Carrie McColl

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Dip Couns, MBACP
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Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3NW
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

How many counsellors profiles have you read this week/month? It’s a big step to reach out for help so finding the ‘one’ is important! Hi from me, Carrie, and a thanks for considering counselling with me. I deal with all sorts of issues from anxiety and depression to low self-esteem and family issues. Are you worried you might not be ‘unwell’ enough for counselling? That your issues aren’t as bad as someone else’s? Just feeling out of sorts and not sure why? Or are there life challenges to be worked through but not sure where to start? I offer you the time and space to work through whatever is troubling you and we do that at your pace. Why not pop me a text or email and we can work out a way forward together. I promise you, in counselling, there is no such thing as a problem that's too big or too small so why not come and give it a go. You bring yourself and I'll bring compassion, patience, skills and possibilities.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked with clients from ages 11 to 60 and worked with them on a whole range of issues. I offer counselling tailored to the individual. We work at your pace and in the way that works best for you. I aim to build a strong, open, trusting relationship with all clients as that is the best tool for positive change. We work as a team! 

I hold a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and I've undertaken training at a Level 2 in Children and Young People's mental health and in Understanding Autism.

I’m also a facilitator for a local charity and i regularly run online groups for those aged 16-25 and living with anxiety. It’s great experience and every young person manages to teach me something!

I am seeing an increase in clients with social anxiety and feeling sad. Believe it or not, there isn’t a minimum level of sad or worried that you need to be before you seek support! Sometimes things just don’t feel right, you might not even know why, but that can be a great time to engage in counselling.

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Please don’t let the cost stop you from getting in touch with me. If I can help, I will. Fortnightly sessions offered if paying weekly feels 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays are face to face sessions in my old town office.

Catalyst Counselling, 88 Kent Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3NW

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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My current premises are not wheelchair accessible unfortunately and is one of the reasons I offer home visits and online sessions.

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Carrie McColl
Carrie McColl