Caroline Armstrong Counselling and Mindfulness in Canterbury

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Counselling and therapy around Canterbury, Folkestone & Dover

This course introduces you in a lovely gentle way of managing stress and anxiety long term. It would be my pleasure to introduce this to you, whether to address your own challenges or to support others. This is a rare opportunity to learn mindfulness within easy reach of Dover and Canterbury.

Mindfulness itself, when regularly practiced, is really great for body awareness, improving emotional awareness and your capacity to manage those emotions, and it improves attention and concentration. What this course offers you is a systematic way of learning the core practices that can help manage anxiety and stress in a new way. Practice is essential to developing and maintaining the benefits, just as you keep fit as long as you exercise. With this in mind, the course also helps you to identify how to maintain that practice in a manageable way within your lifestyle afterwards.

My next 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course will be running from 19th April 2018 and consecutive Thursdays through to 7th June. A one day retreat is also included, to be held on Sunday 20th May.
The whole course costs just £260 for the whole course and will be held at The HolistiCentre. For further details on what is provided please see the Mindfulness page.
If you are interested, please contact me by email and I will send you an application form.
Early bird discount is available until 28th February 2018.
Please note that Mindfulness is not a psychological therapy.

Are you fed up with feeling anxious or low, and feel it's time for things to change? Or perhaps your work is getting you down, and you aren't sure what to do about it? You may even find it difficult to think that things could change. Counselling is a chance for you to explore what is going on for you, and identify how you might move closer to experiencing life as you'd like to. This may include changing your mind set over time, and being willing to try things differently, but this is likely to be an organic process that is sustainable.

What I offer
I see adults on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period. The aim is to explore your concerns and experiences gently and respectfully, so as to enhance your life and enable you to live it more fully. I provide a safe, non-judgemental space in which you can explore what is distressing or worrying you in confidence. I work with each person individually, tailoring my approach to suit you. You may not have considered speaking with a counsellor before, but if the time feels right I would be happy to hear from you.

My experience lies in:

  • Exploring life changes & difficulties

  • Working through pain from the past, often in childhood, and exploring new ways of relating to it

  • Dealing with work related issues

  • Working alongside people affected by life limiting illness including cancer

  • Introducing people to mindfulness

  • Who I am
    I have been a qualified and accredited Counsellor with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy ( BACP ) for over 15 years, twelve of which I have also been a qualified supervisor of other therapists. I offer face to face counselling in the Canterbury area, between Barham and Wingham. Every person who approaches me is dealing with a unique set of circumstances, and I tailor my counselling approach according to what you are likely to find most helpful. This is called an integrative approach, calling on several different models of therapy that I have drawn together over years of practice.

    The people with whom I have worked have come from many different backgrounds and life experiences, all of which have affected their emotional and practical worlds. Often this is the first time someone has experienced counselling, and I understand how daunting that can be. However that nervousness is usually short-lived, and it is heart-warming to see what a difference our work together can make. My professional experience has developed through the varied places in which I have worked. In addition to private practice these include working alongside GPs (including the current Talking Therapies programme), as an Oncology counsellor in a large London hospital, with students and as a therapist for staff. My counselling and supervision work has been enhanced by having a long-standing meditation practice, which eventually led to becoming a trained mindfulness teacher.

    I am an experienced clinical supervisor of other counsellors, and have provided a wide range of training courses and workshops.

    I work as a counsellor and supervisor in the Barham/ Wingham area, within easy reach of Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone, Sandwich, the Minnises and most of East Kent by car. To see one of the locations where I work, visit the website for the HolistiCentre Barham.
    "I felt like it was a safe space to express my thoughts and feelings. I would recommend Caroline to anyone." - A satisfied client

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