Carmen Marin - Elli's Angel Counselling And Psychotherapy
Hello! My name is Carmen and I am working as a private practitioner.
About me: I am an extremely, competent, positive and enthusiastic person. I’m the type of person that works well in hardworking environment. I have excellent interpersonal skills and communication; enjoy interacting with people that have different cultures and backgrounds. I like to help other people and feel that one of my strong points is my uplifting personality. The reason I become psychologist is to give people hope. I have 13 years experience working with children, adults, families and couples.
I can offer Person Centered Therapy, Integrative Therapies, Systemic Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).
I am an experienced therapist working in a private practice, with a wide range of clients, issues, situations and circumstances. I worked before in schools, drug and alcohol rehab and occupational health (EAP and assessments).
It never ceases to amaze me, the strength and courage my clients have in taking that first step into counseling.
I absolutely love what I do. I consider it a tremendous privilege to have helped and worked alongside so many people who have undergone personal growth and development, making sustainable changes to their lives for the better.
How counselling works: While providing a safe and supportive environment that honours your life experiences, difficulties and future plans, I am determined to facilitate awareness, power and will to develop your understanding of yourself and help you cultivate self-love, healthy relationships and ultimately to build a happier life.
First session: In the first session you will meet me in my private practice (via online or telephone) for the first time. Sessions last for 50 minutes, and take place in a quiet room with just two of you present. A number of things will be covered such as confidentiality, data protection and session timings.
I will ask you questions that will help me to understand your surface problem(s) before we can explore any deeper issues.
Some questions asked may include:
- Why you want a specific therapy
– Why you sought therapy
– Your personal history and current situation
– Your family history
You may find these weekly sessions fly past once you start to open up. The type of counselling I offer is one where the relationship between you and me is central to the counselling sessions and where a greater understanding of your concerns can be achieved.
Online counselling / Telephone counselling: For some conditions, online / telephone therapy can be just as effective as in-person treatment.Why is it useful? Well, if you live miles away from any counsellors, struggle going outside, or like the idea of getting help in your own home, then it’s a flexible alternative. Some people find it’s a good first step towards face-to-face counselling too.
Exceptions: For Trauma and abuse treatment face to face is recommended.
Training, qualifications & experience
South Liverpool Domestic Abuse Services, Liverpool - Voluntary course on domestic violence and Freedom Program training
NCFE Level 2 qualification for Working in the Health Sector - North Lindsey College, UK
Equality and Diversity Level 2, Selby College, UK
Training Course in Couple & Family Therapy (equivalent of a Master degree)
PGD in CBT - University of Salford, Manchester
Master Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy- Salford University, Manchester - Person Centred Therapy
Graduate Member (MBPsS) and Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) - The British Psychological Society, UK
Bachelor Degree and Teacher in Psychology - The Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Psychology - "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Learning difficulties, teenagers issues, family difficulties, bullying or concentration.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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Counselling Students and Jobseeker (Person Centred or Integrative) : £30 (50 minutes)
Counselling Students and Jobseeker (CBT): £40
Children, Young People and Adults (Person Centred or Integrative): £35 (50 minutes)
Children, Young People and Adults (CBT): £45
Couple: £45 (60min)
Family: £60 (90min)
For children / young people, under 18 years old, a consent form from their parents / carers needs to be completed before the first session.
If the child is between 4 years old and 16 years old an initial meeting with parents / careers (without child) needs to be arranged and will be charged £30 and after I can start working with the referred child / young person. At the end of therapy if requested a review / feedback session may be organised (with the child) for 20 minutes, free of charge.
Counseling and psychotherapy can help with specific areas of your life such as depression, stress, anxiety, loss, grief & bereavement, low self esteem, confidence, anger management, relationship issues and family difficulties, bullying, learning difficulties, addictions, feeling down and suicidal thoughts, to name a few.
It could be that you don't know exactly what's troubling you, you just know that you feel stuck and unable to move forward. With the right counselor, therapy allows you the safety and luxury to self-indulge and explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions; it can help you to put things into perspective and make positive changes to your life.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Romanian and English|
Parking can be on site or on the street. Close to M62, M6, M53. Walking distances from train stations (Whiston, Rainhill, Prescot) or bus stops.
Tuesday - Friday - 10.00 till 15.00; Saturday 9.30 till 12.30 for children / students in full time education.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|