Carla Thompson

Carla Thompson

Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

Languages spoken: Dutch

Contact information

Phone number
07890 425960

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Therapist - RUGELEY

07890 425960
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I am a BACP Senior Accredited and Registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor. The 25 years working as a psychotherapist has provided me with a broad experience and access to a valuable resource provided by different approaches and models. Originally trained as an Adlerian  counsellor, based on the Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler, I now work as an Integrative psychotherapist with a specific interest in a Mindful approach to life. 

Although now returning to seeing clients face to face, I continue to provide therapy and coaching on line and by phone.

I have a Diploma in Integrative Supervision and provide supervision for qualified therapists and trainees on placement, face to face as well as by phone or online.

I work as a Consultant Supervisor with supervisors working towards accreditation and those interested in discussing the supervision they provide.

 I draw on several theoretical approaches to benefit the wellbeing of the client. Together we work on developing strategies that give the client greater self awareness, different choices, opportunities for change and possible solutions. 

Some clients ask for coaching to be more effective as a parent, child, partner, friend and in the workplace, for skills and strategies that help them feel more confident, more assured to meet these challenges.

Practice description

My therapy practice takes place at my home where I have a counselling room set aside solely for that purpose. . As stated above, I am seeing clients face to face in a Covid compliant environment, but continue working online and via phone contact which offers more flexibility. Zoom, Microsoft Team, Skype and FaceTime are the most popular. For clients not on-line or who feel more comfortable with a phone call that is a much valued option.

My first session

Prior to your first session, you will receive a counselling contract that explains the more practical aspects of counselling, length of sessions, confidentiality and cancellation procedure, fees as well as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) details. It provides a secure and confidential agreement between us. Read it before you get to your first session when we spend a little more time on it and, if you decide to continue working with me, we both sign it.

The first session provides you with time to explain the reason for having asked for counselling, and what you hope to achieve from the sessions. Each client is different. Sometimes it is a much longed for opportunity to express their need and emotions, for others it is a wanting to know more about the counselling process, asking questions, and for most it is something in between the two.  You can ask your therapist anything . Always let me know when you don't understand something.

For me as your counsellor, it provides opportunity to explain how I work, to check that I can offer you what you are looking for. Counselling is very much based on a good working relationship and therefore it is important

If you feel you would like to book another session, we discuss how best that would work for you. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Adlerian, Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Family therapy, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Supervisor - RUGELEY

01889 584926
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About me and my therapy practice

I offer telephone and on-line (Skype) supervision

Types of therapy

Adlerian, Integrative, Solution focused brief therapy, Transpersonal

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited