Caroline Vidal MA Couns & Psych Reg.MBACP Individual and Relate Couples
I am a qualified Relate counsellor with over ten years experience helping couples and individuals with their relationship issues. I am also a fully qualified psychotherapist with experience in community mental health services. I understand that it’s not always easy to turn to friends and family when we encounter crisis, confusion or despair. At times like these a safe and confidential setting where you can talk with a supportive and trusted professional can bring clarity and peace of mind.
I work with individuals and couples who are seeking to develop a better understanding of themselves and their life circumstances or who want to achieve more satisfying and authentic relationships. Together we look at things from a fresh perspective and gain new insight into the most challenging aspects of your life so that you are better placed to make the right choices for your future.
My practice is based on an integrative approach which means that I draw from a number of therapeutic models and theories that are tailored to suit each client. Much of my work is based in the ‘here and now’ exploring how personal expectations and values can influence how you respond to circumstances. Sometimes it is also useful to reflect on past experiences and how they inform current thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Whether we are working on the present or past I feel the best way to approach those aspects that my clients judge to be unacceptable or difficult in some way is from an open and compassionate viewpoint, for it is only from this non judgmental perspective that we can begin to have an honest dialogue with the very aspects that cause pain and confusion.
When we are part of a couple it’s not always easy to see clearly how we interact with one another. Sometimes we struggle to effectively communicate, and in spite of our best efforts to find resolution we repeat the same unproductive cycle time and again. Working with an experienced professional can give you an unbiased ‘outside’ perspective that will help you identify the barriers to productive communication and build on the skills needed to address sensitive topics. We will also explore how each of you experiences the relationship so that authenticity, trust and rapport can be established.
My practice is based in Crystal Palace which has good transport links.
Training, qualifications & experience
University Advanced Diploma in Couple Counselling
Qualified Relate Counsellor
MA Counselling and Psychotherapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client