Following your enquiry

Thank you so much for your recent enquiry for some counselling therapy. I am retiring in December,  after 25+ years as a psychotherapist, and will no longer be seeing clients.

I so believe in the importance of therapy.  It is still my great passion and I continue to be an enthusiastic advocate for the profession. I have a number of important criteria to help you find a good therapist to suit you,which I have listed below:

1.) Go to the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) website and find their registerof therapists in your area.

2.) Pick a therapist with at least 8-10 years of experience in the field. 

3.) Find a therapist that has an integrative training. This means using a number of models of therapy and for me preferably with an underpinning of TA (Transactional analysis).  Person centered counselling, on its own I have observed as being less useful, to create long-term change. CBT (Cognitive behavioural therapy is afine tool but I believe it is not a stand-alone therapy for permanent change.   The integrative TA underpinning is really useful. 

4.) Most important of all - If you find you are not engaging with your chosen therapist, it is ok to change and find one that feels right for you.  In fact its more than ok it is essential for your process.  

If I can be of any further help you can find me on this email address bronwyn.carson@btinternet.com and I will be delighted to sign post you on to someone I can personally recommend or answer any queries you may have. 

Wishing you all well

Kindest regards, Bron