Carrie Charles | Accredited Counsellor | Cardiff | NCS

Carrie Charles

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS17-05271

Location: Cardiff

During these uncertain times life can feel overwhelming. I can listen and help you to explore your emotions in a safe, non-judgemental space. I have a compassionate and holistic approach to counselling with my ethos being to ‘Help the client to help themselves’. I can help you to explore your past and present life experiences to help you ‘to be the best you can for yourself and others’.

My back-ground is early years using the Montessori approach and holistic therapy. This has given me the foundation for my counselling work as a Therapeutic counsellor. Putting the client at the centre and exploring their whole life picture. I can explore attachment styles with the client both as a child and an adult and the impact this may have on relationships. Often in life when we hold on to emotions and feelings from our past, they can stop us from moving forward and achieving our full potential however big or small this maybe for the individual client.
I am an integrative counsellor using a 'Person Centred' approach as the foundation of my therapy using ‘Carl Rogers’ core conditions of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard to help form a positive therapeutic alliance. I use cognitive behavioural therapy, Humanistic, and Psychodynamic approach within my counselling depending on the individual client needs.
I work with adults and young people with depression, Anxiety, stress, low self-esteem and low self-worth, relationship issues (family, partners, work relationships), self-harm, addiction, eating issues, clients going through life changes, loss and bereavement. Currently due to the pandemic I am working with clients using zoom and telephone sessions.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic counselling practice
    Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
    Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling practice
    Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
    Certificate in Hypnotherapy and counselling skills
    Telephone support/assessment & triage and Telephone skills Training
    Cruse Bereavement care children and young peoples Elective Training
    Cruse Bereavement support training (Ascentis)
    Level 5 Diploma in leadership for children's care, Learning and Development (Advanced practice)
    Safeguarding and child protection training level 3
    Enhanced DBS updated 16th September 2020
    Infant loss training
    Working with suicidal clients remotely training
    Mindfulness training for working with anxiety and stress
    Counselling using telephone support training
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Childbirth: fertility
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Sporting performance
    • Start exercising
    • Stop smoking
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Violence / Victim support
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