Hello, my name is Caroline Ellison and I am a counsellor in Fleet, Hampshire which is on the borders of Hampshire and Surrey.
Are you struggling with anxiety, bereavement, low mood, irritability, being overwhelmed, relationship challenges 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 help is available.
What is Counselling?
Counselling provides an opportunity for you to talk about your concerns in a confidential and safe environment. By talking through your concerns, you will deepen your understanding of what is happening and develop alternate ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. My goal as an integrative therapist is to help you develop these skills, and to uncover your unique and innate abilities to successfully manage your emotions, relationships and concerns.
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.
I offer face-to-face and online counselling from my counselling cabin in Fleet, Hampshire. I am a qualified Member of the BACP and work with adults and carers to support and improve their 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
- Stress Counselling
- Bereavement Counselling
- Grief and Loss
- Depression and Low Mood Counselling
- Support for Long term and Life Limiting Illness
- Building Confidence and Self-esteem
- Finding Direction and Purpose
- Family Difficulties
- Relationship Counselling
- 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.
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.
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 FREE 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
Cancer Counselling Experience
For the last couple of years I have been volunteering at the Fountain Centre, an independent charity supporting patients and carers affected by cancer based within St Luke’s Cancer Centre at the Royal Surrey Hospital in Guildford, Surrey. Anxiety, depression and bereavement are just some of the areas I work with Fountain Centre clients. Working with Carers and Patients with life limiting illness has been and continues to be some of the most rewarding work I have ever done. It is an honour and a privilege to do this work.
Alzheimer's and Dementia Counselling Experience
My personal experience is my Mum. 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.
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling awarded by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (https://www.cpcab.co.uk/).
- My counselling is carried out under the guidelines of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Ethical Framework for Good Practice, which underpin the work I do. The code of ethics can be found on the BACP website (www.bacp.co.uk).
- I am fully insured and go to regular supervision sessions with a qualified supervisor.
- I have a full DBS certificate.
- I complete a minimum of 32 hours of CPD, (continued professional development) each year to keep my professional skills up to date.
CPD I have recently completed:
- Supporting & Counselling People Bereaved during the Covid-19 Pandemic
- 80 hour Online and Telephone Counselling 2.0.
- Working with Bereavement and Complex Grief
- Cancer awareness Course
- Concepts of Bereavement
- Trauma and Trauma Treatment
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
How much does it cost?
- FREE initial session
- £45 for a 1 hour counselling session – Face-to-face or Online
Discounted block booking:
- 6 x face-to-face or online sessions – £245.00
Concessions offered for
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/