Hi I’m Carol
It may sound a little cliché but I love what I do as a counsellor and hypnotherapist. Every day I get to make a positive impact in another persons life.
After a reasonably successful career in retail, I found that I wasn’t getting any joy or meaning from my work and wanted to follow my passion to help others. I trained as an Integrative therapist which meant I could learn about a variety of different approaches to human nature. One of the biggest things I believe is that one size does not fit all, we are all individuals with hugely different stories. In order to be able to help as many people as I could I wanted to have as many tools and techniques I could to make my therapy as individual as the person sitting in front of me.
I work with adults 18-200, and specialise in anxiety, depression and self esteem. Whilst volunteering at the charity Mind I found that a lot of mental health issues are quite closely interlinked, so although those are my specialities I have a lot of experience working with a wide range of problems
Qualifications and Registrations
Currently in the UK there are no laws for anyone who calls themselves a counsellor or hypnotherapist to have any form of qualifications or be a member of any organisations. To improve standards the government set up the Accredited Register program
I am currently a voluntary member of a register called the National Counselling Society (NCS) which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. In order to be accredited all members of NCS have had to prove they meet the demanding standards that the Professional Standards Authority have set. As a member of NCS I am bound by its Code of Ethical Practice and follow all guidance in order to stay fit to practice.
Qualifications Held, and further Development
Advanced Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory
Level 3 Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
Coaching Skills, Attachment in the Early Years, Understanding Depression and Anxiety, Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT, Conquering Anxiety, Integrated care: depression, anxiety and physical illness, CBT – Addressing Negative Thoughts