My name is Caroline Georgiou and I am a deeply reflective practitioner. Counselling is my vocation and I can’t imagine doing anything else. With over 15 years experience, I have worked with hundreds of individuals and had the privilege of sharing journeys with clients who have worked through what they feel has held them back from being who they really are, who have achieved their therapeutic goals and left with a greater sense of wellbeing and empowerment.
I am profoundly moved by the power of the healing process and believe that each therapeutic encounter is an authentic experience of human to human connection.
I am a Person-Centred Counsellor and Supervisor and have known from a young age that this is how I wanted to dedicate my life. I passionately pursue my growth and development and was fortunate to be trained by world leaders in the Person-Centred Field.
I believe that counselling is the process that enables us as clients and counsellors alike to connect with our authentic selves. It is an opportunity to be in a safe and emotionally intimate relationship that can nurture and nourish us in a way like no other.
To choose counselling is a very healthy way of facing up to and challenging recurring patterns in your life, to receive support through loss, to overcome trauma and to value your unique experiences of how you feel.
- Many of us learn to silence ourselves in very shaming and unkind ways, bullying ourselves because we don’t feel good enough or that we should be stronger to cope with our difficulties.
- Some of us develop coping skills that helped us survive emotionally at one time and then continue to use them, even at a cost to ourselves in the present.
- We may be struggling to cope with a difficulty within our lives and need someone, outside of those we know, to talk to.
Counselling is an empowering experience for the reason that you become more self-aware and in tune with your thoughts and feelings. With greater insight, you can create healthier boundaries within your relationship with yourself and others. You can also challenge and break unhelpful patterns learned a long time ago by living in the present and by understanding why you feel and behave the way you do as you learn how to listen to your own wisdom and value your voice.
I know that we all have the resilience and tools to work with whatever emerges within counselling and I am fully committed to helping every client on their journey to wherever it is they need to be.
As a Person-Centred Counsellor, I believe that by being myself and by offering you a genuine experience of empathy and acceptance, you will feel safe enough to explore who you are.
I can promise that I shall listen to you with an open heart and an open mind because you deserve nothing less. I can’t describe to you what your process will look like because each journey is unique. I am not the expert in you (you are) but I have expertise and a genuine desire to help you to help yourself.
One of the wonderful aspects of Person-Centred Counselling is that through our mutual connection, you will learn to connect (or reconnect) with yourself and your inner wisdom.
I believe that you have the strength and the tools you need to heal yourself and through our therapeutic work, you will ignite your capacity for growth and your willingness to reach your full potential.
It is my role to be there every step of the way, offering empathy, acceptance and challenge. By being non-judgemental, honest and empathic, I am inviting you to face and work through what is holding you back from experiencing a sense of peace in your life. I am asking you to empower yourself by committing to your own process of healing.
I shall encourage and support you to develop your self-awareness and learn to accept and let go of the experiences that continue to affect your life.
Who I work with
I work with young adults and adults who are experiencing difficulty within their lives. I also work with clients who would like to develop a greater understanding of who they are. The counselling process offers an opportunity to become more self-aware and many clients find this an empowering space to do so.
- Areas of expertise include
- Relationship issues
- Mental Health
- Trauma and shame
- Low self-worth
During my employment with NHS 24, I developed extensive experience working with clients who are suicidal or are having suicidal thoughts. I have specialised in the mental health field and supported clients with clinical diagnoses and how this has impacted on their lives.
Throughout my practice, I have been struck by how shame manifests itself within, silencing us. Traumatic physical, psychological and emotional events can have devastating and long-lasting impact. Part of the counselling process is asking each client to reveal their true selves and to move their (invisible) shame into the therapeutic space for exploration. I am undertaking training to further develop my understanding of shame and how to support clients who experience it.
I also supervise counsellors and counsellors in training. Supervision is not only an ethical obligation to our clients but to ourselves as practitioners. It is an alliance that encourages us to explore our work with transparency and to look after ourselves, attending to how client work impacts on us and our wellbeing.
Alongside private practice, I volunteer with a bereavement counselling service, facilitating therapeutic support groups in the community. This year, I am undertaking a Couples Counselling Course and a Mindful Resilience Enhancement Teacher Training Course.
Sessions are £50 an hour. The first, initial session is £25 and is also one hour long. During this session, it will give you the opportunity to look at what you want from counselling and whether you would like to work with me.
I am available on Monday afternoons but sessions can be booked throughout the week.
I offer several spaces at reduced rates for individuals on a low income. I appreciate that talking about money and what is affordable can cause discomfort. I offer a sliding scale because I understand that money should not be an obstacle to anyone seeking and receiving help and support.
I am a registered member of BACP and abide by their code of ethics.
I attend regular supervision to support and enhance my practice.
I undertake regular CPD and training.