About me

BACP Registered and UKCP Accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor: My experiences in supporting clients with varied psychological difficulties have shown me that we are fellow travellers in our striving for self-knowledge and health. I believe everything we do as humans is purposeful but we sometimes need a guide to support our desire to understand ‘why we do what we do’ and counselling works because it provides us with much-needed insight when we feel confused. 

I have previously worked as a volunteer integrative counsellor within adult counselling services, including, Lighthouse Women’s Aid, Mentis Tree / Acorn (IAPT Contract), and within a primary school. As well as, a paid sessional counsellor for the University of Suffolk within ‘Student Services’, and my current role is within the NHS as a trainee psychological wellbeing practitioner (PWP) Step 2 IAPT (low-intensity CBT interventions).

Current course:

Postgraduate certificate in low-intensity evidence-based CBT for anxiety, depression and low mood with the University of East Anglia

Some of my 2017 and 2018 training/CPD:

‘Working with sexual diversity’ with Dr Allan Laville’; ‘Working with interpreters’ with Dr Beverley Costa; ‘Working Therapeutically with Disordered Eating’ with Professor Julia Buckroyd; Dr Phil Mollon ‘Fragile Self: Structure of Narcissistic Disturbance’.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Integrative Counselling

Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling

Diploma Integrative Counselling

Certificate in Counselling Skills

I am a registered member of the BACP (No. 247020) and UKCP Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (No. 2011163780) I adhere to their codes of ethics. My registered name is Lesley Caroline Charles (but day-to-day, everyone calls me Caroline).

Counselling training completed with Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy and awarded by Middlesex University. I am committed to Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for best practice and development of my professional skills and knowledge.