About Me

Hi everyone and welcome to my website. I’m Carrie and I run Counselling with Carrie.

I set up Counselling with Carrie in 2021. I had previously worked within a local wellbeing charity and as a counsellor within a secondary school. I saw the challenges that lots of people were facing and decided to take the plunge and set up my own business! Believe me, this is something I never thought I could do and yet here I am!

As cliché as it sounds, this is the job I’ve always wanted to do. In my late teens, I began to struggle with my mental health and experienced the power of counselling for myself. I’ve had personal experience of many issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, infertility, miscarriage, and sexual assault. I would never claim that I’m an expert in any of these fields or that I know how anyone else must be feeling as all experiences are unique. But I like to think it gives me a level of understanding and empathy that can be helpful.

As well as being a counsellor, I also work closely with a Swindon based charity. I’m a wellbeing facilitator for Inner Flame, running online courses for young people to help them with managing their anxiety. I’m proud to say that I learn something from the young people in every group I run! It’s a real privilege to be a part of their journey and to see them take small steps towards their goals.

I guess my other main role is as mum to my (very likely) autistic child. The challenges to getting a diagnosis are numerous and I’m sure many people can relate to the frustrations around this. What a journey it has been to recognise myself as a parent-carer and to see my life change to support my wonderful child. I hope some of that knowledge and empathy comes across to my clients!

I take time out from the pressures of life whenever I can. I love to be outside in a green space so it’s no surprise that I am a huge fan of Center Parcs and will take a spa break/holiday there whenever I can. It’s never as often as I would like!

I hope by learning a bit more about me that you feel able to make that next step and see if I am the right counsellor for you 🙂

Please do get in touch via the contact form

Or call/text me on 07856 778004.