Counselling

Professional Therapy

Especially for Women

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It can be hard constantly trying to hold everything together in life.


Confidential counselling can help.

Counselling can help with...

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Stress
  • Spiritual searching
  • Life transitions
  • Negative body image
  • Low mood and confidence

Helping you to...

  • Feel less anxious
  • Lift your well-being
  • Sleep better
  • Explore new ideas
  • Cope with difficult feelings
  • Improve your interpersonal skills

The issues you choose to bring to counselling to explore can help you understand yourself more.

This can guide you in making informed choices which can feel empowering in helping you find your way forward.

I’m experienced in working with women and…

  • Female Health Conditions

  • Menopause

  • Motherhood

  • Life Traumas

  • Neurodiversity

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Relationships

  • Career Challenges

  • Fertility Issues

  • Being Childless

  • Chronic Health Issues

  • Sexuality and Identity

Maybe you’re struggling with what it means for you to be a woman, how you manage your life and how you relate to others.

Whatever you’re going through, I’m here for you, to help you make sense of your world, no matter how complicated or messy it feels.

Counselling can help you understand thinking patterns that may not feel helpful for you.

Perhaps you notice you…

  • Strive for perfection

  • Have a fear of failure

  • Never feel ‘enough'

  • Feel overwhelmed

  • Lack boundaries

  • Fear others judge you

  • Are overly self-critical

  • Feel like an imposter

  • Worry all the time

  • Are stuck in comparison mode

HI. I'M CAROLINE...

I’m a BACP accredited female person-centred counsellor. Having been working as a therapist for many years, I feel it a privilege to work with so many women who trust me with their stories and struggles.

So why did I become a counsellor? I volunteered with a national mental health charity years ago and my passion for supporting people with their emotional health grew, guiding me to completing a counselling degree.

I’m devoted to supporting women of all ages and backgrounds through life’s challenges.

I believe in the importance of being accepted, of having someone on your side, free of judgements and creating a trusting relationship that truly supports you. Counselling together offers a safe space for you to be heard and help you find your way forward.

That's why I feel honoured to be a therapist. To be with you and support you in understanding yourself more to be able to truly shine.

COUNSELLING

IS SELF-CARE

Like yoga but different.

It’s caring for your emotional and spiritual well-being through exploring your feelings.

Whether you’re feeling alone, experiencing difficult emotions or seeking some clarity in your life, counselling can help.

Research shows us that 80% of clients in counselling end up in a better place than those who don’t seek help.

Private counselling puts you in control of what you want to work on, when and for how long.

No GP referrals or long waiting lists.

You can safely explore what you choose, free of judgement, creating an opportunity for greater self-discovery, reflection and positive change.

As your counsellor, I'm here to support you with any issues you choose; this can be a healing process that enables you to feel heard, understood and offers fresh insights into your challenges.

Counselling is a good way to explore your emotions, helping create a more authentic you that feels more in control and harmonious.

COUNSELLING TOGETHER IS...

  • Confidential

  • Open

  • Unconditional Positive Regard

  • Safe

  • Empathetic

  • Listening

  • Learning

  • Inner Work

  • Non-directive

  • Genuine

"I'm delighted with the results of committing to work with Caroline. The very nature of my anxiety and procrastination meant that in itself was a huge obstacle to overcome and I'm so proud of myself to have done that with Caroline's support. "

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"The support and guidance I got from Caroline truly changed my life. I felt she really understood me and helped me open my mind to new possibilities."

"Caroline was empathetic, welcoming and made me feel instantly comfortable. I greatly benefited from her care and attention. The sessions we had together seemed to fly by and I felt encouraged and empowered to make some positive changes which helped my home/work life balance immensely."

"The warmth and kindness of Caroline and what she offers is amazing. I'm so glad I chose to make a commitment to myself to live a better life and with the sessions I've had, I now feel I can. Thanks Caroline!"

"I reached out for support in a time that was a transition for me, with lots of uncertainties and questions to reflect on. Caroline provided me with a space to express my doubts and learn how to better handle changes and transitions. Her support was essential for me to move on to a next phase of my life."

"Sessions with Caroline encouraged me to explore my feelings and thoughts without judgement. I felt heard, supported and empowered to take care of myself."

COUNSELLING FAQS

Why should I choose you as my therapist?

When choosing a therapist or counsellor - both words mean the same - it is important to look for two things.

Firstly, that they are registered with a recognised professional body such as The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Visit the BACP Register where you can verify my status (Caroline Harland Registration Number 382458).

I am also accredited (MBACP (Accred)) which means I have passed BACP's higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner.

Secondly, a recognised qualification from a reputable institution. I hold both a BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling awarded by Middlesex University, as well as a Diploma in Counselling from The Metanoia Institute which is a highly regarded organisation specialising exclusively in counselling and psychotherapy training.

It's really important to create a trusting therapeutic relationship that is right for you. That's why I offer a FREE 15 minute chat over the phone before your first session so we can make sure we're a good fit together.

Where do sessions take place?

I offer a blended approach of in-person at London Bridge and / or online via Google Meet or the telephone so you can be based anywhere in the UK for sessions. Get in touch to have a chat!

How many sessions do I need?

Although there is no minimum or maximum, often 10-20 weekly sessions can be particularly beneficial.

While some clients continue for years, others feel ready to stop after 6 sessions.

It's a personal choice and something we can discuss together in regular reviews to ensure you're getting all you need from sessions.

I'm interested to know more. What's the next step?

Book in for a FREE 15 minute chat to see we're a good fit. Simply follow the link to choose a time and day to suit you and I'll call you.

How much does it cost?

It is £60 per online/telephone session, payable securely in advance online.

It is £70 per in-person session. Cash in session or invoiced and paid within 48 hours of session.

I do offer some student and concession rates. Please contact me to confirm if I have current availability.

What if you can't help me?

Getting the right support for yourself is important. I offer a FREE 15 minute chat over the phone to discuss your needs and expectations before a potential first session with no obligation to continue.

Rest assured that I will only suggest we are able to continue working together if we feel we are a good fit together and that I can work ethically to a high, professional standard.

If for any reason, this is not the case, at any point, I will endeavour to signpost you to more helpful support for your needs.

Do you accept any health insurance?

Yes. I am registered with both AXA and AVIVA. Make sure to mention this when we chat!

I'm feeling really nervous. Can you reassure me?

It's totally understandable to feel nervous. Perhaps you've not had a good experience in the past. Or talking to a stranger feels daunting. Maybe the journey to finding the right therapist for you is proving tough. Whatever your concerns, I'm here for you.

I'm ready to see if we're a good fit to work together. Book a FREE 15 minute chat. No pressure. No obligations.

Professional Information

Experience

NHS Sexual Assault Referral Unit

NHS IAPT Adult Talking Therapy Service

Therapeutic Charity Staff Support Worker

Local Cost Local Community Service for Young Families

Training

BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling

Counselling Diploma

Neurolinguistic Practitioner (NLP)

Positive Psychology Certificate

Mindfulness and Meditation Certificate

Online and Telephone Counselling Certificate

Memberships

BACP (Accred)

Registered Member

(382458)

Public and Professional Insurance

ICO Registered (GDPR compliant)

DBS Certificate

Values

As a registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I embody The Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and The Online and Phone Therapy User Guide 2021.

I am committed to fulfilling BACP requirements for regular supervision and Continuing Professional Development.

Insurance

I am registered to accept insurance from:

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