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About me

Hi, How are you? As a counsellor I support mental health with kindness, compassion, empathy and understanding. I am based in Fleet, Hampshire which is on the borders of Hampshire and Surrey and offer face to face or online counselling.

Are you struggling with anxiety, stress, overwhelm, bereavement, depression and low mood, trauma, family difficulties, building confidence and self-esteem, long term and life limiting illness, are a carer or generally just don’t feel good about yourself?

Whether you are looking to cope with a specific mental health issue, better manage unpleasant emotions or simply want to feel better about yourself, counselling can help.

My Counselling Style

Counselling provides an opportunity for you to talk about your concerns in a confidential and safe environment. My goal as an integrative therapist is to help you develop a deeper understanding of what is happening and to support you in finding ways to manage your emotions, anxieties, relationships, trauma, anger, grief and any other concerns you bring to therapy.

Talking with a counsellor offers a cocoon, a space to vent, a sounding board, a space where it is safe to honestly sit with your emotions, cry, shout, talk, whatever you need. I will sit with you, listen and offer you a mental ‘first aid kit’ to support you. You are not alone I am here for you.

Remember your feelings do not own you, you own your feelings! Find a way to be OK with how you feel and understand why you feel the way you do, when you do.

Counselling Services

I offer face-to-face and online counselling from my counselling cabin in Fleet, Hampshire. I am a Registered Member of the BACP and work with adults and carers to support and improve mental health and emotional well-being, aiming to restore balance in life.

I have experience and work with a wide range of issues such as:

  • Anxiety Counselling
  • Anger Management
  • Stress Counselling
  • Bereavement Counselling
  • Grief and Loss
  • Depression and Low Mood Counselling
  • Bipolar disorder and ADHD
  • Support for Long term and Life Limiting Illness
  • Building Confidence and Self-esteem
  • Finding Direction and Purpose
  • Family Difficulties
  • Relationship Counselling
  • Trauma
  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia Counselling
  • Counselling for Carers
  • Cancer Counselling

Free parking is available outside the house, which is at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac with no through traffic.
Wheelchair access is available if required.

Special Interest

I have a special interest in counselling for carers, patients and family members of long term and life limiting illness such as Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Cancer.

Get Started

If you have come this far and want to get in touch to talk about what you want with counselling please call or send me an email to set up your initial session. Your initial session will be your first counselling session either online through Zoom or face-to-face.

If you are looking for a counsellor to support you, please get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualification

Below are some of the qualifications I currently hold:

  • CPCAB l4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB l3 Certificate Counselling Studies
  • Accredited Certificate 80 hour Online & Telephone Counselling 2.0
  • Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • Supporting & Counselling People Bereaved during the Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Working with Bereavement and Complex Grief
  • Treating Complex Trauma - Beyond Competency
  • Cancer awareness Course with NHS
  • Bipolar Disorder: Integrative Treatment Strategies for Lasting Recovery and Stabilization
  • Understanding and working with ADHD and/or Autistic Spectrum Traits
  • Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self-Harm
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy

Cancer Counselling Experience
For 3 years I was a volunteer Counsellor in St Luke’s Cancer Centre at the Royal Surrey Hospital in Guildford, Surrey for the Fountain Centre, an independent charity supporting patients and carers affected by cancer.  Working with Carers and Patients with life limiting illness has been and continues to be some of the most rewarding work I have done. It is an honour and a privilege to do this work.

Alzheimer's and Dementia Counselling Experience
My Mum has lived with Dementia since 2012 and I have watched her slowly disappear into a world of her own as the illness has stripped her cognitive function away piece-by-piece. All the time my Dad has been her carer and looked after her tirelessly and I have watched first hand what truly being in love means. This is one of the things that has inspired me as a counsellor to offer Alzheimer’s and Dementia Counselling. I want to support those who support others whether it be the ones they love or through the love of their job. It is hard to find a place to be safe, honest and true with your feelings as a carer. My goal is to offer you this space as your counsellor.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Cancer carer

Alzheimer's carer

Dementia Carer

Therapies offered

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

From £25.00 to £275.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

How much does it cost?

  • £25 initial session - 1 hour - Face-to-face or Online
  • £50 - 1 hour counselling session – Face-to-face or Online

Discounted block booking:

  • 6 x face-to-face or online sessions – £275.00

* The initial session charge will be deducted from your first follow up counselling session, if you choose to continue counselling with me.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I aim to be flexible and find an available time to suit you. I do not currently have weekend appointments available.

Further information

I offer face-to-face and online counselling however during the COVID pandemic, I will be following the Government advice on how to stay safe. Should this advice change (whether nationally or locally), this may result in short term changes to my practice. At all times, Government advice will supersede anything written on this page.

Full details of how I will operate to ensure optimum safety is here - https://www.carolineellisoncounselling.co.uk/covid-19/

Fleet
Hampshire
GU51

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Wheelchair access is available on request.

Online platforms

Zoom

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Caroline Ellison Dip. Couns, MBACP

Caroline Ellison Dip. Couns, MBACP