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Ms Carol Aitken

Counselling

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Specialises in

  • Counselling
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy

About me

Life can be challenging and changes in life are often distressing. Sometimes clients are not sure what is "wrong" but benefit from a space to explore their difficulties and understand them and this often leads to positive long term change.

I work with young adults from 14 and adult clients suffering from a wide range of reactions, which can be brought on by experiences such as: stress and anxiety,bereavement, loss, redundancy, change in relationships, redeployment and bullying. Much of this work can involve responding to stress, anger, anxiety, low mood and depression, introducing coping strategies and supporting thoughts with CBT techniques .

I have received training in a number of different approaches, and work with an integrative approach. I see individuals privately, and from larger organisations and can offer appointments during the day and some evenings.. I offer short term and longer term counselling, responding to each client's needs.

I also provide solution focussed short-term contracted work with a large local organisation providing short-term counselling (6-8 sessions) , using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy techniques. Clients are often given "homework" between sessions to support them through change.

Additionally I specialise in stress management both for private individuals, groups and organisations. I offer a stress management coaching program, which consists of six sessions, learning about stress, how to reduce it, introduce coping strategies and learning how to become more effective and resilient in facing challenges.

On behalf of Breast Cancer Care I facilitate a support group in Falkirk for women with secondary breast cancer.

I am recognised trainer for Training for Care Scotland for Bereavement and within my own business offer training in stress management, resilience and well-being.

I also work with organisations supporting staff in challenging roles with resilience checks, signposting and supporting as appropriate.

I am interested in working with younger adults from the age of 14, changes in social structure and fast paced changes in environments can bring different pressures which can often result in challenges.

Areas of interest

Stress and Anxiety; Bereavement; Loss and Change; Health Anxiety; Depression

Working with young adults from age 14.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Eating disorders
Consultant's practices
Information for healthcare professionals

Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)

Procedures completed

  • AA808

    Counselling session - (5-50)

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