Hello! My name is Carmen and I am working as a private practitioner. I am working at the moment offering online, telephone and face to face sessions which can be changed between them if the current situation change.
I think no one could have predicted how long the restriction and the virus will last and with no end in sight yet, I want to remind you that if you’d like some extra support through this time, we can still work together via Zoom or telephone. It’s simple, even for very non-techy people, and just as effective as face to face. So if you’d like to resume sessions, just let me know and I’ll let you know the next step.
I feel so privileged to be able to support all my clients through this difficult time by moving my working office online / telephone when necessary. For many is more convenient than face to face sessions because there is no parking, travelling, being late......
You can have counselling sessions live streamed in your own house (or your own car). If you are having a difficult time at the moment with what it is going on in the world or with your previous difficulties and you could do with some extra support, drop me a message to see how I can help.
It is proved that online and telephone sessions as efficient as face to face because are based on honesty, building a relationship, empathy and 100% emotional support. Some people find it easier to talk over the phone, some wants to see each other. All the sessions are conducted in my private office in the same way like face to face.
About me: I am an extremely, competent, positive and enthusiastic person and I 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 a counsellor is to give people hope. I have 14 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 us 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.
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Learning difficulties, teenagers issues, family difficulties, bullying or concentration.
Concessions offered for
Counselling Students : Start from £35 (50 minutes)
Young People and Adults (Person Centred or Integrative): Start from £45 (50 minutes)
Couple: Start from £60 (60min)
Family: Start from £70 (90min)
For young people, under 18 years old, a consent form from their parents / carers needs to be completed before the first session.
Monday - Friday 09.30 -14:30
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.