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Psychotherapist & Life Coach BA (Hons) MBACP (Accred) FCTC

About me


Each and every one of us needs support at different times in our life, reaching for support is not a weakness but a strength. If you are struggling to cope, feel low or depressed, or you simply need to talk to someone who can help you explore your thoughts and feelings, please email or call me to see if I could be the right therapist for you.

I'm an experienced Integrative BACP Accredited Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Fusion Therapeutic Life Coach, EMDR and Rewind Technique Therapist and EFT Practitioner. I work with adults and young people and have a special interest in working with clients experiencing health anxiety, generalised anxiety, depression, PTSD and panic attacks. In addition to practising privately I have extensive experience as a school therapist working in an alternative education provision supporting children and young people aged between 5-16 with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties.

Initial Session
Taking the first step to contact me might seem scary and I recognise the importance of you finding a therapist that you feel comfortable with. Therefore, I offer a no obligation initial session. This session is charged at the full fee rate.

Fast Trauma Relief

I am also qualified in using the Rewind Technique for clients with PTSD, flashbacks, anxiety and unwanted involuntary thoughts. The Rewind Technique has become internationally recognised as indispensable to treat PTSD www.iartt.com. It usually requires no more than two sessions to bring about closure for single traumas. The results are enduring - a follow up of two years showed no relapses in that period of time, it has an over 90 success rate. The Rewind Technique works with any trauma such as abuse, bullying or PTSD which results in unwanted thoughts and flashbacks. It works well for both survivors and onlookers, which makes it an ideal treatment for veterans and the services fireman, police and ambulance.

The traumatic event has entered your brain but it has not become a memory under your control. The memory of the traumatic event comes round whenever it feels like it and so is re-lived over and over again.

The Rewind will make it a memory that you can decide to visit or not.

I work with clients who:

  • Understand the need to appreciate themselves
  • Want to live a meaningful life
  • Are committed to their personal development
  • Want to be free of past trauma
  • Want to be HAPPY

Walk and Talk Therapy - On a Monday daytime would you prefer your therapy session walking around the park or along the canal instead of in a traditional setting?  We literally move while helping you to move forward.  Detailed below are the benefits we get from exposure to natural light (lux effect.)

On a twenty minute walk light travels through the retina onto the brain and has an
immediate effect on serotonin, the feel good hormone. Indoors is 50-100 lux per hour. Outdoors on an overcast day is 7-10,000 lux per hour and on a sunny day is up to an amazing and uplifting 100,000 lux.  So even on a dull, overcast day we still benefit from being outside.

Additonal Information

I work with adults and young people in my private practice based in Bishops Stortford.

I am partner and a joint clinical manager of Stortford Therapy Space in Hertfordshire.

I have three years experience working with the Helen Rollason cancer charity, counselling patients and their families

Training, qualifications & experience

BA Honours in Counselling (First Class)
BACP Accredited Diploma in Person Centred Counselling

Individual BACP Accreditation

Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Coaching - NCFE

International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy - qualified to practice the Rewind Technique

EMDR Level 4

How to do Counselling Online a Corona virus primer

Ascentis Accreditation Level 2 Cruse Awareness in Bereavement Certificate.

I completed my BA Hons in Counselling relating to "Research Methods for Counsellors, Freud & Object Relations, Counselling & Society and Counselling Research Dissertation." CONEL is one of the leading training institutions in the UK with a reputation for clinical and academic excellence and is part of Middlesex University.  It is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I am a Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP registration no: 092969) www.bacp.co.uk

Work Experience

I work in private practice with adults and young people where I offer both long and short term therapy.


I worked as a school counsellor for five years at TBAP Aspire Academy based in Harlow.  Aspire TBAP Academy is an alternative education provision for primary and secondary aged children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties

I have previous experience of working one to one as a counsellor for:

A national children's charity
A national bereavement charity &
A alcohol and drug advisory service



Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £65.00 to £85.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • AXA PPP
  • Vitality

Additional information

Face to Face: Individual Adults From £75 per session.

Face to Face Young People from  £65 per session

Low income - starting at £50.00 per session

EMDR starting at £100.00 per 75 minute session

REWIND  £85.00 per session - usually 2 sessions required for a single trauma

I accept referrals from a variety of healthcare insurance providers including AXA, Vitality Health, Cigna, Aviva and CBT Clinics.

When I work

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Daytime and evening

Further information

Important Information

I have full Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance, I also have regular supervision. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Code of Ethics for good practice.

I hold an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS) formerly known as a Criminal Bureau Check (CRB).

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Testomonials

Working with Caroline has quite literally been life changing! I went from being completely debilitated with complex PTSD and chronic fatigue, to getting back into education and even enrolling in salsa and bachata dance classes. This was something I would never have been able to do prior to the extensive work I did with Caroline. The rewind technique is the most beneficial technique I have ever come across for trauma and it got me from being too afraid to leave the house, to embracing life again.

Whether it be working with complex trauma, counselling or coaching, Caroline seamlessly and effortlessly integrates her wisdom and extensive skill set to meet you exactly where you are, and therefore you can make really big shifts relatively quickly. Working with Caroline was invaluable and I would recommend her to anyone. Thank you so much Caroline for helping me get my life back.

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I have been seeing Caroline for about 18 months and I have found her to be thoroughly professional, using a variety of techniques and suggestions which have been very helpful to me. She is also a very nice person who is also most supportive, encouraging, and praises achievements. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her

Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23

Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
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