Take your first steps 

to positive change

Welcome

The emotional challenges we face in our lives can sometimes become overwhelming and we can find ourselves with feelings of anxiety,  low self-esteem or depression.
You may feel that you are in a lonely place and it can be difficult to know how to move forward.  Acknowledging that you are struggling and  having the courage to take the first steps to talk about it can lead to the positive changes you seek.
Counselling offers the opportunity to talk with someone who will listen and help you make a positive change to help regain your confidence and get your life back on track. 
Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year 
(Source: MIND)
In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week  (Source: MIND) 
Fifty-four per cent of people say that they, a family member, friend or work colleague have consulted a counsellor or psychotherapist
(Source: BACP’s 2014 ‘Attitudes to Counselling and Psychotherapy’ )

Take that first step

 I offer a professional, safe, supportive and confidential space for you to work through any problematic issues you may be experiencing.
I firmly believe that we all have the potential to change but we sometimes need a little help and guidance in knowing how to do this. I would say that when people can understand themselves better and are able to see that they have the power to change things, that is generally a start in their road to recovery.
Seeking support when you feel vulnerable can be scary, but I would encourage you to take the first step and get in touch.
Caroline 

Areas where I can help

  • Abuse
  • Affairs and Betrayals
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Issues
  • Infertility
  • Long Term Illness
  • Low Self-Confidence
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Miscarriage
  • Panic
  • Physical Abuse
  • Pregnancy and Birth
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Termination
  • Trauma
  • Work Related Stress

Central Stafford location

I work from Oakridge Business Centre which is a historic building that I share with other working professionals. It has lots of character and is set in a quiet location at the end of a sweeping driveway behind secure gates offering parking for the duration of your visit.
Oakridge is situated off the north side of the A518 Weston Road approximately three quarters of a mile east from Stafford town centre. A regular bus service runs to Stafford Hospital from the town centre stops on the main Weston Road close to the location. Junction 14 of the M6 is approximately two miles away.

Testimonials

  • “I just want to thank you for your support, kindness and care”

    Client #1

  • “You have allowed me to express my grief, to help me continue living”. 

    Client #2

  •  “Thank you so much for really listening, absorbing what I was saying without making judgements and also for providing a much needed perspective regarding the events I related”.

    Client #3

  •  “Thank you so much for listening to me. My time seeing you has been really helpful”

    Client #4

  • “Without your support the intensity of my grief was too much for me to bear”.

    Client #5

  • “I feel very lucky to have met you Caroline, your professionalism and sincerity has meant a lot to me”.

    Client #6

  • “I feel like I have made considerable progress from where I was when I first came to see you and whilst there is still some way to go, the tools that you have provided me with over the course of our meetings have helped me tackle quite a number of instances recently where I would have otherwise struggled.”

    Client #7

  • “I would like to thank you for your help which has been invaluable and put me in a much calmer and better place than I was. You have also helped me to train my mind to accept and deal with certain situations, but to also train my mind to be calmer generally on a day to day basis and for this I am grateful.”

    Client #8

  • “I have no qualms in recommending your services to anyone, which I will do so should the opportunity or necessity arise and I will always have your details should I ever to get to a situation where I was before.”

    Client #9