Cassie Carson Dip. Couns, MBACP
The Lodge Practice
9A High Street
I am a fully qualified, experienced Counsellor and offer a professional service in comfortable, confidential surroundings. I am currently working in private practice seeing adults, young people and children.
People seek counselling for a vast range of reasons from stress and anxiety, problems resulting from past traumas including physical, emotional and sexual abuse, bereavement, relationship or family issues, feelings of depression, anger or shame....For whatever reason it is that you feel unhappy with your life, lost or unable to cope counselling can offer you a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment to explore what is troubling you. As a Humanistic counsellor I believe that we all have the capacity to make the positive changes we desire in our lives. I work WITH my clients to help them to make the changes they want to and help them to move forward. I do not advise, as I believe that everyone has their “own expert” within them, and the ability to discover the resources in themselves for personal growth and healing.
Within a safe, confidential space I will listen to you without judgement. Through helping you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, this will enable you to gain new perspectives and find new paths in your life. I will use my theoretical knowledge and experience of the Humanistic Counselling models within my work with clients. I also use CBT to help clients understand their thinking process. However, one size does not fit all; each person is unique and I will therefore draw upon my knowledge to suit the individual client.
As part of my further training I am due to complete a masters degree in child and adolescent psychotherapy in May 2018. This has provided me with an in depth knowledge of child development along with the important skills to work effectively with this age group. I have extensive experience of working in schools and I am currently providing therapy services at the following schools; The Holmesdale School (secondary) in Snodland, Royal Rise Primary school in Tonbridge, and Nexus school (Special needs) in Tonbridge.
I believe strongly in the importance of the relationship between the client and counsellor and this being an important aspect of the therapeutic process. For this reason I offer a no-charge informal consultation in order for us to meet, and for you to decide if I am the right counsellor for you or your child.
I am a member of the BACP and I practice in accordance with their code of ethical framework. I hold an enhanced CRB certificate.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Wealden Institute, Crowborough) - BACP Accredited Course.
Masters degree in Integrative Child and adolescent Psychotherapy- due to complete May 2018. UKCP accredited course.
TA 101 - Certificate in Transactional Analysis (Wealden Institute, Crowborough).
Courses taken in the following;
'TA & Working with Children'
'Working with Adolescents'
'Treating Traumatised Children'
'An introduction to sand tray'
'Art based therapy'
'Attachment & Trauma'
'Attachment informed psychotherapy: an integrative neuroscience-based model'
'Trauma & Recovery'
'Attachment, attachment disorder and Trauma'
'Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training'
Equine Assisted Therapy
Certificate in Counselling Skills (Wealden Institute, Crowborough).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Learning difficulties
£45.00 for individual sessions with adults or children.
FREE 15-20 minute initial consultation.
Free carpark available for appointments in Crowborough.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evening appointments available. Please contact me for further information.
Types of client