Hello, my name is Caroline. I'm a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor working in private practice in the Beeston and Long Eaton area, providing weekly face to face personal therapy. I have experience of working with young people, adults and veterans and believe the relationship between therapist and client is essential, therefore I work relationally to build trust and safety.
I currently work in private practice with adults and veterans, offering therapeutic support for a wide range of presenting issues. If you feel you are struggling with day to day life or you feel you have lost a sense of who you are, please get in touch, help and support is available.
I have been privileged to work with young people for a number of years, supporting them with issues such as identity, anxiety, sexuality, school or home pressures and relationships. If you are a young person or the parent of a young person, please feel free to get in touch should you have any queries.
Clients seek me out for many different reasons, issues vary from depression to relationship break ups, bereavement, Domestic abuse, PTSD, Loneliness and anxiety. Some clients seek support to understand inner conflict or a loss of their sense of self. Whatever the reason for engaging in therapy I will always aim to provide a safe, confidential safe space to explore what brings us into therapy
As an integrative therapist I use a variety of counselling techniques to ensure i meet client needs, I do not believe in a 'one approach fits all' therefore I tailor my approach to your specific needs.
Benefits to Counselling
There are many reasons why people seek counselling. You do not have to have a diagnosis for counselling to have a positive impact on your life. Engaging in therapy can help you to understand yourself better and help you learn how to manage your emotions. I understand that reaching out for help may feel daunting, I too felt the same when I made a commitment to therapy years ago. Please be assured I will guide you through the process ensuring a supportive, calm and unique environment.
There are many positives aspects of engaging in therapy, firstly it provides a safe place away from friends and family where you can express your thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental, confidential setting, with an empathic other. The therapeutic hour will purely be focused on you, giving you time to reflect, explore and learn about yourself.
It is normal for therapy to create waves of emotions, remember you may be choosing to explore past events that may have been traumatic. In the short-term this may cause you to feel psychologically worse before you feel better. There is no ‘quick fix’ but rest assured with commitment and perseverance clients can gradually come to terms with their negative past and find a healthy way forward. There may also be tears, and that’s ok, in fact it is perfectly normal, rest assured I will be with you on your journey, safely supporting you all the way.
I offer an initial assessment where you can come and find out how I work and make your own decision. There is no obligation to continue if it doesn't feel right for you. I offer flexibility regarding session times and currently have availability during weekdays and some evenings.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (hons) degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy – (Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute.
- Thirty hour additional CPD on working with young People – (Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute)
- Registered member of the BACP
- Up to date fully enhanced DBS.
- I have full public liability insurance and attend supervision three times a month.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I currently have availability during the day and some evenings
I currently offer two locations, please specify your preferred location.
I work from a warmly furnished counselling room, with free parking close by. I am within easy reach by bus, train and tram.
Long Eaton Location
I live on a quiet residential road with free on street parking. I am within close walking distance if you are traveling by bus. The indigo, Y18 and sky link pass regularly. I am situated close to junction 25 of the M1.