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About Carina

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After many years as a lawyer, I decided to train as a counsellor after experiencing therapy myself.  So, with the support and encouragement of a therapist, I began making better decisions for myself and started to live a more authentic and flourishing life.

My clients come from a range of different backgrounds and have sought counselling for a wide variety of reasons.  I work with people who may be depressed, anxious or otherwise feeling sad. They may have relationship, self-esteem or confidence challenges, or may be struggling with a life transition or identity issue.  

As a counsellor, I firmly believe that you write your own life story. Sometimes, though, it can feel hard to face things on your own or make sense of the challenges life can present.  This is where counselling can help.  For me, the most rewarding part of what I do is seeing how counselling can transform someone’s world.  

🏳️‍🌈 I am an LGBTQ+ affirmative counsellor.

How I work

I offer a supportive, safe and confidential space for you to talk about whatever is on your mind.  

You will find that my manner is warm and friendly, and I will listen without judgement. Moreover, I’m down-to-earth, calm and genuine, and I encourage you to be yourself too.

My main way of working is as a person-centred counsellor and therapist, although I use other techniques and approaches. Some examples include coaching, transactional analysis and mindfulness techniques. You can read more about different types of therapy here.

Coaching

In addition to my therapy work, I am an innovative coach and psychological wellbeing consultant. I first started coaching in 2009 and have used my skills in many settings. I specialise in supporting professionals who want to flourish – in whatever way that means to them. This typically involves work in understanding yourself, your values, your hopes and aspirations, your unique talents and the internal barriers that may hamper you from being who and how you want to be.

Get in touch – I can help.

carinabadgerwellbeing@gmail.com

07859 330187

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