Carolyn Stafford Bell BA Humanistic Counselling
Counselling, Psychotherapy in Oakham


Member Organisation(s): BACP (British Association for Counsellors & psychotherapists)

Towergate Professional

Therapy Provides
Psychotherapy, Counselling

About Carolyn Stafford Bell BA Humanistic Counselling
£30 individual /couples per 50 minute session

£40 EAP referral per 50 minute session

£30 Supervision per hour - group supervision available

£25 Students/Personal Therapy

I offer daytime & evening appointments.

I aim to offer an affordable and confidential service in a purpose built room from my home in Oakham, Rutland. I offer face-to-face counselling, either short-term structured or long-term therapy, usually 50 minute sessions.

My approach to counselling is integrative, fundamentally built on person-centred. My aim is to provide a safe environment where your thoughts and feelings are given the time and space to be voiced and heard.
We all experience problems in our lives at some point, whether you may be going through a period of crisis, or perhaps you are hoping to change self-defeating patterns of thinking and behaviour, and when we are troubled we often don’t know what type of help we need we just know we need help. Telling someone you know (family/friends) may be difficult because it is personal and private, and they may offer their opinion and advice.

Counselling is different, it provides a non-judgemental response, counselling enables you to work through painful feelings, to grow in self-understanding and confidence, explore and develop coping strategies by looking at your options.

I would like to offer a good working relationship, where you can feel comfortable enough to share what is troubling you. Of course there is more than one way to work together, and I can draw from the different modalities and tailor my approach to suit individual clients.

I am a registered member of BACP, working towards my accreditation, my ethical obligations and duty of care towards both clients and my profession are very important to me.

I do not charge a cancellation fee, but would appreciate an email/text to inform me prior to arranged appointments.


I have gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Person Centred Supervision (from a BACP Endorsed course). I am a registered member of BACP and eligible for accreditation status, which ensures i work within a Code of Ethics and Standards.

The way I work is from a humanistic perspective; to offer supervisee’s a safe and confidential space to share their client work and feel supported in their practice, working with the individual need/level of experience of the supervisee in each session.

Good supervision should be ethical, authentic and supportive - active, enlightening and spontaneous: trusting the process and gaining more self-awareness through reflective practice.

An introductory meeting for 1 hour is advisable to ensure we can establish a healthy professional relationship and both feel comfortable to work with the other. Fees are £25 for this initial meeting.

Fees for Supervision are currently £30 per hour, and subject to annual review.
Group supervision (maximum 3) £20 per 1.5 hours.
My training, work experience and any achievement
BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling
Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Advanced Cert. in Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Working with Children & Young People
Child Protection & Safeguarding

Also for Continual Professional Development I have attended the following specialist workshops;
Counselling with tools & props
Working with Clients’ family issues
Techniques: Theory to Practice
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Unlocking Abuse
Grief & Loss
Private practice
Working with Fear & Anger
Loss & bereavement
Trauma: Developmental Stages
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Domestic Violence
Self-harm & Suicide
Substance misuse
Mental Health Awareness Level 2: eating disorders, depression, bipolar, post-natal depression
Sex & Sexuality
Sex & Relationships in Counselling
Body process work & Dream work

and the list will continue...
Concerns & issues I deal with
Abuse, Addictions, Adolescence, Affairs, Alcohol Dependence, Anger Management, Anorexia Nervosa, Anxiety, Assertiveness, Avoidant Personality, Bereavement, Binge Eating Disorder (BED), Bipolar Disorder, Boredom, Bulimia Nervosa, Bullying, Childhood Issues, Codependency, Concentration Problems, Couple Relationships, Criminal Behaviour, Debt, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Drug Abuse, Eating Disorders, Family Problems, Fatigue, Fear, Gambling, Grief, Headaches, Impulsive Behaviour, Low Self Confidence, Low Self Esteem, Manipulative Behaviour, Meaningless, Mens Issues, Menopause, Mental Health Problems, Midlife Crisis, Mothering, Negative Thoughts, Panic Attacks, Parenting, Personal Growth, Personal Relationships, Physical Abuse, Post Natal Depression (PND), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Rape, Redundancy, Rehabilitation, Relationship Problems, Repetitive Negative Patterns, Sadness, Self Development, Self Harm, Separation, Sex, Sexual Abuse, Shame, Shyness, Social Phobia, Stress, Stress Management, Suicidal Thoughts, Trauma, Unresolved Issues, Weight Loss, Work Stress, Emotional Abuse,
Age groups I work with
Further Information
I work with Teens, Adults & Elders/veterans

Please note: toilet facilities are in my main home, however there are several public toilets accessable within the town (church street, council offices, Tesco’s)

I also offer Supervision £30 per hour (see above)


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