Time for a Change? Time to start Living...
Do you feel like you need to make some changes in your life? Maybe give up some habits, addictions or think about doing something differently in your life or career? Or maybe you have just separated, divorced or recently come out of a relationship? I have many years\' experience in counselling and working for the NHS as a social worker helping people with relationship issues, anxiety, depression and drugs / alcohol problems, and enjoy helping others to achieve their potential in life. In the NHS I was trained in motivational interviewing techniques and CBT skills which are effective ways to help people identify what they want in life and how they might create some change for themselves.
I offer a warm, private, and confidential service where you can be supported to explore and address what is making you feel unhappy. The most common feedback I get is that I help people feel more confident and more able to make the changes that they want in their lives. The second most common feedback I get is that people do not feel judged by me - this is because I have many years\' experience in this type of work, and because I believe anyone could be made to feel vulnerable at different times in their lives - dependent on what is happening. It is at this time we all need some support to feel more resilient and think about "where next?".
Sometimes it\\\\\\\'s difficult to figure out how to do this on your own - a skilled counsellor will not advise or judge you - but will help you to think about what is going on and how you could take more control over your personal circumstances.
I am a registered counsellor & coach and I draw on different approaches & techniques in my work to find the best way to work with each person I see. As I coach I help people explore their skill set and make decisions about career change, and in this role I am currently working with managers in health and social care - helping them to develop their resilience, examine their careers and develop their management and supervision skills at work. I have also worked with people who feel they are being bullied at work or at home and support them to help find a way to change this situation. Please make contact with me to discuss how I can help you.
Caroline Skinner - Registered Therapeutic Counsellor & Coach (Dip Therapeutic Counselling / MBACP (773449) / C.Q.S.W. / Masters PETHS / BA Hons)