It can be lonely in our professional world and sometimes we just need an outlet - somewhere safe to explore our situation with someone who will not be judgmental but someone who will be supportive and yet may challenge or encourage us to think differently to enable us to find a different solution or approach.
It can be difficult juggling professional and personal lives and we can be for ever aspiring that elusive work/life balance. We may be struggling to get that promotion or to raise our profile or we may be struggling with certain personalities at work.
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and have been working as a Counsellor and Coach for nearly 20 years. I provide Therapeutic Coaching - a combination of Counselling, Coaching & Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to help you achieve the results you want.
I work with adult individuals on both a long and short term basis. I primarily work online via a secure video platform making me accessible to anyone in the UK.
All of my work adopts a solution focused approach - helping you to address your situation and to achieve your goal.
For some clients 1 session may be enough, more typically clients will come for between 6-12 sessions. The vast majority of my clients find their sessions so beneficial that they come regularly on an ongoing basis to support them in their role and personal development.
My clients come from a variety of backgrounds: - Business Owners & Executives, Medical Professionals, Emergency Services, Teaching, Manufacturing, Retail and Entrepreneurs who want to develop their own business. I bring a breadth of experience having worked within business, schools, local authority and the MOD.
BA (hons), Adv Dip, DMS,
MAC, MBACP (Accred)
£60 - SESSION
AVAILABLE WITHOUT FURTHER COMMITMENT
"Carole has become an essential part of the team."
"Regular coaching sessions, which balance counselling, brainstorming, advice and discussion, have been central to the continued growth of the business"
"I had nothing to lose by contacting Carole, but everything to gain."
How I Can Help
My aim is to support you in your Professional & Personal life - to help you navigate the exciting but often stressful and frustrating challenges of your professional and personal worlds - I am a Confidante, Mentor, Coach and Counsellor - all of my work is extremely discreet and carried out in the strictest confidence. Behind many successful people is often a Coach. A Coach is someone who is on your side, who enables you to explore challenging situations and identify a way forward to achieve your desired goal - my goal is to support you, motivate you and challenge you too. Imagine what you could achieve by having someone on your team - championing you. There to help you recover from difficult situations, identify different strategies and options and help you to define the best way forward whilst never forgetting your core goal - helping you to succeed.
I offer a combined Coaching & Counselling Service
Choosing someone to to work with can be difficult - if you want someone who will take an interest in helping you achieve your goals whilst making sure you prioritise your own self care and development then I would love to hear from you. I combine my Coaching & Counselling expertise to fully support you in whatever you need to bring - I have nearly 20 years experience to share with you.
I firmly believe that in order to be successful we need to focus firmly on our own well-being and challenge any patterns that may be keeping us stuck and preventing us and our businesses from developing. We are our business -if we are happy, successful and flourishing then our businesses & careers will benefit & flourish too.
You may own your own business or you may be employed or you may be seeking to start your own business. I have worked with individuals from a wide range of professions from medics, teachers, business owners to CEO's. It doesn't matter where you are on your journey, I would be delighted to support you in achieving your goals to help you achieve success and enjoyment in your work but also to find contentment in your home life too - I want you to flourish and enjoy life!
Try A Session
If you are reading my website then I imagine you feel you might benefit from some additional support. I invite you to to book an initial session - get a flavour for how I work and see how Coaching can help you to enhance your professional and personal life. The investment is 1 hour of your time and £60 - there is no pressure to book any further sessions. If you choose to return then you can select the frequency - most people choose weekly, fortnightly or monthly sessions.
What My Clients Say About Me
Please scroll down to read some client testimonials which will hopefully give you a flavour of what I offer.
"I am a single 29 year old male with a good job. Last year I started rapidly deteriorating in terms of mental health. My self-confidence was slowly seeping away and the thought of the next 50 years of loneliness frightened me. I would dwell on these thoughts and wouldn’t enjoy anything, instead awaiting the next “dip” in my mood, wondering how bad it would be. Not sure when it happened but the “dip” gradually became a constant part of my mood and the best solution to any problem was not a healthy thought. I became unable to lift my mood and would work myself into bottomless pits, I could not see a way out.I tried to talk about my feelings with friends and family but the advice they gave always seemed distant, almost pitying. It felt as though nobody could understand me and just left me feeling more lost. I was always reluctant to try therapy/counselling. I either assumed it wouldn’t work or allowed myself to get so low that I didn’t want to try. One day I decided that I didn’t want to feel this way anymore so I sent an e-mail to Carole about whether she could help me. The swift and polite response to my message helped me to work up the courage to set up a first session. The first goal was overcoming the negative thoughts, thinking positively and understanding where I wanted to improve on my wheel of life. The second goal was understanding when my mood would be triggered and why, and how I can best deal with that. In understanding me, Carole gave me the necessary tools. When my mood started noticeably improving and it had been a few weeks since my last “dip” the next goal was taking control of my life. I would dwell on past experience, so taking control and doing things differently helped to avoid falling into the same traps and has already given many more good experiences. My last couple of sessions then turned more into life coaching, and how to keep optimistic and confident in myself going forward. I can confidently say it has been over a month now since I have felt in a low mood and I find myself looking forward to the future. I honestly didn’t think I would reach this point again.Carole was a pleasure to work with and I can’t thank her enough for her help in pulling me from a dark place to where I am now. I felt that she really understood me and in understanding me she could help me understand myself. My wheel of life has improved considerably since the first session. I would say that the sessions spent with Carole were worth any penny and I can now enjoy life again and live it in the moment. When Carole asked me to write a testimonial I didn’t hesitate. She has pulled me out of a pit and helped me climb a mountain. I would thoroughly recommend her to others looking to rediscover that enjoyment in life. I had nothing to lose by contacting Carole, but everything to gain."
Richard, West Sussex
"I first worked with Carole through an employee referral scheme. Re-organisation at work and bereavements meant that counselling was an essential part of my recovery back to good mental health. Carole's empathy, guidance and counsel stayed with me.Several years later I recalled that Carole also provides business coaching. Carole has helped me on my journey to create Skinner Holden Property Advisors. Regular coaching sessions, which balance counselling, brainstorming, advice and discussion, have been central to the continued growth of the business. They help me focus through the slow times and ensure I stay grounded through the hectic periods. Carole has become an essential part of the Skinner Holden team."
Iain Skinner BSc (hons) MRICS; Principal of Skinner Holden Property Advisors Ltd
"I thought I would let you know things are good with me....have managed to change industry which was part of my aspiration and long term development plan. It feels all together positive (touch wood!!). Thanks again for your help and support - it would be much more difficult without it"
Robert, Overseas Client
A very big thank-you for all your support and guidance this year - has been challenging....and extremely rewarding, thankyou again"
My clients bring a wide range of issues to their sessions, but typically may include
1 hour Session = £60
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