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About Us

The Tutor

Carole Darbyshire has been qualified since 1998 and is a registered, accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). Membership number: 521523
She has experience in CBT, solution focused therapy, and mindfulness. Carole has dealt with thousands of clients and has a 97% success rate (success defined by the clients – not us!)


Whatever the Issue

Carole is qualified for, and has experience in, all of the following:

  • Relationship difficulties
  • Stress, anxiety, depression, OCD
  • Anger management
  • Life changes, work or retirement
  • Substance misuse
  • Bereavement
  • Management, organisational change
  • Critical incident debriefing
  • Family Therapy – including foster and adoption issues

The Commitment

Counselling provides a safe and confidential environment, giving the opportunity to explore issues and develop solutions.
The absolute success of this approach is making a change, not just talking about it, thinking about it and planning it, but actually getting up and making it happen.
We will support you through the process, enable you to find a way forward and to create your own guidance to make the changes successful.
98% of all our clients need no further intervention, although very occasionally a couple of additional sessions may be needed, usually because of a significant change in circumstances during the programme.
But the pace is up to you, the more you take on the challenge, the faster you grow.

The Contract

At the first session, we agree boundaries for the process, confidentiality is paramount and sessions will be arranged by mutual agreement; these are usually weekly for between 2 and 8 weeks.

How does it work?

Counselling works by developing realistic and achievable ways of regaining control over our emotions, our thoughts and our lives.
By developing strategies to deal with situations, we can regain confidence in the decisions we make and in our ability to cope. This enables us to focus on the important things in life, rather tan being ruled by stress, anxiety or depression.


Whatever direction you choose to take, like most things in life, counselling only works if we are committed to making a difference.
It is not an easy process and can be challenging, but the benefits are incredibly rewarding and it feels fantastic to be back in the driving seat.