Carys Edwards. MBACP, BSc (Hons) Psychology, Adv Dip Coun. Counsellor & Coach.
Counselling & Coaching
As a professional counsellor with a degree in psychology, I recognise the power of compassionate counselling to offer hope, and change lives. I also offer coaching, in particular relating to work, redundancy or career transition.
*I'm currently working online or by phone*
How I work
I’m an integrative counsellor which means I’m able to use a range of supportive ways of working alongside you, adapted specifically to you. Whatever challenges you’re facing, however large or small, we can share a safe, confidential counselling space in which to talk, and explore thoughts and feelings - one step at a time - whether to do with anxiety or depression, stress, relationship issues, grief or loss, low self-esteem, loneliness, abuse, trauma, work, office life, caring roles, health, including Covid-19, or difficult emotions, perhaps shame, guilt, or fear...
Perhaps you feel ‘stuck’ or confused, or have a general sense of unhappiness. It may be that you feel at a crossroads and would like to work out which direction to take. Or perhaps you wish to gain a better understanding of who you are, and what you really want out of life...
Whatever it is, that’s okay
It’s a privilege to see how counselling has the potential to develop a new perspective, leading to a deeper understanding, and a positive new way of life.
Choices for you: I offer short-term counselling, working on more ‘conscious’ issues to help you right now, as well as longer term therapy, enabling you to explore beneath the surface of the issue - at your own pace - to raise awareness, and gain understanding about recent or past experiences and their potential impact on your life today.
No obligation chat: From personal experience, I understand how opening up to someone new can feel daunting, so you’re very welcome to get in touch for a no obligation chat, to ask questions, and get a sense of whether you feel comfortable and confident that you’re making the right choice for you.
During Covid, I’m working online via Zoom, or phone; you're very welcome to call for a free, no obligation chat: 07544 831297. I'd love to hear from you.
Together, whatever it is, we can find a positive way forward.
Psychologist Dr Carl Rogers believes we are all motivated to fulfil our potential, and to flourish - if the conditions are right: 'When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.'
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology, University of Reading; Advanced Level Diploma, Heartwood Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Training, Devon; Certificate of Counselling, Iron Mill College, Exeter; Registered Member of BACP, the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy; MHFA England, Mental Health First Aider, BBC; ASIST Suicide Intervention Skills training, Devon MIND; DBS certificate, linked to counselling work in an NHS GP practice; Coach at Skylite Associates, an affiliate of Lee Hecht Harrison; Ongoing participation in Continuing Professional Development courses (CPD).
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.
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
Counselling changes lives: As a member of BACP, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I follow their ethical code of conduct, where trust, respect, integrity and confidentiality are paramount. I support their philosophy: Counselling Changes Lives.
Coaching: I also offer coaching, particularly in relation to redundancy, work, or career transition. Please get in touch for further details.