Welcome to my profile. My name is Carys Cole.
I am an experienced, qualified Therapeutic Counsellor with several years of counselling experience. I am able to work online and face 2 face. I have experience working with Children and Young people and men and women of all ages, backgrounds, cultures because of my work in a variety of sectors. I have worked within various counselling organisations and schools, offering individual therapy and support to those that need it most. Additionally, I also have experience as a Christian counsellor. Therefore I am comfortable talking about spiritual beliefs.
I hold an MSC in Counselling Children and Young people and hold a BSC Degree in Psychology. Furthermore, I have completed my BACP Certificate of Proficiency text
I have completed a range of additional CDP training in areas such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, mindfulness-based practice, and attachment in practice. As a result, I have a wide range of experience in counselling, both working with children & young people, families and adults.
I have worked within a variety of talking therapies and am currently working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and practising privately.
Training, qualifications & experience
What to expect
I am trained integratively, which means I draw upon several theoretical approaches to counselling. I do not hold the view that one stand-alone theory can adequately offer my clients the flexibility to work with the many presenting issues they may need support with.
Counselling should be as individual as you are, so I collaborate with you to tailor therapy sessions that feel right for you. I offer a safe and confidential space in a supportive atmosphere to help attain the personal growth you are looking for. I will listen to your personal experience and walk with you on your journey to change.
Throughout therapy, I shall offer you unconditional support, reflections and insight to help you gain a new perspective on your life. In addition, I aim to support you in discovering new ways of thinking to increase your confidence and enable you to find your own way forward.
I conduct frequent reviews to check out how we are doing, what is helpful, unhelpful, etc, as the quality of the relationship between the therapist and client is the most critical factor for a successful outcome.
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
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £45.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Cost per Session: £40 - £70
Pay By: Bank transfer, Paypal
When I work
Typically, we will have a free consultation to explore what has brought you to counselling. We can explore if we think we are suited to working with each other. Whether it is the first time you are considering counselling or have some experience with therapy in the past, Please feel free to contact me to chat about how therapy could help you.