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About me

Are you feeling anxious? Or maybe experiencing low self-esteem or confidence, particularly as life begins to return to 'normality' following the pandemic. You may be feeling sad that life is resuming or experiencing general anxiety or depression when others around you are looking forward to getting back to 'normal'.

You may be feeling overwhelmed for many different reasons such as bereavement, life changing events/conditions or trauma, or just life experiences catching up with you. At times like this it helps to be able to talk to someone who will listen, unconditionally and without judgement, to support you in exploring those feelings. I will offer you respect and empathy as well as providing you with space to search for the best way forward for you. I understand how difficult it can be making that first step and asking for help, but together we can make that journey more bearable and help you to look forward. I work with clients upwards from age 16 years. I currently offer online and telephone counselling. I offer face to face sessions, in my own private and safe counselling room, following Covid protocols, as well as offering online and phone sessions.

Please call, text or email me to arrange an initial informal 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 a second session and agree the frequency of our sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with an MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Keele University. I am registered with the BACP and as such adhere to their Ethical Framework. 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 have been supporting clients for 3 years in a counselling capacity and over 30 years with coaching and NLP. I hold full business insurance.

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

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

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

08:00am - 13:00 Mondays

08:00am - 20:30 Tuesdays and Wednesdays

08:00am - 17:00 Thursdays

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

Online platforms

Zoom
Whatsapp
Carolyn Pickin, MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy, MBACP, Coach

Carolyn Pickin, MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy, MBACP, Coach