Carrie Thewlis BACP member
Hello, my name is Carrie and I am a fully qualified counsellor and a Member of BACP. I graduated in 2012 from York St John University where I undertook intensive training as an integrative humanistic counsellor. I have experience of working in the voluntary sector and in private practice. I also currently work for the NHS. I am based between Harrogate and Knaresborough, close to bus and train networks. There is free parking available. I also offer telephone counselling sessions if this is easier for you. I work with anyone aged 18 and over.
As a humanistic counsellor, I believe that the counselling relationship is hugely important and central to the work. I work hard to develop a supportive and empathic relationship with my clients, and because I believe we are all unique, I tailor my approach to suit each individual. I hope to encourage you to develop greater insight, awareness and understanding of problems that have arisen for you, and how change is possible. Together we can explore the issues you are facing to help you make sense of these. My aim is to help you work through what is troubling you in an empathic and non-judgemental way. Sometimes it is helpful to talk to someone who isn't directly involved in your every day life; someone who will listen, help you to explore what is on your mind and maybe help to find a new perspective on things. This is something that I can offer.
I am able to work with you for long term, short term or open ended counselling. For shorter term work we can discuss what you would like to focus on and we can set realistic goals that are important to you. I offer a free initial telephone consultation to discuss your needs and expectations, and for you to ask any questions you may have.
There is no obligation for you to continue to work with me if you feel this is not what you want. You can choose the number of sessions that we have together and I am happy to discuss this with you throughout our work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Professional Practice)
- Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Job Retention Training
- Working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse
- Solution Focused Therapy
I ensure that I keep up to date with training to improve and enhance my practice as a counsellor.
I have worked with a number of charities and organisations offering one to one counselling covering a wide range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, substance misuse, eating disorders, isolation, trauma, bullying and loss of meaning. I currently work in private practice as a counsellor and for the NHS providing support to people struggling with issues at work and helping people back into work.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My current fees are £45 per face to face session and £40 per telephone session.