Caroline Walters Dip.Couns, Registered MBACP
I'm a experienced person centred counsellor.My own personal experience of counselling led me to wanting to help others who may be experiencing difficulties in their life. I have experience of working with anxiety , depression, low self esteem, panic attacks, PTSD, Self harm, Domestic abuse, addiction, sexual abuse and some chronic medical conditions (non- exhaustive list).
I offer a confidential and safe space aiming to help the client explore whats difficult for them right now along with any associated feelings allowing the person to be heard in a empathetic, trusting and non judgemental way.
Sometimes I feel it necessary to use an integrative approach in order to help the clients, drawing on techniques and strategies from other counselling theories e.g. CBT. Sessions are face to face and my general approach is relaxed and down to earth.
I'm happy to answer any enquiries you may have by telephone or email.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Person - Centred Counselling (2013- 2014)
Diploma in Person - Centred Counselling and Therapy Level 5 (2014- 2016)
Applied Suicide Intervention SkillsTraining (2016)
Resolv certificate (2017)
Experience for many years working with domestic abuse/sexual abuse and Trauma - for a womens charity (2015 - 2017)
face to face counselling -young people age 11yrs - 19 yrs
Generic counselling (Penhaligon Counselling Agency) - Adults (2015-2016)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CPD) (2015)
Advanced Cognitive Restructuring Training (CPD) (2016)
Cognitive stimulation Therapy (Age UK) and Steady on Buddy (2013)
Active IQ in Health Related Activity session (2014)
Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health and Social Care) (2010-2011)
Two years on the BSc Hons Physiotherapy (Plymouth) (2011- 2013)
Iyengar Yoga Teacher qualification (Beginners/General)- Level 1- 2001 Level 2- 2003
I'm experienced with working with people in a hospital setting within a Rehab therapy team. In this setting I worked with adults who have experienced trauma and usually have other additional chronic health conditions, I left this post in March 2017 after working there for 3 years.
I'm also experienced with face to face work with young people presenting with e.g. anxiety, depression, self harm, identity / gender, abuse, bullying (non - exhaustive list) I've been working with this age group for the two years and counting whereby I go into schools in and around Cornwall.
My experience also comes from my own life experience and, I am a mother to three children and understand the complexities of juggling work and homelife.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
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Initial consultation - £25 (helpful in establishing whether my service suits your needs)
Fees are £40 (competitive prices)
Consideration will be given to people experiencing financial difficulties and a reduced fee working on a sliding scale can be discussed and agreed on.
I'm also a qualified and experienced Yoga teacher and have taught adults and children in and around Truro for many years. I understand the importance of maintaining a healthy mind and body and value the benefits Yoga can aid in helping to relax and focus on breathing therfore focusing more on the moment this awareness has been found to greatly reduce stress and some related conditions e.g. anxiety, panic attacks.
I believe the link between body and mind is greatly under estimated and an awareness of this can really help a persons general well being.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekdays, some evenings and occassional weekends on request.
Types of client