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Hello.  Thank you for visiting my page.

I'm Carrie.  When life feels difficult and overwhelming,  we all need a warm, friendly and  supportive space where we can feel truly listened to and heard.  We all feel nervous and anxious when we decide to reach out and begin to consider and explore counselling, but in my experience, it is a journey worth investing in and is the first step towards healing.  It can lead to a deeper sense of fulfilment, contentment, and happiness on so many levels.

As a Person Centred Counsellor I will listen to you without judgement and support you whilst we unpick what is happening in your life and look at ways of overcoming the issues.  I work at a pace to suit you and draw on my training and experience to find solutions for you.

My specialism are in working with those with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, relationship issues, loss, trauma and I have many years of experience of working with those on the autistic spectrum.

I offer both short and long term Counselling currently via the telephone and/or Zoom 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,  as we ease out of restrictions,  and begin to process and reflect,  I am offering six sessions on a self-select fee basis.  I ask that you book the six sessions in advance. Please feel free to contact me via phone or email to arrange a free initial telephone consultation.

Whilst you consider and explore what you would like your own personal counselling journey to look like, please check out my Facebook page for daily posts and tips on mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Trust is key and a Person Centred Counsellor will place the relationship as the foundation for the counselling process.  We all struggle sometimes, but your emotional wellbeing is important and a key component to leading a full and meaningful life.

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,  and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Publications: Little Creatures, Pandemic Pete

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 visit and explore my facebook page: The Laurels Counselling@carrielaurels28 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

Caroline Henton