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I started out in the industry in 1996 as a volunteer for Victim Support, supporting victims of crime. During this time I realised how much I loved helping others and decided to embark on gaining some counselling skills and after that I was hooked.
When I first started out in the counselling field, I worked with clients struggling with bereavement, loss and long term illness. At the same time, I also worked on a helpline for adult survivors of childhood abuse and gained vast experience with these presenting issues.
In order to develop my skills further I then began working for a primary care service that received referrals from GP surgeries and the secondary care sector. I worked as a therapist in this setting counselling clients referred for moderate to severe presentations of Depression and Anxiety.
As a result of my experiences with clients over the years, I am now competent working with most presentations that have included anxiety, stress, depression, abuse, panic, OCD, bereavement, loss, long term illness, low self esteem, trauma, termination, miscarriage and general relationship difficulties. I also have interest in many other areas, as can be seen on your right. I was able to witness how these issues affected people physically, emotionally, behaviourally and psychologically.
In my private practice, I offer a professional, safe, supportive and confidential space to adults who wish to work through any problematic issues they may be experiencing.
I have developed a style that adapts to client need and when we meet for the first time I will be interested in knowing why now, what you hope to achieve in therapy and how we might work together. My aim is to provide the right environment for you to work through any difficulties you are experiencing in life and to reduce any distress these difficulties may be causing you. It can be really hard sometimes to know how to move forward and counselling can help you make some sense of your situation.
I firmly believe that we all have the potential to change but we sometimes need a little help and guidance in knowing how to do this. I would say that when people can understand themselves better and are able to see that they have the power to change things, that is generally a start in their road to recovery. I am reminded every time I see a client just what a privileged position I have.
Please contact me if you need to know more. If I can't help you I may be able to point you in the right direction in order that you get the support you need.
The office where I see people is located within walking distance of Stafford town centre. There are a number of free parking spaces surrounding the building for a time limited period which would be sufficient for a session visit.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my website.
My name is Caroline Marshall and I work in Private Practice in Stafford.
I am a professionally qualified, registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I hold a fully enhanced DBS check previously know as a CRB check.
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