Caroline O'Keeffe Counselling

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Caring

I love my job and care deeply about my work.  I will endeavour to help you to feel comfortable and engaged throughout the counselling process.  I trained in an integrative approach which means I can draw on a range of different counselling approaches and strategies to meet your individual needs.  However my main concern will always be to build a positive therapeutic relationship between us where you can feel accepted and respected, heard and understood.

Committed

I am committed to providing the best possible service for you.  This includes upholding the professional standards of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhering to its Ethical Framework for Good Practice.  I engage in ongoing training and personal development activities to keep up to date with developments in the field of counselling and psychotherapy and also to ensure that I can offer the very best of myself to you within the therapeutic relationship.

Collaborative

Whatever brings you to counselling, I hope that together we can make sense of your experiences and enable you to move forwards in a purposeful and positive way.  I will always be interested to hear your ideas about what feels right and what may be most helpful during the counselling process.  I will not tell you what to do nor give you ‘all the answers’ but I will offer a facilitative space where you can find these for yourself.

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Other information

I am a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and hold full Professional Indemnity insurance.

You may be interested to know my qualifications, which are as follows:

  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
    (accredited by the National Counselling Society)
  • Certificate in Foundations of Counselling
    (accredited by the National Counselling Society)
  • M.A in Socio-Legal Studies
  • B.A Hons in Communication Studies.

In addition to my private counselling practice, I work as a Specialist Mental Health Mentor at the University of Sheffield. I have worked as a Counsellor at Sheffield Mind and also the University of Sheffield Counselling Service, supporting clients across a wide range of issues including: depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bereavement, relationship break-up, sexual identity, work stress, bullying, anger, domestic abuse, parenting issues, childhood neglect and abuse, the impact of chronic trauma, self-harm, suicidal ideation, eating disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, sexual assault, psychosis, personality disorders.  I have also spent many years working as an Academic Researcher and this has instilled in me a commitment to research-informed counselling practice. 

 

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