Hello, my name is Carrie Foster and I am an integrative counsellor with a First class BSc in counselling from the University of Stafford. I am a member of the BACP and hold their certificate of proficiency.
If you're experiencing anxiety, depression, feeling sad or any other mental health issue counselling may help you to make life more manageable; as an integrative counsellor I am trained in several theories so your counselling experience is designed to cater to your individual needs by utilising the model or models of counselling which will best suit the issues you bring. Counselling can help with so many difficulties in life. Talking to a person outside of your friends and family circle can help you to work through and make decisions about your worries without the concern you might upset someone or be judged for your thoughts and feelings.
I adopt a warm, honest and respectful approach to my work and your confidentiality is always of paramount importance. We will work together to build a professional relationship in which you feel safe to share your concerns freely. As a member of the British Assoc. for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I am bound by its ethical framework for good practice.
My approach to counselling is to help you to exploration any issues you have, no matter if you think they are large or small, I am respectful, non-judgemental, open and honest in my approach. I work alongside you in a collaborative journey working towards making life more comfortable.
I work with young adults and adults. I use the core models of CBT, person-centred and psychodynamic but also utilise Transactional Analysis (TA). I aim to challenged you to look at your issues from an alternative perspective to gain the most from your therapy; having access to so many techniques, strategies and models of counselling means I can tailor your counselling to meet your individual needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Counselling Degree
In private practice since 2015
Working with trafficking victims suffering PTSD
Working with clients with low self-esteem
Working with young people regarding sex and relationships
Introduction to Hypnotherapy
Rewind Technique - working with PTS
British Sign Language levels 1 & 2
I currently have availability on Thursdays and Fridays
I can arrange a late appointment upon request.
Shift workers can also be accommodated
I am a member of the BACP