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About me

Hello.  Thank you for visiting my page.

Im Carrie and Im here to support you when life is feeling overwhelming, challenging or uncomfortable, by offering you a warm, friendly and supportive space where you can feel safe, fully accepted and heard. This is when healing can begin.  I understand that reaching out can be one of the hardest things to do and can take a lot of courage but we all need to be heard.  Trust is key and a person centred therapist will place the relationship as the foundation for the counselling process.  Please know that we all struggle sometimes, your emotional wellbeing is important and a key component to leading a full and meaningful life.

As a Person Centred therapist,  I work non directively at a pace to suit you.  However, we are all individuals and I adopt a flexible approach to best suit my clients so also draw on my training and experience in other modalities such as CBT and ACT, so whether it is a space in which to talk or psychoeducation you are looking for please feel free to contact me via phone or email to arrange a free initial telephone consultation.

My specialisms are in working with those with anxiety, depression,  low self esteem,  relationship difficulties, loss, trauma and I have many years experience working with those on the autistic spectrum. However,  there are usually many layers and complexities to what has brought you to counselling and the way I practice is flexible enough to accommodate this.

I offer both short and long term counselling. Curently  due to the pandemic,  I am  offering this through telephone counselling, but hope to resume face to face shortly and am happy to discuss your preferences in this respect.

I am fully insured, a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and have an accredited online and  telephone counselling qualification.

Mindful of the pandemic and the effect this is having on so many financially and emotionally, until the end of June, as we ease out of lockdown, I am offering six sessions on a self select fee basis.  I ask that you book the six sessions in advance.

We all feel nervous and anxious when we begin considering and exploring counselling but in my experience it is a journey worth investing in and is the ultimate in self care.  It can lead to a deeper sense of fulfilment, contentment and happiness on so many levels.  Whilst you consider and explore what you would like your own personal counselling journey to look like, please explore my Facebook page for daily posts and tips on mental health and emotional well being.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma of Higher Education  (Dip HE) with Distinction in Person Centred Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • NCFE Level 2 in Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Armed Forces Mental Health First Aider
  • CBT Diploma
  • Care Certificate

    CPD training in: Anxiety,  Depression,  Trauma and PTSD,  Bereavement, Loss and Complex Grief,  Working with the sexually abused,  Mental Health, Neuroscience, Nutritional Therapy,  Eating Disorders, Suicide and Self harm,  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

My background is in teaching and supporting pupils with special needs.  I then retrained and have continued to work in schools as a Counsellor aswell as various charities and running my own practice.  I also now present at an International Youth Summit on mental health issues, and write for an online wellbeing platform for schools. My work has encompassed supporting adults and young people of all ages and backgrounds with a variety of presenting issues.    My charity work is extremely important to me and includes having worked for the Samaritans, a homeless charity, and I currently support veterans in crisis for a military organisation.

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.

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

£40 an hour.

Concessions available. 

Mindful of the current economic impact of the pandemic, until the end of June, I am offering six sessions on a self-select fee basis.  I ask that you book the six sessions in advance.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Daytime and evening appointments available.  Morning appointments available at weekends. 

Further information

Please explore my facebook page: The Laurels Counselling Emotional well being and mental health posts and tips are posted daily.

Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO6

Type of session

In person
Phone

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Caroline Henton MBACP BA (Hons) Dip HE Counselling

Caroline Henton MBACP BA (Hons) Dip HE Counselling