- Counsellor and EMDR Therapist - Adult
Carole is a BACP accredited Counsellor with over 17 years experience working with adults who present with a wide variety of issues. She is also a qualified EMDR therapist, and a Counselling Supervisor
Carole will work with you to explore the issues which are troubling you to help you to overcome these problems and help you feel more in control of your daily life.
Carole works in private practice and has worked for many years as a practitioner in GP’s practices in Newcastle working with a range of different problems such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and work-related stress. As an experienced EMDR therapist, Carole also works with trauma symptoms including panic attacks, childhood abuse, PTSD and other trauma-based difficulties. She uses EMDR therapy for clients who have undergone a significant life event which might include sexual abuse, grief and loss, bullying in the workplace, physical attacks or accidents, the after effects of which the client may be currently experiencing. Carole listens to her client’s needs and will tailor the therapy to best suit the client using integrated psychotherapy and counselling or EMDR for trauma-based and some longer term problems.
She is interested in working with people and their life-stories. As part of her qualification she studied imagery and metaphor and how to write stories for her clients. She continued the work having received positive feedback from clients who found seeing their stories on paper and hearing their stories in the sessions gave them hope for the future. Carole found this work both satisfying and therapeutic and now writes children’s stories and sci-fi comedy as a hobby.
Qualifications & Experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Distinction.) - 2004
Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy - 2005
Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders & Obesity (National Centre for Eating Disorders.)
Certificate in Supervision - 2007
EMDR Practitioner - qualified 2014
EMDR with Military and Veteran Clients (A Workshop with Matthew Wesson, EMDR Europe Accredited Trainer.)
BACP Accreditation - August 2021
Other workshops include:
Mindfulness, Sleep Hygiene, Using Art in Therapy, Advanced Skills in Supervision