Carrie Boyle

Carrie Boyle


Registered Member MBACP

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07952985056

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Therapist - Sittingbourne

Sittingbourne ME9
07952985056
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I specialise in helping adults heal, recover and reclaim life after trauma; releasing them from feeling hostage to what happened and finding balance and contentment without having to rely on medication. 

Whatever your experience and whether your trauma is reported or not, recent or historical, you've come to the right place!

• Have you been affected by domestic abuse, childhood abuse, bullying etc?

• Have you witnessed something distressing or are you the direct victim?

• Is your trauma the result of a single event or ongoing circumstances?

• Maybe you have been traumatised by something others deem insignificant but the impact on you is anything but

Flashbacks, nightmares, fear, isolation, depression, anxiety, anger, worthlessness, powerlessness etc are commonplace as are physical symptoms such as racing heart, trembling limbs, poor concentration, churning stomach. Not to mention hypervigilance, avoiding places/people and safety seeking rituals such as continually checking locks to ease our anxiety. Exhausting!

Imagine now a world in which you feel in control of your trauma responses rather than fearing them, a world in which you have learned to respond rather than react from a place of fear. Well, the good news is that world is within your reach. With my specific training and experience you can rest assured you are working with someone who has an in depth understanding of the issues and complexities that trauma brings. 

I am proud to say I have successfully worked clients, just like you; educating, supporting, and empowering them as they travel the road to recovery and a brighter 'new normal'. I’d like to start helping you to reclaim your life now so go ahead, drop me a line and take the first step of your recovery today.

Practice description

My private practice is located on the outskirts of Sittingbourne and just a few short miles from Maidstone.  Being situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the counselling room offers far reaching country views and provides a haven of peace and tranquility - the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains you may be dealing with.  

I also offer counselling online and 3yrs ago completed a Diploma specific to this way of working so you can feel confident you are working with someone experienced and who understands the additional considerations and complexities that working online can bring rather than having just 'switched to Zoom' due to Corona virus.  

  

My first session

Our initial consultation will involve discussing your presenting issue and exploring what you hope to achieve from your counselling sessions.  This gives us your goals for therapy ensuring you get best value from your investment in yourself.

Please note there is no obligation to continue with sessions after the consultation if  for example we did not feel comfortable or perhaps I felt an alternative therapist would be more suitable for your specific requirements in which case I would signpost you on.  

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

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

Languages spoken

English

Therapist - Sittingbourne

Sittingbourne ME10
07952985056
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I help clients overcome shyness and social anxiety, freeing them from its shackles leaving them feeling comfortable and at ease with themselves and others.

I used to be a lot like you; struggling with shyness and social anxiety. It was impossible to believe I could feel anything other than self-conscious and uncomfortable in the company of others. As the years passed shyness was my constant companion, impacting my thoughts, feelings, behaviours and physiology. I was told ‘you’ll grow out of it’ but for me that wasn’t the case. I’d been waiting to grow out of it for 25 years and nothing was changing. I realised if I wanted life to be different something had to change.

I needed to do things differently and I can help you do the same by understanding anxiety its purpose, effects and how to manage it effectively. Realising how your coping strategies perpetuate your anxiety and learning new ones. Identifying unhelpful thought patterns and learning how to not let them rule you. Increasing self-esteem and proving negative self-beliefs are wrong. Expanding your comfort zone

I write now still as that shy person but a different version. I now engage with friends and strangers without all the horrible physical sensations. I no longer lose sleep over upcoming events or ruminate on situations past. I feel at ease with who I am and am equally at ease in social situations. I join new groups and am not afraid to have my voice heard. So take heart those of you out there who can relate, I’ve been where you are, there is nothing that you haven’t felt, thought or said that I haven’t… I get it! The good news is it needn’t be the life sentence I once thought it was, there is hope, things changed for me and they can for you too.

Practice description

My private practice is located on the outskirts of Sittingbourne and just a few short miles from Maidstone. Being situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the counselling room offers far reaching country views and provides a haven of peace and tranquillity - the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains you may be dealing with.

I also offer counselling online and 3yrs ago completed a Diploma specific to this way of working so you can feel confident you are working with someone experienced and who understands the additional considerations and complexities that working online can bring rather than having just 'switched to Zoom' due to Corona virus.  

My first session

Our initial consultation will involve discussing your presenting issue and exploring what you hope to achieve from your counselling sessions. This gives us your goals for therapy ensuring you get best value from your investment in yourself.

Please note there is no obligation to continue with sessions after the consultation if for example we did not feel comfortable or perhaps I felt an alternative therapist would be more suitable for your specific requirements in which case I would signpost you on.

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

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

Languages spoken

English

Supervisor - Sittingbourne

Sittingbourne ME9
07952985056
Sessions from £50.00

Features

About me and my therapy practice

My supervision Diploma has prepared me to work with both individuals and groups, working across varying modalities and incorporating creative work.  My aim is to facilitate a supportive and collegiate supervision forum where we can learn from each other. 

For me, the supervisory relationship is a collaborative one in which we openly explore your work in a way that helps support your personal and professional development  as well as ensuring professional and ethical integrity.   I consider the overall aim of my role as supervisor as supporting you to be of most benefit to your clients within the contexts being worked with, best you can, following your preferred theoretical orientation. 

To guide us in this process, my work is primarily informed by The Seven-Eyed Supervision model developed by Peter Hawkins and Robin Shohet in 1985.  As suggested by the name, this model considers seven distinct aspects of the therapeutic process, focussing on the relationships between client, therapist and supervisor and on the interplay between each.  By looking through each ‘eye’ we can see a different side of the whole of your supervision session.   I also hold in mind Stoltenberg and Delworth’s (1987) Developmental Model’  to assist in assessing where the supervisee sits developmentally and then to provide support and feedback appropriate to that stage whilst aiding progression to the next stage.   By combining these two models I feel that I am able to really focus on your needs and development from a variety of angles.

As a registered member of the BACP,  I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework and the guidance in the BACP Supervision Competence Framework but am happy to work with those registered with alternative membership bodies.   

Get in touch if you are looking for Supervision support.  Working over zoom nationwide and face to face in North West Kent.

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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

Languages spoken

English