges, academic concerns, family issues, lack of confidence, anxiety, depression, stress, self harm , low mood,  low self esteem, eating disorders, school transitions.

Sessions are confidential. The only exception is if there is a risk of harm, where safeguarding procedures are followed.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Bsc (Hons) from Aston University, and a Master's degree in counselling from Amberton University (TX USA), and am a qualified school counsellor.

I was a teacher for over 10 years before transitioning into counselling. I have worked for Relate as a CYP (Children and Young Person's Counsellor) in primary, secondary and sixth form levels. I have also worked in various schools full time as part or the pastoral and well-being teams as a counsellor and mentor. I now run my own private practice specializing in work with children and young people with the specific challenges they face. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

The initial 30 minute session is free of charge, and is an information gathering session. Part of the session is with the parent/carer/guardian and the young person together and part is with the young person.

50 minute sessions thereafter are £45. These are typically face to face 1:1 sessions. Sometimes Zoom sessions are offered.

Further information

Covid protocols have been in place and can be reinstated as needed/advised by the Government.

18 Kings Road, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6PD

Type of session

In person


Caroline (Lindy) Carter
Caroline (Lindy) Carter