I specialise in helping adults affected by crime to heal and recover from their trauma; helping to release them from feeling hostage to their trauma and to find balance and contentment without having to rely on medication.
- Have you been affected by emotional abuse, domestic violence, childhood bullying or sexual abuse etc?
- Have you been traumatised vicariously by witnessing something distressing or are you the direct victim?
- Is your trauma the result of a single event or ongoing circumstances perhaps?
Whatever your experience and whether your trauma is reported or not, recent, ongoing or historical - you've come to the right place!
With my specific training and experience you can rest assured you are working with a Counsellor who has an in depth understanding of the issues and complexities that trauma brings. I am accustomed to hearing and working with extremely distressing situations so you can feel confident I can 'hold' whatever you are telling me without having to worry that it’s too awful to say or that you have to be protective of me as you may feel with your family/friends.
I am proud to say I have successfully worked with many clients helping them through their trauma; educating, supporting and empowering them as they travel the road to recovery and a brighter 'new normal'. I’d like to start helping you to reclaim your life now so go ahead, drop me a line and take the first step of your recovery today.
"Carrie helped me through a very dark period of my life following a series of issues which all occurred in a short space of about six months. Her understanding of my issues and her calm reassuring nature gave me a great deal of confidence which was greatly needed at the time. Working with Carrie over the last six months has not only helped me get back to my old self but in a number of ways made me a much better person than I was before. Carrie is a very special and extremely skilled person who I cannot recommend highly enough. Always be indebted to you, thank you Carrie"
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and Training:
Ongoing Continued professional development specialising in trauma
- Diploma in Online Counselling
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Introduction to Counselling Skills
My training was within the Kent and Medway NHS Social Care Partnership Trust (www.inter-psyche.co.uk). The course is fully accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), the largest professional organisation representing Counselling and Psychotherapy in the UK (www.bacp.co.uk).
My online counselling training was provided by an executive member of ACTO (Association for Counselling and Therapy Online). ACTO promotes, maintains, improves and advances online counselling and psychotherapy as a recognised method of therapeutic delivery within the mental health professions. (https://acto-org.uk/)
As a result of my personal experience I was drawn towards working with trauma and undertook further training with an organisation specialising in supporting victims of crime and this; has been my passion ever since.
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.
The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online
The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
All sessions are 50 minutes in duration and charged at £50 per session.
Sessions are held on a weekly basis unless otherwise agreed from the outset.
Sessions are to be paid by direct bank transfer 48 hrs prior to the session taking place, or by cash at the end of the previous session. Please note there is no facility for payment by card.
Working on this 'pay per session basis' means there are no big invoices. Sessions are charged at a flat fee with no added VAT.
There will be no fee increases during the time we are working together. The fee charged when we start our work will not change. Whether we work for a handful of sessions or longer, you will pay the same fee as when we began.*
My practice is located in a quiet and comfortable residential location. Gravesend station is within 20 minutes walk, local buses stop nearby and car parking is free and readily available outside the practice.
I hold full professional insurance, am DBS checked and registered with the Data Information Commissioner's office.