Carolyn is an Integrative Therapist having trained at the Minster Centre in London. She has been UKCP Accredited and Registered since 2002.
She has volunteered for CRUSE Bereavement Service since 2001. This shows her particular interest and experience in working with loss in all its guises. As part of Carolyn's training, she worked in a tertiary care day centre in the NHS. This gave her vast experience in working with adult survivors of sexual abuse and adults with mental illness, including depression and anxiety.
At present, she works for Rowan and in private practice. She also supervises other counsellors privately, as well as for CRUSE.
Carolyn combines psychodynamic and humanistic styles of counselling, which would include person-centred, solution-focused, CBT and other approaches, depending on what feels most appropriate to the individual client needs. Her experience is both in short-term, focussed work and in open-ended long-term work.
She enjoys counselling because of the relationship it creates between herself and the client. "In a safe space, when a client feels heard, understood, and supported, I find they move towards self understanding, acceptance and awareness, and thereby feel they have more choice."