- Phone number
- 07702 872695
- Flexible hours available
Counselling during the Coronavirus Pandemic
Face to Face appointments will be considered on an individual basis from April 2021
I offer Zoom sessions for those people still nervous about Face To Face or for those people out of area situated in the UK.
About me and my therapy practice
Counselling can help you identify the positive changes possible to improve your emotional and psychological well-being to get your life back on track. I am here to offer my skills and experience to guide you on this journey.
The counselling process will enable you to develop a deeper understanding of yourself, your problems and why they exist as well as help you deal with them more effectively. I will work with you to find out what is happening in your life that is impacting on your mental health and emotional well-being. By the end of therapy, you will have a tool box of skills and strategies that can help you stay on the right track.
I currently work in private practice and also volunteer with a local Bereavement and Loss Service.
My early training, volunteering and experience was with bereavement and loss organisations and with survivors of physical, emotional, sexual abuse and domestic violence.
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 mental illness.
I have gained experience to work competently with depression, anxiety, panic; physical, emotional and sexual abuse, low self esteem, 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 and Counselling Directory.
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 use the buzzer on the side panel or text me upon arrival so I can allow you entry.
My first session
The first session together 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 well-being but are unsure how to go about it.
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 will also be asking you questions to understand what has brought you to me and whether my style can help you. 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 have carried out a Risk Assessment to ensure I have met the requirements to open my practice safely during the COVID 19 pandemic.
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