Caroline Verna

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BACP Registered Counsellor & Trauma Therapist
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Barrow-in-Furness LA14 & LA13
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About me

In-person, online and telephone counselling for adult individuals


If you are here with me now, perhaps it's because you're finding it hard to cope. There might be a difficult event in your life and you're feeling overwhelmed or confused. You might feel isolated with no-one to talk to.  Or you just find it really hard to talk to family and friends.

I’m offering you the space to explore what might be causing you distress.

You will be met with empathy, genuineness and respect as we explore your issues together.  I believe we are all unique and have the resources within us to grow, develop and change.

For me, more important than any theory or technique is the therapeutic relationship we will build together and it is likely to be the most important factor in your growth and change.  Having a safe space, where you can face things honestly and openly without fear of judgement, can be a good foundation for change where you be able to make decisions and choices that are right for you.

Part of every counsellor's training is to take a good look at their own lives, examining themselves and their approach to life, sifting through their own patterns of behaviour and working out what is and isn't serving them well.  I hope that together we can do the same for you.

It has been my privilege to have worked with people from all walks of life, sometimes working through grief, loss and trauma, often suffering from low self-esteem, anxiety, depression and low mood, disordered eating and self-harm, but mostly with a sense that life could somehow be better if only they could find a way out of feeling stuck.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which means I work within its professional ethical framework, where you can be assured that I have received high quality training and continue to develop my practice through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and supervision.

I offer short and long-term counselling to adult individuals and work with a broad range of issues and concerns, including sexualised trauma.

I offer a 1 hour introductory session at a reduced cost of £30 which will help you decide if I am the right therapist for you.  As well as starting to learn more about what has brought you to therapy, we will use the time to decide how best to go forward together.  Important boundaries around confidentiality and appointments will also be discussed.

Could counselling change your life?

Client testimonials:

"Caroline accepted what I said without judging me"

"I no longer feel so terribly alone"

"Thank you for providing a professional and compassionate service"

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma (HE) Counselling (University of Cumbria)
  • BACP Registered Member 379693
  • Online & Telephone Counselling
  • Expressive Arts
  • Self-harm
  • Trauma
  • Dissociation
  • Sexual Abuse & Rape
  • Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) clearance
  • Fully insured
  • ICO Registered 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£60.00 per session

Additional information

Introductory session (1 hour) - £30

All fees are payable in advance by bank transfer

When I work

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Further information

Is it the right time to start counselling?

Counselling is a two-way process in which you need to be ready to fully and actively engage in order for it to be helpful.   It is therefore very important to consider the following:

  • Is this the right time for counselling?  What makes it right or important to you at this particular time?
  • Do you have the support and resources needed to cope with any strong feelings and memories that might come to the surface?
  • Counselling is likely to make you more aware of what feels uncomfortable or 'not right' and you may become less satisfied with aspects of your life that you may have been putting up with for good reasons.  It's therefore possible you might want to make changes that have longer term consequences or you may want to start taking responsibility for areas of your life that you have wanted to ignore, put off or deny

There will be times when your counsellor might suggest some reading or self-help, so will you be able to:

  • Reflect and think about what you have explored in your sessions, between sessions?
  • Think about what you want to focus on before you come into each session?

Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14

Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA13

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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My counselling room is on the ground floor with a step up into the hallway. I am located near a main bus route. There is free parking directly outside. Struggling to attend sessions in-person - have you considered telephone or online counselling?

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Caroline Verna
Caroline Verna