My name is Carolyne and I am a qualified integrative counsellor and a member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP.)
I believe everyone is unique and our experiences are all unique too. Something that is overwhelming or difficult to process for you may not be the same for those around you. This is when it is helpful to get support from someone like me.
I work with you as your sounding board; I’m someone who can help you unpick what is going on for you in a safe and confidential environment. I’m not here to judge you or provide you with my answers. I am here to support you in finding your own solutions and help you understand what is going on in your world and recognise why you feel the way you do. We work together to explore your emotions and address your feelings. Our work may take us to your past or be focused in the here and now.
I work in an integrative way which means I use a variety of different therapeutic approaches depending on you.
Approaching someone for counselling can be really hard for some people, so if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me and I will be able to give you more information.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory
- Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling - (National Counselling Society)
- Bereavement Support Foundation Course - Advanced Specialist Training Status (National Counselling Society)
- Mental Health First Aider with Mental Health First Aid (England).
I have a background in teaching (11 yrs in a Secondary school) and have extensive pastoral experience working with younger people focusing on problems in and around school or outside issues impacting on their well being and have training in Safeguarding Adults and Children. I offer support to students in years 12 & 13 and students in further or higher education.
I work with clients who are in or have survived toxic or abusive relationships (physically, emotionally, mentally, financially) or have been subjected to coercive control/gaslighting and are now battling depression, anxiety and poor self esteem. I continue to work with clients from these organisations and charities to give something back to the community.
I can help with stress and anxiety disorders, depression, feelings and emotions that have occurred due to COVID 19; panic disorders, suicidal ideations/self harm, low self-esteem/self worth, bereavement and loss, relationship issues, bullying, trauma and anger issues.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
In person/Zoom - £40.00
Telephone counselling - £35.00
Students (16-21 yrs) and trainee counsellors, £35.00.
Sessions are weekly or fortnightly basis.
When I work
Times 8am - 7pm Mondays &Wednesdays. 8am - 6.30pm Tuesdays &Thursdays
I am happy to see anyone face to face or online for any appointments.
I can offer some flexibility for shift works.
I offer a free initial telephone chat with potential clients. This is around 15 to 20 minutes. This enables me to find out a bit more about what's going on for you and for you to see if I feel like someone you would be comfortable talking to.
All clients will have an initial assessment at the first session - please allow up to an hour.
Long-term and short-term face-to-face work will be discussed at our initial assessment and set up to best meet your needs
I offer telephone counselling and video calls and early morning appointments.
I offer concession rates for students aged 16-24 and student counsellors, (please call to find out more).
I am DBS checked and have a Level 2 Safeguarding qualification.