L. Caroline Charles BSc (Hons), UKCP reg psychotherapeutic counsellor, BACP
07949 094 792
Experience has taught me that 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 that you will not only understand and learn to cope with your symptoms but feel that you have been understood in the context of your history, gender, ability, sexuality and culture. I believe that often when we are confused, counselling/psychotherapy can provide us with the insight and skills that we need to make a lasting change.
My areas of interest are supporting men and women who are experiencing difficulties with OCD, anxiety (social, panic or generalised), depression and low mood, disordered eating, addiction and trauma.
After our initial contact by phone or email, we can then meet for a face to face consultation (or over the phone for 'telephone counselling') 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 fee is £45.00 per (telephone or face to face) session or there is the option to buy a block of sessions with a discount.
I offer a professional, respectful and confidential service face to face or over the phone.
I work from a comfortable modern practice in central Ipswich, IP1 2QA and should you arrive early for your consultation/session there is a waiting area with refreshments. There is parking nearby and good links with public transport. For a wheelchair user or those with mobility impairments, there is lift access to the first-floor counselling room. My counselling practice is within easy reach of Woodbridge, Felixstowe, Stowmarket and Colchester.
I work with men and women from age eighteen to elders and I am LGBTQIA supportive.
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Training, qualifications & experience
I work/have worked in a voluntary and paid capacity within adult counselling services, including, Lighthouse Women’s Aid, Mentis Tree / Acorn (IAPT Contract), University of Suffolk (Student Services), NHS (IAPT).
Recently began a Post Graduate Certificate in low-intensity evidence-based CBT for anxiety, depression and low mood with the University of East Anglia
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Integrative Counselling
Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling
Diploma Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
I am a registered member of the BACP (No. 247020) and UKCP (No. 2011163780) I adhere to their codes of ethics. My registered name is Lesley Caroline Charles.
Counselling training completed with Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy and awarded by Middlesex University. I am committed to Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for best practice and development of my professional skills and knowledge.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
My fee is £45.00 per session or there is the option to buy a block of sessions with a discount.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
FRIDAY & SATURDAY SESSIONS
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|