Caroline Charles

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BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling UKCP Registered
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Ipswich, IP4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Neurodiverse, GSRD, Body, Non-Traditional Relationships (CNM, ENM, Polyamory) Trained Therapist.

UKCP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and BABCP Provisionally Registered CBT Therapist. 
www.authentichuman-counselling.com

I believe a welcoming, safe, and supportive therapeutic environment is the key to emotional healing and personal growth. Working together, we will make sense of whatever has become a problem for you in the 'here and now' or enduring issues with their roots in the past. My hope is you will not only gain clarity and insight but know you have been understood in the context of your history, gender, sexuality, and culture. I believe often when we are faced with fears linked to uncertainty, uncontrollability, and unpredictability or feeling hopeless about the future, counselling  can support us in making a lasting change.

I have experience with supporting people with anxiety, depression, and low mood.

After our initial contact by video, phone, or email to further discuss your requirements and to get a sense of how we might work together. Clients usually attend regular weekly fifty-minute sessions, arrangements can be either short or long-term, and there will be progress reviews with either option. My practice hours are Weekdays and Saturdays 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. In-person sessions postponed:

The GDPR includes the following rights for individuals:-

the right to be informed; the right of access; the right to rectification; the right to erasure; the right to restrict processing; the right to data portability; the right to object; and the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling

Training, qualifications & experience

I have trained within adult counselling services to include the University of Suffolk, Lighthouse Women’s Aid and Mentis Tree / Acorn. I was employed as a sessional Integrative Counsellor for the University of Suffolk and my current role is an NHS High-Intensity CBT Therapist.

Continued Professional Development:

ADHD - moving beyond medication; Polyamorous Choice; PTSD; Complex PTSD; Body Dysmorphia 

CURRENT TRAINING:

ADHD Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP) Certification Course: Strength-based Interventions to Thrive with ADHD from Childhood to Adulthood

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Integrative Counselling

Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling

Diploma Integrative Counselling

Certificate in Counselling Skills

Postgraduate Certificate in low-intensity evidence-based CBT

Postgraduate Diploma in high-intensity evidence-based CBT (Level 7)

I am a registered member of the UKCP and Provisionally Registered BABP CBT Therapist and adhere to their codes of ethics. My registered name is Lesley Caroline Charles.

Integrative counselling training completed with Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy and awarded by Middlesex University, and a postgraduate certificate in low-intensity CBT and Postgraduate Dip. in High-Intensity CBT completed with the University of East Anglia. I am committed to Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for best practice and the development of my professional skills and knowledge.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP
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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Our initial conversation(s) by email, phone or Zoom is free of charge (up to twenty minutes). I offer concessions for those who are experiencing financial difficulties, low-waged, senior citizens, and students, please ask.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

All sessions are currently done via video platform.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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