Caroline Foster

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MBACP Accr PNCPS Accr AccCS.CP Psychotherapy & Supervision
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Derby, Derbyshire, DE21 5DS
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About me

“Evening Caroline   I'm in the nuffield after having my hip op
You got me there  how good are you 
Also [physio] as been brill
It was you who referred me to her 
Thanks so much for all your good work and effort 
If you have a Web site you can put me on”


A Uniquely Holistic Approach

Our Psychological well-being is directly connected to our physical well-being and our habitual behaviours.  That’s why  Psychotherapy with Health Coaching is a great combination for you as a client.  With that in mind you will find my Holistic approach to your sense of mental and physical well-being offers you an opportunity to understand your health and offer you the best chance of limiting your need for medical intervention.

General Information

Face to face consultations have resumed, together with extending telephone and Skype therapy to those who cannot meet face to face. 

TELEPHONE ENQUIRIES: Please be sure to leave a telephone number to return your call to as sometimes the call is not automatically logged. If you have called me and not had a reply within 24hrs please call again it is likely I am unable to reach you for reasons beyond my control. With thanks.

Welcome to my page where I hope you will find at least some questions answered, but if, after reading my profile you have further questions, please telephone me on 07790478311 for a free of charge and free of obligation discussion, or contact me by email through this site.

About me
I am an experienced, trauma informed BUPA, Aviva and AXA Health recognised, and BACP and NCPS Accredited Practitioner in Psychotherapy and Accredited Clinical Supervision (Advanced), and Hypnotherapy.  Having trained at London’s top College of Naturopathic Medicine, I have combined Health Coaching and Gut Health into my practice to give you the best opportunity.  My Clients continue to find peace, hope, confidence, assertiveness, truth and a brighter future through working through discovery to recovery. At the heart of my therapy is the safety and security of the therapeutic relationship between you, as an emerging identity, and myself as the therapist.

We can often find ourselves with anxiety about life and that Therapy may bring some difficult subjects to the surface, and through a sensitive exploration you will find yourself enabled rather than disabled, as you may have feared, as you begin to make sense of your experiences, to find value in them, and to bring a true alignment with your sense of self.  Some may think that the day to day pressures that relationships and society brings “shouldn’t” be a problem, but they can be for many of us and exploring how they relate to you, as a unique individual in the context of your experiences specifically, and gaining a clearer understanding of them in therapy, can unlock huge potential, both professionally and in personal relationships.  

Included in my clients I welcome undiagnosed, misdiagnosed or diagnostically borderline Autistic/Aspergers Spectrum (A.S.) individuals, including, for example, clients who may have compulsions previously diagnosed as addictions.

What am I able to offer my clients?

  • Building an understanding of, and resilience to your anxiety 
  • Human to human conversational therapy - face to face or via mainstream recognised online media platforms E.g. Skype, telephone or in person face to face.  No contracting to intermediary digital platform facilitators such as Teladoc Health
  • Subsidised and discounted Fees (Scroll down for further details) including Discretionary fee for those in financial hardship (limited places).
  • INCLUDED mobile phone charge facility during face to face therapy
  • Single Session Problem Solver (up to 90 minutes)for focused resolution of a suitable specific issue
  • Trauma Informed Practice
  • Ongoing Therapy for experiences that require time to reach resolution
  • Professional Health Coaching including support in making transformative changes to your experience of life, and supporting through long term medical treatment, dietary changes, well-being changes and work experience. 
  • Progressive and deep relaxations
  • Hypnotherapy for confidence and self worth
  • Enhanced DBS Check
  • BUPA, Aviva and AXA Health recognition
  • Privacy and discretion (Independent of employment and NHS records.)
  • Individually Assessed/bespoke therapy for all including high profile clients
  • A peaceful, relaxed and comfortable consulting room, with gentle lighting.
  • Professional Personal Accreditation and Registration.
  • Face to Face, Skype and Telephone Consultations.
  • Consultations can include visual and material aids to coach and challenge existing perceptions to relieve distress and enable understanding and growth.
  • Daily appointments 7.30am-7.30pm.
  • I can also give assistance in filing Powers of Attorney.

As a qualified hypnotherapist too, my clients can benefit from empowerment, relaxation and pain management as a stand-alone treatment, or as part of an ongoing therapeutic process.

If you would like to find out more, discuss your hopes and find out how best I can help you, please call me direct on 07790478311 Or email me through this site. You can also find more information and video footage on my facebook page.

What kind of therapy do I offer?
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist, working with my clients to actively and empathically understand the issues affecting them, including their existing environment and its impact, and help them to find their confidence and freedom. Integrative psychotherapy allows for unparalleled flexibility in approach. It offers the opportunity for communication between myself and you to be opened up in a conversational way that can help you to gain understanding and acceptance as you move into a brighter future, at a pace that is appropriate to you. Integrative therapy is wholly adaptable and can be reactive as well as proactive in the work you feel you need to do at any given consultation.  Psychoanalytically there is also the opportunity for exploring who you are and gaining a richer sense of self awareness, influences and expectations, which is especially important if in training as a therapist oneself.

So, what is an Integrative model?
It is a type of training that allows a therapist to tailor the therapy more specifically to the client's needs. The therapist is trained in a number of theoretical areas, among them are theoretical areas such as transactional analysis (TA), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Gestalt, Person Centred Counselling.  Creativity can be applied in this therapeutic model and that allows for your creative expression to emerge too and to align with your regained sense of self, personal expression, and autonomy.

Integrative Psychotherapy means that different theories learned in training can be used independently or collectively, dependent upon your needs.  I have a natural and organic approach to my therapy inviting you to allow a free flow of thoughts shared into the therapeutic space,  and working together, conversationally, we find relief and understanding for you.   For example, If at the start, you have no desire to explore your childhood, then that is okay. If you then subsequently change your mind, that is okay too, and it can happen in a way which specifically meets your needs, because just as we have a unique DNA so our thoughts, teachings and memories are all wired up differently, and that means your therapy is as unique as you are.

At the heart of my therapy is the relationship between myself as the therapist, you as my client, and our collaborative relationship with your experience and your search for your comfort in your truth. Therapy can bring some difficult subjects to the surface, known and otherwise unknown, but this exploration is part of your ability to make sense of your experiences, to come to terms with them and to understand them so that you can find comfort and value in your future.

Whichever therapeutic model is best suited to you, you will need to feel you can take the journey side by side with your therapist and feel that in the hardest of times they will know how best to help you make sense of it all.

As an integrative therapist I have the ability to apply the most effective approaches with your solution being my focus, supporting your unique requirements for transformation, acceptance, or simply understanding, and tailoring your sessions specifically to your needs as you progress.

Health Coaching https://www.ukhealthcoaches.com/scope-of-practice

Discretion, comfort, and value of the experience for you, my client, are key to providing a high level of professional private tailored care.

Buses:
There are regular buses to Little Eaton with stops within a three-minute walk

Parking:
FREE Street lit Roadside parking is readily available directly outside.

Access:
There are two shallow steps through from the roadside and a shallow threshold steps into the building.

Waiting:
There is no private waiting area, so I would ask please that you arrive promptly to your appointment in order to maintain the privacy of all clients.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered Accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.)
  • Accredited Professional Member of The National Counselling Society.
  • Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Distinction with Honours) course accredited by the Royal College of Nursing.
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy (Distinction) course accredited by the Royal College of Nursing.
  • Accredited Clinical Supervisor CSAccred(CP) AAC (British Psychological Society Approved)
  • Regular Continued Professional Development
  • Certificate in Clinical Supervision
  • Experienced in Private Consultancy of which 4 years experience of Counselling at Derby Women's Centre.
  • Experienced in a wide range of Adult counselling areas, with over 100 hours of Continued Professional Development training undertaken every year
  • Certificate in Gut Health from the College of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Qualified as a Health Coach through The College of Naturopathic Medicine (Member of the UK & International Health Coach Association and Association of Naturopathic Practitioners)
  • Over 8 years of Private Practice and over 8,000 hours of private client practice
  • Regular practice of QiGong….. “in order to promote robust health, martial prowess, and spiritual insight”.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • General Support through medical referral period.
  • Menopause and life changes.
  • Men facing rejection or exploitation in marriage or long term relationships. Divorce and Fathers separated from their children.
  • Living with cultural difference. Whether you are welcoming friends and family from different cultural backgrounds; first, second or third generation migrant; seeking refuge in Great Britain.
  • Gut Health: Gut:Brain Connection
  • Health Coaching https://www.ukhealthcoaches.com/scope-of-practice

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Fees

£45.00 - £120.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Aviva

Additional information

Flexible fee scale available on all uninsured private consultations
Concessionary charges are agreed on an individual basis. Limited spaces for those offering only what they can afford. Hardship fees discussed at assessment.

Standard fees start at £50 to a maximum of £80

Cancellations: No cancellation charge for rescheduled consults taken within 3 days (subject to availability) - because life happens

Couples: £80 (50 minute consultation)  £120 (80minute consultation)

Single Session Problem Solver - Think Bright Future - £90 (90minutes consultation)

Hypnotherapy/Deep Relaxation: £60

Individual Supervision - Flexible to meet the needs of the Supervisee

Indicative fee scale:

1.5hrs in a single consultation £60

2 hrs per month over two consultations £80.00

Bespoke Consultation Arrangements - please enquire as to pricing for your requirements.

I have introduced a half-day personalised "Understanding the Impact of Experiences and how to give them Value" - Half day 0930hrs - 1300hrs Saturday: £120 per person £180per couple.

Understanding the Impact of Experiences and how to give them Value - suitable for new parents, individuals, couples

Powers of Attorney £95 - assistance with completing and filing and certifying registered copies. If you have been known to me for 2 years or more I can act as your Certificate Provider.

Private Health Insurance consultations charged according to health care provider and plan up to a maximum of:

All Individual therapy: Max. £120.00 (50 minute consultation) when including Health Coaching

Couples:   Max. £160.00 (50 minute consultation) when including Health Coaching



Why do I charge this way?
As all my charges are subsidised to a greater or lesser extent, making Psychotherapeutic Services accessible and helping my clients reach their desired outcome, whether their needs are long term or short term, is key to what I do and if I can do that by offering a charging scale which is appropriate to the individual's income then I hope you will feel that I am achieving that.  Imagine if your income dropped - you might like to think you can continue with your therapy, right?  And be able to afford it? we will always have a conversation though because your income doesn’t have to mean you can afford it. Change takes time and time is money - far better it is affordable to complete your course of therapy.

We request payment be made in cash at your appointment, or by direct transfer.  Credit Card payments can be made via PayPal (a 5% charge will be made for this service).

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Friday 7.30am to 8.30pm. Weekends by arrangement.

Duffield Road, Little Eaton, Derby, Derbyshire, DE21 5DS

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

2 sets of shallow steps from the roadside and 2 shallow steps to access the consulting room. Assistance is available if required.

Online platforms

Skype

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

CSAccred.(CP) Accredited Clinical Supervison offered face to face ( limited availability during restrictions) and remotely (telephone or Skype).

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Caroline Foster
Caroline Foster