Caroline’s own professional and personal experiences in counselling have taught her that all challenges, no matter how difficult or painful, can bring opportunities for growth and empowerment. Counselling is a journey, it can be long or short term but it must have certain factors in place to allow change. She offers you a safe environment where you can share the issues you are facing, feel listened to without judgment and look together at ways to create a way forward.
Working with all ages from 2.5yr to 89yr+ requires different approaches with each individual. As an integrative counsellor she is able to draw on several different therapeutic approaches which she tailors to the needs of each client. When working with children she works very gently to understand their life events. Using creative play allows her to enter their world from their perspective. Caroline has undertaken further specialized training in child abuse and Autism, along with her CPCAB qualification in Children’s Counselling.
“Sometimes what you are most afraid of doing is the very thing that can set you free.”
Caroline is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Working within their Ethical Framework of good practice, she is committed to her personal and professional development as well as attending regular Clinical Supervision. She is DBS checked and holds full Professional Civil Liability Insurance.
Compassion and understanding are a very strong skill set which Caroline applies to Bereavement, and working for Cruse for several years afforded her a great deal of experience in this field. Being an animal lover and witnessing at times the grief caused by the loss of a client’s beloved pet led to her Diploma in Pet Bereavement.
Through her experiences working with children, students, adults and couples, she has worked with various issues including bereavement, loss, attachment, family problems, divorce, relationship difficulties, abuse, frustrations, self-esteem, racial discrimination, diversity, safeguarding, FGM, autism, LGBTQ issues, exam pressure, mental health, PTSD and rape.
“It is ok to get lost every once in a while. Sometimes getting lost is how we find ourselves.”