Caroline Roberts MBACP (accred) UKCP reg Gestalt Psychotherapist
Do you recognise that you need help to work through difficult issues which are stopping you from living a happy fulfilled life? Perhaps you are just wondering how you will get through the day? My name is Caroline and I am a committed and experienced psychotherapist with over 20 years experience of working through a wide variety of issues and struggles. I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy in a quiet and supportive place. Issues I work with include relationship issues, work issues, self esteem difficulties, depression, anxiety and stress. Emotional sexual and physical abuse issues. Trauma and feelings of sadness, confusion fear and loss. Exploration of other life issues such as feelings of hopelessness and fear of life itself.
A little about myself
I began my working life as a Careers Advisor but realised that it was Counselling which really tugged at my heart and where my skill lay. I qualified as a Counsellor in 1992 and then invested 5 more years to qualify as a Gestalt Psychotheraist. I was naturally drawn to learning this therapy as I experience it being the most effective for helping with distress and bringing clarity to difficulties and issues.
Gestalt therapy is a compassionate method of helping to understand and come to terms with distressing thoughts and feelings which may feel complex or contradictory. It's giving the time and space to safely look together at what is causing distress, to bring clarity. With clarity, so much more is possible. It may be that working through the difficult situation may bring peace and a sense of coming to terms. It may be that you decide to make a decision or a different choice in your life.
Please feel comfortable to contact me as I'm happy to answer any questions to help you decide if I am the right therapist for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 20 years of Counselling and Psychotherapy experience working in various work settings such as General Practices as well as working in my private practice in more recent years.
I have training in EMDR, a therapy which particularly helps with any trauma issues which may emerge in the sessions.
My relevant Counselling and Psychotherapy qualifications are:-
Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Postgraduate Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
feelings of helplesness
I charge £45 per session
I offer both brief and long-term Counselling and Psychotherapy to reflect what you may want and need from our sessions. I aim to be mindful of the balance between offering my skills and support whilst respectfully following your lead so we can work through your difficulties together.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work on Wednesdays and Fridays daytime only
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|