Caroline Marshall

Caroline Marshall


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07702 872695

Contact Caroline

Therapist - Stafford

Stafford ST16
07702 872695
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

Counselling during the Coronavirus Pandemic

I offer sessions via Zoom for those people still nervous about meeting Face To Face and for those people out of area situated in the UK. 

Face to Face appointments will be considered, however, this will be assessed prior to meet up to minimise risk and keep us safe. 

I have carried out a Risk Assessment to ensure I have met the requirements to open my practice safely during the pandemic. 

About me and my therapy practice

I will work with you to find out what is happening in your life that has prompted you to seek counselling for yourself.  Through the process you will develop a better understanding of yourself, your problems and why they exist. 

I have the skills and experience to enable you to identify the positive changes possible to improve your emotional and psychological well-being to get your life back on track.

By the end of therapy, you will have a tool box of skills and strategies that can help you stay on the right track.

 Background:

My early training, volunteering and experience was with bereavement and loss organisations and with survivors of physical, emotional, sexual abuse and domestic violence.  I currently offer my time as a bereavement counsellor to the Stafford Bereavement and Loss Support Service (SDBLSS).

Before moving into private practice, I worked as a Therapist in a local Primary Care Service that received referrals from GP surgeries and the Mental Health Team for people struggling with their mental health.

I am able to work competently with depression, anxiety, panic; physical, emotional and sexual abuse, low self esteem, low confidence, bereavement, loss, long term illness; work related stress; relationship difficulties.

I am also aware that certain people might benefit from a different approach to my own and I would always endeavour to point you in the appropriate direction for your needs if I cannot support you .

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile; you can also find more information about how I work from my website: www.carolinecounselling.co.uk.

Practice description

Central Stafford location

Oakridge Business Centre is situated off the north side of the A518 not far from Stafford Hospital and approximately three quarters of a mile from Stafford Town Centre. 

A regular bus service also runs to Stafford Hospital from the town centre and stops on the main Weston Road close to the location.  Junction 14 of the M6 is approximately two miles away.

Oakridge is an historic building with lots of character and is set in a quiet location at the end of a sweeping driveway behind secure gates.

When arriving at the gates, you can phone or text me upon arrival to allow you entry. 


My first session

The first meeting is more about making you feel at ease and gathering relevant information so I can understand what has brought you to therapy and what you would like to gain from our time together.

It may be you just need someone to listen without judgement, or you might be looking for some guidance on how to make some positive changes to improve your overall well-being but are unsure how to go about it. 

For example, are you on medication, does your GP know you are here, have you had therapy before, if so, when and why, some background information and general questions about your overall well-being and your support network, i.e. who is really there for you.  I will be interested to know what you want to get out of coming to see me by enquiring as to your expectations or therapy goals. 

I can answer any questions or allay any fears you may have about the therapy. It is crucial you feel comfortable enough with me to be able to share your personal story with me.

I am happy to offer an initial chat over the phone before you decide whether to go ahead with booking an Initial Assessment with me.  When we do meet, you are not obliged to book an appointment after our first contact as I would not want you to feel pressured.  

You will know if it felt right and will pick up the phone to re-book if this is something you feel would be beneficial to you. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma

Types of therapy

CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited