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About me

This last 18 months have been a really difficult and anxious time. Even if you think you might not have been as badly affected as some other people, you may have still experienced trauma from hearing the tough stories of others. Perhaps you know someone who has had covid or it has impacted your health. Maybe being furloughed has hurt you financially, or shielding has impacted your confidence.

Recent events might have given you a drive to work through some issues from the past. Whatever is troubling you don’t hold it inside. Reach out and talk to me, someone trained to really hear you. I won’t judge you. I will give you a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings.

I’ve been an integrative counsellor since 2015, I also teach counselling at a local college. 

I work with different models of counselling to offer the best therapy tools to meet your needs.

I adopt a warm, honest, and respectful approach to my work, your confidentiality is always of paramount importance. We will work together to build a professional relationship. I am a registered member of the British Assoc. for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP); I am bound by its ethical framework for good practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (hons) Counselling – First class
  • FdSc Counselling Degree - Distinction
  • Rewind Technique - working with PTSD
  • Gestalt 2-chair work - exploring the unknown parts of self
  • BACP Register of counsellors- certificate of proficiency
  • Working with clients with low self-esteem
  • Working with young people regarding sex and relationships
  • Introduction to hypnotherapy
  • British Sign Language levels 1 & 2

I qualified as an integrative counsellor in 2015. I run a private practice, work with employee assistance programmes and teach counselling. I can address most issues utilising a number of models of therapy. Feel free to email or call me before booking a session, it can help to get a feel for a person before you commit to making an appointment.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

burnout

baby blues

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

From £40.00 to £50.00

Additional information

£40 face-to-face, or online 50 minute session. 

£50 rewind technique for PTSD (minimum 2 sessions required).

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

If my availability doesn't suit your needs please feel free to email or call me to see if we can make an arrangement.

Further information

Post-Grad Certificate in Education (PGCE) - Distinction. I have also been teaching counselling at a local college, my knowledge of counselling theory and practice is extensive and up to date.

24 Carlton Street
Widnes
WA8 6NP

Type of session

In person
Online
Carrie Foster - MBACP, BSc, PGCE

Carrie Foster - MBACP, BSc, PGCE