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What brings you here?
Whatever your experience and whether your trauma is reported or not, recent or historical, you've come to the right place!
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Face to Face Counselling
Clearview Counselling is conveniently located just outside Sittingbourne, Kent and only a short drive from the County town of Maidstone, in a private residential setting. The countryside setting with far reaching views offers peace and tranquillity; the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains of everyday life. Car parking is free and readily available immediately outside. Click here to see the map.
Walk and Talk Counselling
All the benefits of working 'in person' with a Counsellor but with walking and the outdoors combined and better still, in designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, away from the busy and built up areas of nearby Sittingbourne and Maidstone. Working this way is suitable for clients of all ages and fitness levels as you dictate the walking pace and any required stops for a break.
With current Government guidelines advising we distance ourselves from others, working with a Counsellor online means emotional support remains readily available without having to be in the immediate Sittingbourne and Maidstone areas. I hold a Diploma in Online Counselling and offer sessions via video call, instant messenger live chat, email exchanges or via a blended approach - whatever is most appropriate for you. Having trained specifically to work online years before the pandemic, you can be confident you are engaging with someone who understands the additional considerations working virtually brings (considerations often not realised by counsellors who have ‘switched to Zoom’ due to necessity during the pandemic) giving you the assurance you are working with someone who is aware of potential pitfalls and is always working to safe and ethical online standards. Click here to find out more.
A quick and highly effective technique to stop the re experiencing of traumatic events. Click here to find out more.
Why Choose Clearview Counselling?
√ With my specific training and experience you can rest assured you are working with a Counsellor who has an in depth understanding of the specific issues and complexities that trauma brings.
√ I am accustomed to hearing and working with extremely distressing situations. You can feel confident I can 'hold’ whatever you say without having to worry that it’s too awful or that you have to be protective of me leaving you free to talk about whatever you need to.
√ Working online as well as ‘in person’ makes it easy for you to attend sessions without worrying about time or the added expense of travelling. This means you can continue with your daily life with the minimum of disruption to family life and working life.
√ Having trained specifically to work online, you can be confident you are engaging with someone who understands the additional considerations that need to be considered when working virtually (considerations often not realised by those who have simply ‘switched to Zoom’) giving you the assurance your Counsellor is aware of potential pitfalls and is always working to safe and ethical online standards.
√ Working with Clearview Counselling means you won’t have to wait months for an NHS or a charitable counsellor to become available so you can start to feel better quicker.
√ Being an independent practitioner gives you the assurance that any time you make contact it is with myself only thereby allaying any anxiety about speaking with strangers.
√ Testimonials from previous clients demonstrate that recovery is possible so you can relax in the knowledge that clients in a similar position to you have been able to reclaim life after trauma and are feeling much better, meaning you can too.
√ Being a registered member of the BACP and ACTO confirms my training, qualifications, and adherence to their Ethical Frameworks. This along with being registered with the Information Commissioners Office, being DBS checked and holding the appropriate professional insurance means you can be confident that I am meeting professional and ethical standards at all times.
"When I sought help from Carrie my mental health was not in a good place. I had reservations about seeking counselling because I am not a confident person and I don’t open up easily to people but I decided to work with Carrie because she came recommended and I needed to talk to somebody outside of my family and who knew the relevant problems and thought process associated with my condition. I’m so pleased I did because now I feel I am in a better place. I won’t ever be cured but I know now more how to manage my condition and would have no hesitation in having top up sessions if I feel myself sliding back into old ways. I have learnt techniques to help me lead a more normal life without that dread there." - June 2021 (Online Counselling)
"Thank you for everything you’ve done for me so far, I have had a lot of comments about my new found confidence and lack of tension (I didn’t know people could see it!)" - June 2021 (Online Counselling)
"I want to you for the work that you have done with me over the past few months. I now feel like a very different person, and, although I have suffered a great loss since our last chats, I feel that I have been able to deal with it better by using some of the techniques that you have shown me, in order to reduce my anxiety. I felt I had such a lovely rapport with you, and you made it very easy to discuss some quite difficult topics. Should I need any support again, I will be sure to come to you" - Feb 2021 (Online Counselling)
"I was very fortunate to have counselling sessions for trauma with Carrie in the calming environment of her home. She put me at ease at once and I found her to be kind, caring and down to earth. I always felt that she listened to and understood my point of view and was able to take leadership and ask questions that helped me understand myself and my reaction to situations. It was important to me to make sense of my past trauma, how it impacts my current life, and with her help, it all clicked into place. Working with Carrie was so beneficial to me as she gave me techniques to help break my negative thought patterns. I have decided to continue with monthly counselling sessions to keep the momentum going with my positive thought processes. I have realised through sessions with Carrie how important self-care is for myself and in turn, how this impacts my family and those close to me." - Oct 2020
"I had been struggling with Anxiety for many years and had tried counselling previously and, while It helped, I had failed to really connect with my previous counsellor. After a relapse a year later, I found Carrie online and reached out, nervous about starting counselling again and the anxiety that attending the sessions themselves has induced previously. From very early on I felt completely at ease with Carrie. It was like she knew what I was thinking even before I said it. Making it clear that our first meeting was a no obligation discussion and guiding me through the way she worked and what I could expect. She created a really open, pressure free and judgement free environment which helped me immensely to open up. Once I did it was so much easier to find my way to recovery. The tools that I learnt with Carrie have been life changing and I feel she really tailored her approach to my needs knowing that I had done some aspects of CBT before which made it feel much more personal and gave me some control over my treatment. I would jump to recommend Carrie to anyone suffering with Anxiety and am forever grateful for the change in perspective she has brought to my life." - Aug 2020
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