Caroline O'Gorman (MBACP registered, MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy)
I value individuality and I help people to value their own individuality too. How we feel may conflict with how we think we’re supposed to feel in response to life events. I am able to accompany my clients in their sadness, chaos, depression and confusion, and I help people to give a voice to their true feelings in a space where they won’t be judged for this. This is an empowering process that gives clients the confidence to be their true selves.
My primary way of working is person-centred, but I will draw from other approaches to meet your needs. I also have a background in art, and I may suggest creative ways of expression from time to time if I feel it may benefit you.
Alongside my private work, I have also worked in a college and several local charities as a counsellor. I have experience of working with clients of all ages, with a wide range of issues which include (but is not limited to) anxiety, bereavement (including bereavement by suicide), depression, domestic violence, family issues, identity issues, low self-esteem, PTSD / CPTSD, self-harm, and shame.
Reasons for Seeking Counselling
Life events can make us feel sad, overwhelmed, anxious, and depressed; and the hectic pace of our lives can leave us little time and space to process what has happened. This, in the long-term, can make us feel worse.
Counselling can help you to explore your thoughts and feelings in relation to your current or past situations, in a safe, non-judgmental space. This exploration can provide clarity about the root of your feelings, and through this clarity, positive changes can occur. I'm a warm and empathic person, who will be a consistent presence on your journey.
What to expect
If you have any queries, you can contact me via e-mail, and from this initial contact, we may arrange a time for us to have a 10-15 minute chat where we will establish a broader picture of what brings you to counselling, and how I can help.
My sessions are 50 minutes long, and they usually take place once a week.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied at the University of Salford, where I obtained my MSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy qualification.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapists (BACP), and I work within the Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I hold the following qualifications:
- MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy (2021)
- PgDip Counselling & Psychotherapy (2019)
- Level 3 Cert. Counselling Skills (2017)
- Counselling Concepts (2016)
- BA (Hons) Visual Art & Culture (2007)
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
£40 per 50-minute session.
My working availability is as follows:
- Monday - 17:30-19:30
- Tuesday - 17:30-19:30
- Wednesday - 10.30 - 18:30
- Friday - 10:30 - 18:30
By completing further training, I also have a lot of knowledge in the following areas:
- Suicide / self-harm
- PTSD / CPTSD
- Intrusive thoughts
- Domestic Violence
- Transactional Analysis
- Artwork in Counselling Practice
- Mental Health in the Workplace