Carolyn Dunmur MBACP Registered Counsellor
Whether you are looking for support through challenging times or trying to make sense of your life, talking to a professional counsellor can be really valuable when things feel overwhelming and uncertain, we all need help at times.
Feelings we can’t manage or make sense of can impact on our whole sense of well-being and prevent us from living our lives fully. Counselling can help manage current situations and look at new ways of coping. It can also give us insight, understanding and perspective on past experiences.
I aim to offer a welcoming, compassionate, safe and confidential space for you to explore these issues, a place where you feel heard and accepted. This will always be at your own pace and without judgement.
My approach is an integrative one which means I work within a variety of therapeutic approaches, allowing me to draw on the elements that will work best for you.
I understand this may be the first time you have considered counselling and whatever your reasons for seeking support I am happy to discuss any questions and concerns you might have by phone or via e mail.
I feel the counselling relationship we establish is fundamental to a successful outcome. To this end I offer a free initial 30 minute session to see if it feels comfortable for us to work together and to explore your hopes for therapy.
I offer both short term and longer term counselling depending on your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP certificate of proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register
- Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling CPCAB (ongoing)
- Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB.
- Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB.
- Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB.
- Certificate in Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy
- How to do Counselling Online: A Coronavirus Primer (Open University)
I have experience of working as a therapist with a wide variety of age groups and in different settings. These include working in private practice, a bereavement support team in a hospice and also in an education support centre.
I am a BACP registered therapist. The BACP is the profession’s largest registering body for counsellors and psychotherapists and promotes best practice. I abide by their ethics and codes of practice. I receive regular clinical supervision to ensure that I am working in the best way that I can for you. I am committed to continuing professional development.
I hold an Enhanced Certificate with the Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB)
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial 30 minute session- FREE
Further 50 minute sessions - £50