Carrie Boyle

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MBACP (Accred), ACTO | Shyness and Social Anxiety Specialist
Available for new clients
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Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I think my clients are a lot like you.....

They wanted to do seemingly normal things: enjoy fun times with friends, forge a successful career, find love, go travelling, expand their horizons etc. However, shyness and social anxiety put pay to this, severely limiting and at times, completely stopping them from following their hopes and dreams. They felt trapped, as though inside an invisible cage.  No matter how much they tried, they just couldn’t seem to escape – anxiety, loneliness and low self-confidence constant companions.  

Worrying about how they would be perceived, feeling ‘lesser than’ others, constantly analysing what they said, didn’t say and should say all prevented them from breaking free.  The intense embarrassment, awkwardness and self-consciousness when in the spotlight was excruciating not to mention living with the racing heart, jelly legs, sweating and blushing, which just brought more unwanted attention their way. 

They felt held hostage by their shyness or social anxiety, longing to say yes, instead shying away and saying no to things they really wanted to do.  They felt stuck. 

Any of the above sound familiar, you’ve come to the right place!  The good news is shyness and social anxiety needn't hold you back any more.

I too struggled with it for years but things look and feel very differently now and they can for you too.  

I can help you...

  • Understand your shyness and social anxiety, 
  • Identify and challenge your negative self-beliefs
  • Stop unhelpful coping mechanisms
  • Raise your self esteem
  • Build your self confidence

So you can…..

  • Visualise your success, set goals and achieve them
  • Find your voice and share your views
  • Get the recognition you deserve
  • Feel confident socialising and meeting new people
  • Say “YES!” to things that once seemed terrifying.

Why Choose Me?

  1. I’ve walked the walk, which affords me deep empathy and understanding of the challenges living with shyness and social anxiety brings.  This mean you can be secure in the knowledge you are working with someone who gets it and understands how hard it is for you.
  2. My approach is encouraging with a little light ‘butt kicking’ but sensitive so you can feel reassured you won’t be thrown into situations which feel completely terrifying but you will continually progress and build your confidence.    
  3. My personal experiences give me great insight .  I know what does and doesn’t work giving you confidence you too can get long lasting results. 
    I understand shyness and social anxiety make it harder meeting new people so you can be assured of a warm and empathic approach leaving you feeling understood and more at ease. 
  4. I offer a variety of platforms from which to work so if meeting in person currently feels a step too far, we can work online so you don’t feel overwhelmed and can grow in confidence from the safety and familiarity of your own surroundings. 
  5. My lived experience coupled with my professional training brings you the best of both worlds -  a shared understanding and deep empathy coupled with psycho education and proven strategies so you too can overcome shyness and social anxiety. 

Whatever your hopes and dreams might be, email me today so you too can live a bigger life.  

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Diploma in Online Counselling
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Diploma in Supervision

Personal experience:

Having struggled with shyness for years, I know how real the struggle is..... I get it!  There is nothing you haven't said, thought of or felt that I haven't.  My personal experience affords me the insight of what it is to be painfully shy and struggle in social situations so not only can I offer you strategies but also a shared understanding and deep empathy of the challenges shyness and social anxiety bring.   

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Overcoming Shyness

Overcoming Social Anxiety

Photos & videos


£65.00 per session

Additional information

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please note I do not practice Fri thru Sun.

Further information

Practical Information:

Face to Face - My practice is located in a confidential and tranquil property on the outskirts of Sittingbourne, Kent.  Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with views of the open countryside, the setting offers a private and peaceful haven in which you can begin to relax and work on what brings you to counselling. 

Online - if location or travel is prohibitive or meeting in person feels just a step too far then no problem, we can still work together online using either video call, instant messaging or email. 

I hold full professional insurance, am DBS checked and registered with the Data Information Commissioner's office.

Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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The practice has wide side access into a large conservatory area accessed by double doors. Please note there is a small threshold step into the counselling area.

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In person

Hi, I'm Carrie, a qualified supervisor providing supervision for Counsellors and other professionals. I work Face to Face and online.

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