HELLO AND WELCOME TO SOUL SPACE COUNSELLING
A space for you to unravel your thoughts and the emotions these bring
I'm a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I realise it can be daunting in many ways to take the first step to finding a counsellor. I'm glad you're here . I have experience of working with people experiencing anxiety and depression and all the emotions this brings up including feeling lonely, isolated or scared. You may be experiencing a new feeling or something which has been with you for a long time from a past trauma. I hope by providing a warm and welcoming space where you can begin to feel comfortable and at ease you can start to make sense of these feelings.
HOW I WORK
Hi I am Caroline, I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP working within their ethical framework. I have many years experience supporting adults, young people and families. This experience has helped me to understand how our environments, relationships and circumstances impact on our lives with lasting effects. I am a person centred counsellor which means I offer a space for you to breathe and unravel your thoughts and the emotions around them. By reflecting back these thoughts to you as we talk, I can give you the opportunity to take a look at the way you feel about your life without feeling judged or criticised. I will actively listen and offer very gentle enquiry as you talk so that I understand how things are for you and respond with empathy and compassion. I work by offering you these core conditions of person centred counselling, which means that you remain at the heart of your sessions. As our therapeutic relationship deepens I hope you will feel safe to explore further and start to adopt the changes you want to find a peaceful mind and a calmer thoughts.
HOW COUNSELLING CAN HELP
You are unique and so is the way you feel, by actively listening to you I will try to understand how things are for you and how your life is impacted by the issues you want to talk about. These are some of the conditions you may be experiencing and how counselling may help
Depression can trigger feelings of sadness, guilt, irritability, and feelings of hopelessness but also physical symptoms such as pain, stomach upset, fatigue, and restlessness If you are feeling depressed counselling can help you to discover and explore the root cause of your depression and regain your self-confidence.
Anxiety is a feeling of worry or fear that is a normal response to a range of different situations.
It can affect your mental health when you feel anxious every day and can’t remember when you last felt relaxed.
Counselling can help you explore the cause of these feelings, understand them and suggest ways of dealings with situations. A counsellor can help you learn how to cope with anxiety.
It can be overwhelming living day-to-day with intractable pain, by having a space to be listened to, feel understood and accepted, counselling can help increase a sense of hope and ability to cope with the pain. Counselling can help you examine the ways pain has been affecting social relationships, sleep patterns, eating habits, and ways of thinking
There's no 'one size fits all' when you are experiencing grief, everyone is different and counselling can help you understand your complex and painful emotions and reduce the distress you may have about how you are feeling
Counselling can help improve the way you relate to those around you and allow you to break free from old patterns of behaviour. I can provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment to help you identify issues or problems in a relationship and find a way through those difficulties.
Unrecovered trauma may result in
intrusive thoughts and images. What happened 20 years ago still feels like it’s happening today causing flashbacks and disturbed sleep. Being a hyper state of arousal can cause many emotions including intense fear and exhaustion. Counselling can provide a safe place to feel more grounded and explore your triggers and ways to cope
What to expect
If you would like to get in touch to talk about counselling sessions please email or call me. Our first session will be an opportunity for us to see if we are a 'fit' and if you would like to book further sessions. These can be weekly, fortnightly or even monthly. I can see you in person, remotely by video or on the telephone or a mix of all these. You don't need to decide now, we can talk about all of these things at your initial session.
All sessions are £40 for up to 1 hour.
I offer discount for students and I have a small number of 'pay what you can' sessions available.
Please do ask.