Testimonials

Here are a selection of comments that past clients have made:

I did my research to find the right counsellor for my needs and I am pleased to say I made an excellent choice.  Caroline provided an empathic and accepting environment, in which I felt able to explore some difficult aspects of my life in greater depth and at my own pace.    The self-awareness I gained continues to help me to view myself and my life events in more constructive ways.  
Thank you Caroline for the wonderful work you do. (2017)

'I want to let you know how grateful I am for the counselling you provide and how bloody good you are at your job! I finally think I understand and can 'feel' what I have read in a million personal devlopment books. My demons are powerful, but that power is mine...I hope to focus that power to great greatness. I just wanted you to know that you are really good at what you do, thankyou.'(2016)

'Thankyou so much for all your help and encouragement to think differently about things.' (2016)

'Thankyou so very much for helping me through the toughest time in my life, losing my mum. Counselling sessions with you helped me to enjoy living again and to come to terms with what was happening to mum. I definitely could not have got through it all without you. Thankyou so much.' (2014)

'Thankyou Caroline, for all the help and support you gave me over the past nine months; without you I would not have made this progress and restored my confidence as a person. You are exceptionally good at what you do.' (2013)

'I'd just like to thank you for helping me. I feel my life is back on track again finally.' (2013)

 'After being in and out of counselling for the past twelve years you have made the difference which no other counsellor did.'(2012) 

'Thank you so much for your time and your patience. Your unselfish giving to me as another person helped me to feel supported during our sessions and gave me the confidence to explore my problems with you.'  (2012)

'Thank-you for guiding us through a difficult time in our lives. Listening to us, supporting us, helping us to cope.' (Couple, 2011)

'Thank-you for the help and support you gave me during my counselling sessions. This has not only had a very positive influence on my life but has also turned around the way I look at counselling-now I know that there are people out there who can talk to you and understand what's happening to you.'  (2011)

'I particularly liked the way that you were genuinely sympathetic but never indulged my negative thoughts and at times gently challenged me.(2011)

 


 ...and some words from my last employer:

I have known Caroline on a professional basis for over 10 years. I employed Caroline in 2001 as a counsellor working in an established specialist alcohol service  (Worcestershire Community Alcohol Team). This service provided longer term specialised alcohol counselling to those people who were directly affected by their own use of alcohol and to those affected by someone else’s drinking. We offered a range of therapeutic interventions, from advice and information to brief solution focussed work through to longer term in depth counselling. Caroline delivered the full spectrum of interventions.

Caroline works primarily from a humanistic perspective and works with individuals to achieve their full potential. She works at enabling and encouraging people to make changes at a pace directed by the client. Caroline comes from the positivism school of thought that firmly believes that people can change. Helping individuals to understand why they use alcohol and what function it has for them is paramount in the change process.

Caroline is a very experienced counsellor and I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone who needed help. She is an accredited counsellor with BACP and adheres closely to a code of conduct /ethics. Caroline also attends for clinical supervision with an accredited supervisor which ensures that she is working appropriately and safely with her clients and clients should be comforted that they are getting a professional service.

 

Barney Colgan Bsc (Hons), RMN, Dip He Couns, Dip He ILM, Dip HE Adts

(former manager Worcestershire Community Alcohol Team)