Caroline Raw

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BABCP Accred Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, EMDR Therapist
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Penrith, Cumbria, CA10
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About me

I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and supervisor with over 10 years' experience of working in the NHS supporting individuals aged 18 plus to learn ways to manage emotional and physical health difficulties. I have worked with people struggling to cope with depression, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, health anxiety, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and low self-esteem. More recently I have specialised in supporting people to adapt to long term health conditions and live valued lives, despite the challenges they face (such as adapting to life with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, IBS or following an injury or illness).

I offer a supportive, warm, non-judgmental and compassionate space to help you to explore and understand how your difficulties have developed and work with you to learn strategies to cope so that you can work towards living a life that matters to you.

Therapies that I offer:

I work with each person individually using a variety of therapeutic approaches and tailor make sessions to work towards your goals. Below is a brief description of these approaches; please contact me should you wish to discuss these in more detail or if you have any questions.

- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); looking at how our thoughts, emotions, physical sensations and behaviours interact and influence each other, sometimes in unhelpful ways, and learning strategies to cope differently

- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; exploring what matters to you as a person (what you value in life) and helping you to do more of what matters, despite any challenges

- Compassion Focused Therapy; helping you to develop your ability to be kinder and more compassionate towards yourself and others

- Mindfulness; we can all spend too much time thinking about the past or worrying about the future. Mindfulness supports us to be more present in the here and now

- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR); helping our minds and bodies move on from difficult and traumatic experiences by supporting our natural ability to process and make sense of the difficult events we have encountered. I am a registered member of the EMDR UK association.

- Pain and Fatigue management strategies (for example pacing activity) with a particular focus on overcoming what gets in the way of implementing these strategies

I am passionate about supporting people to be the best version of themselves. I strongly believe that if working through problems was that easy, we would have all figured it out already on our own. I feel that everyone can benefit from psychological therapy at times to help them to move forwards.

How helpful is psychological therapy?

Both CBT and EMDR can be very effective therapies and as such, are recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). CBT is recommended for the treatment of a wide range of emotional and physical health difficulties and EMDR is currently recommended for the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder, however, it can also be effective for a wide range of emotional difficulties.

Training, qualifications & experience

- BSc Psychology

- MSc Health Psychology

- Post Graduate Certificate in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: Low Intensity Psychological Therapies

- Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Re-processing (EMDR) Europe Accredited Training

I regularly attend training events to keep me up to date and ensure I continue to learn in order to provide the best care to the clients I work with. I also attend regular, specialist supervision.

Member organisations

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Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists. BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

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£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Following coronavirus I am now offering sessions via telephone or video conference (e.g. Skype/Microsoft Teams). I have found therapy is just as effective via telephone/video as in person with the added bonus of not having to travel and providing more flexibility. Please contact me should you wish to discuss this further. 

Each session is charged at £70 and lasts up to one hour. For insurance or other referrals, please contact me directly to discuss these further.

When I work

I offer a range of appointments over the course of the week. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.

Further information

I offer a free initial telephone consultation - please contact me directly on 07495515343 or via email ( to arrange a convenient time to speak. Please do get in touch if you have any questions or want to learn more.

Feedback from clients:

"Finding Caroline was one of the best things that has ever happened to me.  We had our sessions on Skype and this worked beautifully.

Caroline is a brilliant therapist – she brings huge calm to our sessions and I feel totally safe and confident when we are working together.  She is so warm and understanding and I was able to go to very dark places from my past knowing that she would help me work through these very traumatic times. I feel totally different after all the sessions that we have had together and I am ready to face the world again.

I cannot recommend Caroline enough – she is the most lovely, kind and thoughtful therapist and anyone who works with her will find her sessions transformational.

Thank you Caroline, from the bottom of my heart." 

"From day one Caroline showed me such radical compassion that it helped me to start to be able to show that same level of compassion for myself. She listened intently to everything I spoke to her about, never judgemental and always kind. Caroline helped me to understand what I was struggling to see, helping me unpack each feeling one by one, yet somehow, she always asked me how I felt and let me find the conclusions I needed to without feeling like I was being pushed. She first made sure I felt safe enough to start EMDR and even in the most intense moments she made me feel safe enough and confident enough to face it. I am eternally grateful for all that Caroline has taught me. Her service was flexible and reliable."

"Really helped me learn about myself and my past. I now feel fully in control of myself and my actions. I feel like I'm me again, and I love who I am now. Thank you, Caroline."

Penrith, Cumbria, CA10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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I provide CBT supervision for both trainee and qualified therapists. I can provide supervision within a group or 1-1 format.

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Caroline Raw
Caroline Raw