I am a fully qualified person centred counsellor and a registered member of the BACP(British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) spending 5 years studying and working with different kinds of clients. Working in a Person Centred Way means I can work with my clients in a non directive way offering a safe space in which to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions. My focus is to help you heal and energise and become aware of your inner strengths so you can live life to the full.
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Therapy.
I am a qualified CBT therapist and I can work solely with a client using this form of therapy or I can integrate this into my person -centred counselling sessions, depending on the clients needs. CBT is an effective psycho-social intervention that aims to improve mental health. It focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviours,improving emotional regulation,and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems.
Reiki and Mindfulness.
I am also a fully qualified Angelic Reiki Practitioner (Levels 1-4) Often emotions and trauma from past events get trapped in our energy centres and despite our interest in the health of our physical and mental bodies the energetic health of our being is not always addressed. Reiki helps to bring balance to the physical body, emotions and mind, and is a great and relaxing therapy to help with anything from physical pain to severe emotional suffering. I have seen many clients come for counselling that complain about physical conditions, aches and pains and skin disorders, and a lot of the time I can identify that their unconscious thoughts and emotions are affecting their physical health. Furthermore, I am training to become a mindfulness practitioner which can be integrated into counselling sessions if required.
Walk and Talk Therapy.
For some, outdoor space offers freedom, maybe the thought of sitting in a therapy room one to one feels too overwhelming and sometimes when we are feeling stuck it is good to get moving and the outdoors often helps people relax and let go of any tension.
Telephone and Online Counselling.
I can offer both telephone and online counselling sessions via ZOOM.
My name is Carol and I will start by sharing a little about my own life journey. Having received counselling myself over 20 years ago, it was life changing for me, I had many issues and found myself going from one bad relationship to the next and I was diagnosed with depression, I had hit rock bottom and that is when my own journey to recovery began. I am so thankful that I went to counselling ! Thereafter I had a passion for helping others and got involved in doing charity work as a mentor for Bolton Lads and Girls Club and also donating my time to help troubled families, working for the charity Home-Start UK. Tragically, I then lost my beloved daughter in an accident and my life once more hit rock bottom, it was one of the worse times of my life and I was diagnosed with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) so back to counselling I went and I also found much healing, not only through my counselling but also through having Reiki and practising Mindfulness. I knew the day after I had lost my daughter that I was going to train to become a counsellor, I want to help others and I can empathise and understand that life is not always easy.
What Can I help you with
• Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
• Low Self Esteem/Confidence
• Relationship Problems
• Sexual Abuse
• Attachment Issues
• Domestic Abuse
• I can explore any issue that you feel
burdened with or challenged by or that is
holding you back and stopping you
from enjoying your life and living it
to the full.
I can work with clients from all areas. I have a counselling Room in Astley, Greater Manchester and work from The Seraphina Centre in Ashton Under Lyne. I also have a counselling room in Bolton Town Centre.
For anyone that is housebound I can arrange home visits.