Ms Caroline Hodgson
Member Status: Accredited Professional
Member No: NCS14-00899
I qualified as a professional counsellor in 1997, and since then have worked in many settings as an employed and self employed professional generic counsellor:These include the NHS, and further and higher education.
Since 2013 I have been working as a self-employed counsellor offering counselling to people who contact me directly as self referrals, and as a staff counsellor for Employee Assistance Programmes such as schools and NHS staff.
The core values and ethics of my approach to counselling are 'person- centered', and come from a deep respect for the uniqueness of each person's experiences, qualities and needs, and a deep trust in their capacity to discover their own way and their own path, one step at a time.
The counselling relationship offers a safe, reflective, confidential space to enable you to make decisions, explore choices and options, develop coping strategies, and become more resourced and empowered.
Life can be and feel very challenging and demanding at times and you may be feeling very overwhelmed and/or confused.
Periods of suffering from low mood and depression, loss of self-esteem/confidence, anxiety, stress and/or relationship difficulties for example, can be experienced by any of us at some time in our lives. Adjusting to and coping with experiences of loss and change can be particularly challenging and stressful.
I appreciate that finding a counsellor who feels right for you is very important. For this reason, many people choose to see me via personal or professional recommendation. It may be that you have never experienced counselling before, or have mixed feelings about counselling. The initial counselling appointment is also an opportunity for us both to decide if I am the best person to meet your needs. My hope is that you will experience counselling as a supportive and empowering process.
- Qualifications & ExperienceBA Hons; MSW; Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB) 1997
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Ageing and related issues
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Divorce & Separation
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Pregnancy related issues
- Languages Spoken