About me

UKCP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and BABCP Provisionally Registered CBT Therapist – United Kingdom

I believe we are fellow travellers in our striving for self-knowledge and health, and sometimes we need a guide to support our desire to understand ‘why we do what we do’. My approach explores how the past affects what we do in the here and now, identifies inner resources and strengths, as well as teaches simple but effective strategies to better manage feelings, thoughts and behaviour and reverse the cycles of anxiety, depression or low mood we can get locked into.

I trained within adult counselling services including the University of Suffolk, Lighthouse Women’s Aid and Mentis Tree / Acorn. I was employed as a sessional student Integrative Counsellor for the University of Suffolk and my current role is as an NHS CBT High Intensity Therapist.

CPD 2024:

ADHD Certification

Continued Professional Development:

PTSD; Complex PTSD; Body Dysmorphia; Changing the ADHD Mind: Moving Beyond Medication; The Polyamorous Choice


Bachelor of Science (Hons) Integrative Counselling

Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling

Diploma Integrative Counselling

Certificate in Counselling Skills

Postgraduate Certificate in low-intensity evidence-based CBT

Postgraduate Diploma in High Intensity CBT (Level 7)

I am a registered member of the UKCP and BABCP and 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, and a postgraduate certificate in low-intensity CBT and postgraduate diploma in high intensity CBT (Level 7) awarded by the University of East Anglia. I am committed to Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for best practice and the development of my professional skills and knowledge.