Caroline Verna - Counsellor Registered MBACP
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 and confused. You might feel isolated with no-one to talk to, or you just find it really difficult to talk to supportive family and friends.
I’m offering you the space that you might need to work through anything that’s causing you distress.
I am a fully qualified person-centred counsellor and can offer you that safe space where you will be met with empathy, respect and genuineness as we explore your journey together. I believe we are all unique and have the resources within us to grow, develop and change.
For me, more important than the modality of counselling used 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 start to face things honestly and openly without fear of judgement can be a good foundation for change.
Counsellors are not experts in you, we come to sessions as equals giving you the non-judgemental space you need to enable change. I believe that deep down we already know the answers and have the solutions, but maybe we could all do with a hand now and then to reach them and to filter out the noise.
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 with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression and low mood, disordered eating and self-harm, but always with a sense that life could be better for them if they could shift their perspective.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy which means that not only do I work within its ethical framework, you can also be assured that I have received high quality training and continue to develop my practice through CPD and supervision.
I offer short to long-term counselling to adult individuals and work with a broad range of issues and concerns.
I offer an initial first session at reduced cost of £10 which gives you the opportunity to experience me as a person and as a therapist, where you can ask questions and begin to share your experiences safely and in confidence. This will help you decide whether you want to take the next step into counselling.
Could counselling change your life?
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma (HE) Counselling
- Registered Member MBACP 379693
- Person-centred Expressive Arts Therapy level 1 certificate
- First Aid level 3 certificate
- Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service certificate
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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First meeting (1 hour) - £10
Weekly counselling session (1 hour) - £40
I accept payment by cash or BACS transfer
The number of sessions needed varies for each individual but clients often begin with 6 sessions followed by regular discussion and review of further sessions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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My main room is upstairs on the first floor. Ground floor sessions are also available if you have limited mobility. I am next to a main bus route and a short walk from Barrow train station. There is free parking nearby.
Day time and evening counselling sessions currently available. Please get in touch to arrange an appointment.
Types of client