Counsellor Caroline Stevens, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Why I can help you
My name is Caroline Stevens and I am a counsellor and psychotherapist based in Plymouth.
I understand that life can be difficult and finding someone to turn to that will offer you time and space to talk without judgement can be challenging.
This is where I aim to help. I offer caring, confidential and affordable counselling either in a comfortable working space or via Zoom or by telephone.
Background and experience
After a career in Education, I trained to become a counsellor and psychotherapist. Alongside my private practice I have worked for the Bereavement Counselling Service specialising in complex grief and traumatic death and currently work at another Counselling agency based in Plymouth.
I started training to become a counsellor fifteen years ago. Prior to this, I had come across many significant challenges in my life that felt too big for me to tackle alone. I therefore started my own personal therapy journey as I needed to increase my self-awareness so that I could make the necessary changes in my life to improve the quality of the relationship I had with myself and consequently others, and I have not looked back!
I was able to witness within myself the transformative nature that good therapy can bring about and felt that I really would love to translate my experience of this by becoming a counsellor so that I could help support others.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their code of ethics.
BA (Hons) Music with Psychology
PGCE Secondary Music
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
My approach to therapy
I am a person-centred counsellor meaning that I put my clients at the heart of therapy. It is a non-directional approach which believes, given the right set of conditions, everyone is capable of achieving what feels right and is best for them. I do not give advice or provide solutions but instead, using the therapeutic relationship we will develop, help to foster trust in yourself to find the answers within. I treat all clients with respect, compassion and dignity enabling them recognise and develop their own strengths and abilities, helping them to lead a fulfilling life.
What to expect from counselling
I believe it is really important therapeutically to work in a way which suits your needs. It could be that you only need a brief course of counselling, or an open-ended approach, or that you require therapy which is longer lasting. Together we will discuss what feels right for you.
You can also expect that I will listen with empathy and we will work collaboratively to find a positive way forward for you. The relationship between you and any counsellor you choose is really important as a good one will help you to feel comfortable to talk about your inner feelings. It could be that the events of the past are preventing you from moving forward in your life or that a situation happening in the here and now is affecting how you are coping with life. Whatever your circumstances, I will sit alongside you, helping you to find a greater understanding of your situation and to develop skills which will benefit you now and into your future.
Contact me today for a free 20 minute consultation!
Take the first step towards positive change and reclaim your life with the support of compassionate therapist. Together, we can foster personal growth, nurture fulfilling relationships, and create a path of empowerment and resilience.
Please note: I have limited slots available. Book your session today to reserve your spot.
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