Caroline Strachan, MBACP Registered (Adv Dip Counselling)
I welcome you here as a first step to finding the right person for you. Well done for trying to find a counsellor you would like to talk to, someone who will understand you.
Life can be great but it can also be tough and confusing. Struggles in life are normal. We all face them and it’s completely understandable to want to feel better or different.
Are you struggling with something now? You don’t have to face it on your own. I feel passionately about the potential and opportunities within counselling for positive life changes.
My name is Caroline Strachan and I am a fully qualified Counsellor. I am trained to help you make sense of what is going on for you.
Do you feel ready to find out more? You can drop me an email, call me or send me a text. You don’t need to go into detail, you can just give me an indication of why you are looking for counselling. I am happy to answer any questions you may have. I also have more information on my website which you may find helpful.
I offer a free initial one hour session, time and space to meet and talk about what you hope to gain from counselling and how I can best support you.
Clients describe me as calm, caring and friendly and say that they feel heard and understood, and that this is helpful. I offer you kindness,acceptance, integrity and respect.
How might counselling help?
Talking with someone unconnected with your life events can be helpful, however distressing or confusing things may feel right now. I would use my training, experience and skills as a counsellor to help you make sense of your situation, with warmth and understanding and realness every step of the way. This is your space to be you.
People come to counselling with me for many different reasons. Some people might be finding it harder to do things, don’t want to feel so sad or depressed, or perhaps need help with anger. Anxiety and its effects are common and people talk about wanting to feel less anxious.
We can take the time you need to look at relationship issues. If it feels that life could be a bit easier if something was less confusing or resolved, counselling can help provide clarity. Counselling can be a safe space for you, time to be with whatever. It can be about acknowledging what is helpful and moving on from what is not. We look together at raising awareness.
Counselling can provide some respite, some relief and it’s ok to not know what it is that’s bothering you. You may be feeling out of sorts or just not yourself and that may bring you into counselling as you want to feel like yourself again.
I have found that there are also areas that are perhaps too difficult or confusing to put into words and when you feel ready to do so, to get in touch, we could start to make some sense of those together.
Where would we meet?
We would meet in the light spacious counselling room upstairs in the Harbour House in Kingsbridge to give you the opportunity to check out whether the room, building and location are OK for you too. There’s a large car park at the Quay across the road, and also street parking nearby.
If you need a more accessible room, please let me know and I can make arrangements with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), working professionally within the BACP Ethical Framework, to their rigorous standards.
I trained and qualified on the Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited course) and the Certificate in Counselling course at the Iron Mill College in Exeter, a leading provider of Mental Health and Wellbeing Training and Education.
I welcome clients to my Private Practice in Kingsbridge, in the South Hams. I provide face to face counselling to adults. I have had the opportunity to offer counselling to people from many walks of life, with a range of issues that they want to work on together.
I also offer counselling for young people in my Private Practice. Most of the young people I work with are young adults either in Sixth Form College or at University. I work with many young people to help them make sense of what is going on for them, whether it is anxiety, stress or low mood and depression. I am also an Honorary counsellor in a University Wellbeing Service, providing face to face counselling for students. I have experience of working on a range of issues faced by many young people. I have a background in education with many years experience of supporting young people, including as a Primary teacher.
I have current DBS approval. I have completed professional training in safeguarding.
I am training further in areas of interest such as anxiety.
I am committed to continuous professional development. I have listed more detail on my website. I’m pleased to have managed to create a website, and I admit that it is still a work in progress as I develop my ICT skills!
I wish you well in your search for your counsellor. I welcome all enquiries.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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I offer a free initial session, as an opportunity to meet and talk about what you hope to get from counselling. Personally, I found this helpful when I was looking for my own counsellor.
One-to-one counselling is £40 a session. Each session is sixty minutes.
Concessions: I offer reduced rates to students, and to those training to be a counsellor.
I also offer some reduced rates to people on a low income.
I am happy to be contacted to provide further details,
Kind wishes, Caroline
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer a range of appointments during the day, with some evening availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|