CAROLYN HALL

MA (INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY), MA (ENGLISH), UKCP,  FRSA

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STARTING PSYCHOTHERAPY

Life can sometimes feel overwhelming. It may feel a big step to contact a psychotherapist, but it can be a great support—even healing in itself—to talk freely to someone trusted. I can provide a safe, non-judgemental space in which we can explore together what is troubling you. Therapy offers you the opportunity to examine things you may not have shared with anyone—such as feelings around loss, relationships, abuse, work, family or financial problems. Many of our problems and patterns can be found to originate in our early life. Our aim is that as we work together you will gain a new awareness of yourself, and with that a greater sense of your own power, and you will be more able to make different choices in your life.


The process of psychotherapy can be a unique journey of growth, creativity, and change.  Our hope is that you will find more of a sense of balance, flexibility and well-being, as you see more clearly how to unlock your potential and live the life you want to live.

 
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HOW I WORK

I am trained in integrative psychotherapy, which considers the importance of the whole person, paying attention to the thoughts, feelings and physical symptoms which are causing distress or conflict. I believe every person is unique. I draw on several therapeutic models (including psychodynamic, humanistic, and existential psychotherapy), in order to respond most appropriately to your needs.

 

I place great emphasis on the importance of respect, kindness, honesty and equality with regard to my clients.

 

Each client’s aims are different. We can decide together whether you would like short- or long-term therapeutic help. Short-term work may be appropriate for a specific problem, while long-term work offers the opportunity for exploring issues in more depth. Sessions are generally weekly at a regular time, and last 50 minutes.

 

ABOUT MYSELF

I have an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy (with Distinction) from the Minster Centre/Middlesex University. I have also followed other trainings: including in group work at the Institute for Group Analysis and the Gestalt Centre; in arts psychotherapy at the Institute for the Arts and Therapy in Education (IATE); at Marriage Guidance (now Relate).

 

I have worked in a variety of settings, and I have had my own private practice in West London for about 20 years.

 

For several years I ran a training group for psychotherapy students at the Minster Centre.

 

I am registered with the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy), and abide by its code of ethics and confidentiality.

 

Before training as a therapist, I worked in publishing and as a freelance journalist.

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CONTACT

I work at 175 Portland Road, Holland Park, London W11 4LR.


There is controlled parking outside the house. Nearest tubes are Holland Park and Ladbroke Grove.  Many buses, including the 94 and the 52, pass close by.

Phone: 07769 700213

Email: carolynshall@icloud.com


Please contact me to talk about what you need. It can be a good idea to have an initial session for us to meet (in person or virtually) before we decide to work together.