Caroline Ellison Dip. Cons, MBACP
I believe kindness, compassion and understanding are the cornerstones of life and as an integrative therapist will work collaboratively with you providing a safe, confidential space to talk, aiming to restore balance in life.
I work with adults and carers to support and improve their mental health and well-being, offering a welcoming, confidential counsellor service in Fleet, Hampshire. I work from a purpose built consulting room in my garden, separate from my home, to ensure that we have a confidential space for both online counselling and face-to-face counselling.
Free parking is available outside my house and I have a ramp for wheelchair access if required.
Counselling areas include (but not limited to):
- Grief and Loss
- Depression and Low Mood
- Building Confidence and Self-esteem
- Finding Direction and Purpose
- Family Difficulties
- Counselling for Carers
- Support for Long term and Life Limiting Illness
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 an initial session. Your initial session is your first counselling session where we meet either online through Zoom or face-to-face and you will talk about what you want from counselling. If you are happy to continue we will arrange how often you want to come to counselling, for example, weekly or fortnightly and book your second session.
Training, qualifications & experience
Since July 2018 I have been a volunteer counsellor at The Fountain Centre, a charity supporting patients and carers affected by cancer. Anxiety, stress, overwhelm, grief, loss 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.
My personal experience is my Mum. 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 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. 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?
- £25 for the initial session
- £50 for a 1 hour counselling session – Face-to-face
- £45 for a 1 hour counselling session – Online
Discounted block booking:
- 6 face-to-face sessions – £270.00
- 6 online sessions – £245.00
I have resumed face-to-face 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/