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About me

Sometimes life can feel just so overwhelming, with thoughts forever circling around your head. These thoughts can feel as though they are controlling you, leading to experiencing sadness, anxiety, depression, insomnia, low self-esteem or low confidence.  Being able to talk to someone about these thoughts and feelings can feel like a huge, and sometimes daunting, step.  Taking this first step to find someone who accepts you, and provides a non-judgemental environment to enable you to express what is going on for you is the first step to exploring a way to finding a more calm and joyful life.

There may be many reasons for experiencing these thoughts and feelings, some of which you may not be aware of yet. By being with you, and listening to you, I can help you make your journey more bearable to find your own ways of managing these thoughts. 

Please call, text or email me to arrange an initial  15 minute phone call, so we can discuss what you are looking for, and to see how we can work together. If you are then happy to work together, we can arrange our first session and agree the frequency of our sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which means that I work within their ethical guidelines. I have a person-centred background, as well as other skills such as coaching and NLP which I use depending upon the needs of the client.  I am also fully insured.

I have supported clients experiencing life limiting and life changing illness, survivors of domestic abuse, bereavement and other losses. I feel honoured to have been able to provide support which has enabled people to restore and/or recreate their lives and move forward to enjoy a more fulfilling life.

Qualifications:
MSC Counselling and Psychotherapy
Graduate Certificate in Counselling
Diploma in Coaching
NLP Practitioner

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

There may be some flexibility regarding fees depending upon your circumstances. This is an area we can discuss as part of our initial conversation. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

13:00 - 17:00 Mondays

09:00am - 20:30 Tuesdays and Wednesdays

09:00am - 17:00 Thursdays

Further information

I work from home, in a specific room dedicated to counselling. 

I work in an informal, relaxed and friendly manner. I do not lead nor direct the conversations. I feel it is important for the client to have full autonomy as to the direction of the session, which are there for the client to be able to explore what is going on for them at that moment, in a safe, accepting and non-judgemental environment.

I support the exploration by gently probing, as and when appropriate, and as guided by the client wishes and agreement.


I have personally experienced counselling, and found this to be so beneficial to me leading to live a happier life, that I decided to train as a counsellor. 

Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

There are two steps into the premises, which are not wheel chair accessible.

Online platforms

Zoom
Whatsapp

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Carolyn Pickin, MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy, MBACP, Coach

Carolyn Pickin, MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy, MBACP, Coach