My name is Charlotte and I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and CPCAB Tutor.
How I work
I provide one-to-one talking therapy for a range of problems. I am predominantly Person-Centered however I am trained in Psychodynamic and Existential. I have some knowledge of CBT but I cannot work purely within this modality, I use CBT skills to assist a client if it is beneficial for them.
Person-Centered means that I will work at a clients pace and ensure we work with what the client wants to work on. This approach gives you the opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings and be empathically understood in a safe environment.
Psychodynamic means that we work with your past, look at your self-awareness and understanding of how past events influence present behaviours.
Counselling with me can be short-term or open ended.
We will meet for an initial assessment first where I can find out more about you and what you would like to achieve from Counselling and it gives you the opportunity to find out more about me and the counselling I provide. From here we can decide I am the right Counsellor for you and how best we can work together.
I currently run a small private practice in Stevenage Old Town but from May 2020 this will be expanded and will be run from the SG2 area of Stevenage.
I am a CPCAB Tutor for the Bedfordshire Centre for Therapeutic Studies. I have experience of teaching the Level 2 and Level 3 Counselling courses. From September 2020 (virus dependent) I will be co-tutoring the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
I was the Counselling Co-ordinator for The Bedford College Group for 2 academic years. My role was to co-ordinate, support and manage a team of trainee counsellors. I assessed students and ensured they saw a counsellor that was a good fit for them. I also counselling students with more complex needs, including but not limited to; hearing voices, PTSD symptoms, self-harm and suicidal ideation.
I have a lot of previous experience working with 12-18 year olds within a school setting. I have also worked with adults within the school; parents and members of staff.
I hold a current DBS.
I am fully up-to-date with Safeguarding to young people and adults.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP and I am eligible for accreditation.
I attend regular Supervision and CPD Training (Continual Professional Development).
£40 per session
I do offer concessionary rates for students, apprentices, those on low income or in receipt of benefits/pension and keyworkers.
If this sounds like the type of talking therapy that you require please do not hesitate to contact me. I am happy to answer any questions that you may have.
I respond to emails/telephone correspondence Monday-Saturday. I aim to respond the same day but please do bear with me during holiday periods.
From late 2020 I will be working from the SG2 area of Stevenage.