Caroline de Lacy. RGN, Fd. Degree Counselling, Individual Member BACP, MNCS
My name is Caroline and I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor. I have a wealth of experience of over 25 years in the health care profession and an understanding that life can be difficult and challenging at times. I specialise in bereavement, loss, grief, anxiety and depression.
What is Counselling:
Counselling is an umbrella term for talking therapies where you can be supported with Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Abuse, Phobias, Relationships, Grief and many other problems which all come with their own difficulties. I aim to help you to find coping strategies and insight which has the potential for you to become your own therapist going forward with your life. I have a strong ethical emphasis in my work and adhere to BACP ethical guidelines. My goal for you is to help you to achieve your goals, devise treatment plans together and to help you to arrive at a point that you can manage your life better.
The First Session:
The first session be an assessment where we can get to know each other. It will be like gathering pieces of a jigsaw to get a picture of what your presenting issues are, what brings you to counselling and what your goals for therapy are. We will then develop a plan of how we can work together is future sessions
Being an integrative counsellor means that I will work with Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic approaches to therapy depending on which model suits your presenting issues and needs.
Person centred is a humanistic approach to help you to reach your full potential and fulfilment, to assist you to be open to experiences in an empathic, warm and trusting environment with you at the centre of the therapy.
CBT therapy helps you to understand how your thoughts effect how you behave and feel. This approach will help you to challenge these thoughts to a more balanced view and commonly used for depression and anxiety.
Psychodynamic therapy helps you to gain insight into the origins of your problems and to help you to cope with current issues and problems
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Counselling
- Foundation Degree in Counselling at University of Ulster
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Level 5
- Registered General Nurse. Trained in Adelaide Hospital in Dublin
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per Hour
There are several car parks in Banbridge very close to my office. There is also street packing right outside the building for evenings.
Please let me know if you have any difficulties with stairs prior to your first appointment.