- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
I have appointments available throughout the week, including Monday and Thursday evening.
About me and my therapy practice
Hi I’m Carolyn, I work with people who feel stuck and have lost a sense of who they are. This might show up as anxiety, low self-esteem, sadness and depression or feeling out of sorts. You might be overwhelmed and stressed from a busy workload and outer obligations, all contributing to a sense of worthlessness and lack of direction.
In my counselling room you can bring any issues to the table, even if you don’t fully understand them - I often hear “I have a good life, I shouldn’t feel this way”. Thoughts like these carry so much internal judgement, working together we can explore those judgements and start to carry them differently.
As the client, you will be able to set the pace and direction of what we cover in sessions and I will respond to your lead. I understand that starting counselling can be intimidating and even the prospect of growth and moving in a positive direction can feel frightening because it may be a leap into the unknown. I aim to attend our sessions as myself while fully engaged in your experiences. People have said they feel supported during their sessions and while it can be difficult to share hard experiences it also helps to lighten their load. The benefit of this is it can help you access your resilience and increase self-awareness which can help you to gain trust in your inner knowing.
In my work I am led by compassion and I am also passionate about people finding space in their lives for more positive experiences. I think that this has a restorative, recharging effect.
Counselling offers a contained confidential 50 minute window in your week in which you can gain clarity, insight and might look at your issues from a new perspective. If you would like to find more balance in your life and discover and explore what lies beyond your problems I want to help empower you to access your sense of contentment, purpose and joy.
As an integrative counsellor, I draw from theoretical frameworks that are appropriate depending on what you bring to the sessions, being client led means I work collaboratively with you to find which interventions are the right fit for you. My main modalities are CBT, Person Centred Therapy and Transactional Analysis.
Over the past few years, I have specialised in working with clients suffering with issues such as anxiety, low self-esteem, and a loss of a sense of self. I also have experience with depression and grief.
I work online or in person from my counselling room in Cheadle Hulme.
I'm a fully qualified counsellor with a level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I am a Registered member of the BACP and abide by their ethical framework.
My first session
Prior to the first session, I offer a call or an online video call (approximately 15-20 minutes). This offers you a chance to find out more about how I work, ask me any questions and for you to tell me what is bringing you to counselling. This is useful to help us decide if we might work well together.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Loss, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work