About Carola

Hello, I am Carola, an independent professional counsellor and counselling supervisor. With over twenty years of experience I am able to work with most issues and I am qualified to work with individuals, couples, families and young people. I have a particular interest in helping people build better relationships and I have had specialist training in couples work from Relate and ICEEFT (the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy). While I draw from the most effective research based approaches I also take care to offer a respectful, non-judgemental confidential place that will help you resolve your concerns in whatever way is right for you. In the past I have worked as an NHS counsellor and alongside my private work I currently work as a counsellor, counselling supervisor and trainer with Relate.

Professional Qualifications

  • MA Counselling Studies
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling
  • Relate Certificate in Couples Counselling 
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Externship
  •  Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervision.
  • Certificate in CBT
  • Post-qualifying Certificate in Systemic Practice
  • Certificate in Counselling Young People (age 10-18)
  • Certificate in Art and Person-centred Therapy
  • Diploma in Coaching
  • BA (Hons.) Social Science
Having been trained in a number of approaches I can tailor how I work to meet your individual need and in the initial session we would discuss what you would find most helpful. I describe myself as an integrative practitioner, but particularly draw from attachment, systemic and person-centred theory.  

MBACP Accredited and Registered

The logo on the header above shows you that I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and also that I am both Registered and Accredited with them. But what does Accreditation and Registration actually mean?

It is not widely understood that there is no statutory regulation of counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. Anyone can advertise as a counsellor and so voluntary regulation through Registration was introduced by the government as an official kite mark of minimum standards. BACP sets, promotes and maintains standards for the profession and was the first organisation to achieve recognition for their register. BACP membership requires a commitment to high standards of practice and ethics and includes ensuring that casework is regularly discussed with a counselling or psychotherapy supervisor.

Accreditation demonstrates an additional level of skills, knowledge and experience above the minimum required by the Register and “is the benchmark for the competent, experienced practitioner” (BACP, 2015).
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