Carmen Farrugia -                                    Counselling and Psychotherapy

About me
 
 
A little about me and my experience;
I am a fully trained, qualified  and experienced Counsellor and accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. My main qualifications are listed below however I also have several other certificates obtained through continued professional development.

  • Diploma in Humanistic Person Centred Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in professional Studies
  • Post Graduate Certificate Cognitive Behaviour Therapy ( low intensity)
  • Certificate Counselling for Depression ( NICE guidelines approved)
  • Certificate  Clinical Supervision ( BACP endorsed) 

I have worked with people experiencing a broad range of difficulties including;
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks ( with or without Agoraphobia)
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Childhood sexual abuse
  • emotional eating
  • low self esteem and confidence 
 and many others.
 

I trained on a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Accredited program for four years and graduated in 1998. I have my own private practice with offices in Ipswich Felixstowe ( Suffolk) and London.
Additionally   I have worked for the NHS  seeing clients referred by GP's within their own surgeries where primarily I support and coach  clients how to overcome Stress, Anxiety ( including panic attacks) ,low mood and depression using Cognitive Behavioural therapy .
 I am also a volunteer Counsellor  for MIND offering my services free of charge.
 

As a Person Centred Therapeutic Counsellor/Psychotherapist  I believe in the uniqueness of each individual and am committed to helping each client within the therapeutic relationship towards a more fulfilling life and a greater sense of self.
 

I am bound by BACP Code of Ethics and Practice for Counselling and am subject to its complaints procedure. I am also required to monitor my counselling work with ongoing supervision.
Supervision is a formal arrangement for Counsellors to discuss their work regularly with a specially trained accredited  Supervisor and ensures that I continue to address the needs of my clients and those ethical standards are adhered to throughout the counselling process.
 
 Client confidentiality is maintained throughout. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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