Caroline Fitzsimons MBACP
My name is Caroline and I am a fully qualified counsellor currently working remotely and I am committed to providing counselling and therapy in a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental environment. Counselling can take place at your convenience over any remote platform providing you have a safe, confidential, quiet space to work from.
I am an integrative counsellor, which means that I have been trained in different modalities. This allows me to draw on different theories when I work with clients, as no two people are the same. The main theories I work with are Person-Centred or 'humanistic' approach which allows me to look holistically at any problems that you may be facing in the here and now. I also use the Psychodynamic approach which looks at issues from your past that may be having a significant impact on how you are living your life today. I may also use other approaches like Cognitive Behaviour Therapy or 'CBT’ if I think it could help be beneficial. Using different counselling theories allows me to tailor my counselling to suit the individual needs of each client. Working integratively allows me to help clients have a better understanding of themselves and their behaviour and a newfound self-awareness. This in turn enables the clients to make any changes they feel are necessary when they are ready.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a counsellor, I have a lot of experience both personally and professionally dealing with Autism, ADHD, Tourettes, and other disabilities. I have worked for many years with students on the Autistic Spectrum and am fully aware of the challenges and difficulties that these special young people can face. I also have experience of dealing with members of the LGBTQ+ community and am very aware of the struggles and dilemmas that they may be experiencing, as I have volunteered for an LGBTQ+ charity as part of my training. I offer a free 30 minute trial session to new clients and also offer a discounted rate to anyone with a disability and close family members, staff working for the NHS, keyworkers and members of the teaching profession. (Please contact me for further details).
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Online Telephone and Remote Therapy Course
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial 30 minute consultation free
Remote sessions £40
I also offer discounted rates for people with disabilities and their family members, NHS employees, Keyworkers and members of the teaching profession. Please contact me for details.
Concessions offered for
I am available for appointments after 5pm.
I offer a free initial 30 minute session, so please feel free to reach out and contact me via phone or by email, discounted rates are available.