I specialise in helping adults heal, recover and reclaim life after trauma; releasing them from feeling hostage to what happened and finding balance and contentment without having to rely on medication.
Imagine a world in which you feel in control of your trauma responses rather than fearing them, a world in which you have learned to respond rather than react from a place of fear. Well, the good news is that world is within your reach. With my specific training and experience you can rest assured you are working with someone who has an in depth understanding of the issues and complexities that trauma brings.
• Have you been affected by domestic abuse, childhood abuse, bullying etc?
• Have you witnessed something distressing or are you the direct victim?
• Is your trauma the result of a single event or ongoing circumstances?
• Maybe you have been traumatised by something others deem insignificant but the impact on you is anything but
Whatever your experience and whether your trauma is reported or not, recent or historical, you've come to the right place! I am accustomed to hearing 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 you have to be protective of me as you may feel with others.
Flashbacks, nightmares, feelings such as fear, isolation, depression, anxiety, anger, worthlessness, powerlessness etc are commonplace as are physical symptoms such as racing heart, trembling limbs, poor concentration, churning stomach. Not to mention hypervigilance, avoiding places/people and safety seeking rituals such as continually checking locks to ease our anxiety. Exhausting!
I am proud to say I have successfully worked clients, just like you; educating, empowering and supporting them as they travel the road to recovery living life fully . I'm here to help you reclaim your life so drop me a line and let's take the first step towards your recovery today.
Just call 07952 985056 directly and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. If you prefer, you can text me or send an email me by clicking here. If I'm not able to respond immediately, please leave your name and contact details and I will reply at my next available opportunity, usually within 24 hours. All contact is confidential.
I appreciate that making contact may feel daunting so please be assured of a warm, friendly and quick response.
"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
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).
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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 confidential and tranquil residential property just a stones throw from Sittingbourne and only 8 miles from Maidstone. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with views of the open country, the counselling setting offers a peaceful haven away from the stresses and strains of everyday life allowing you the space to breath and work through whatever life has thrown your way.
I hold full professional insurance, am DBS checked and registered with the Data Information Commissioner's office.