Caroline Christian is warm and compassionate and shows respect and empathy to her clients. She is skilled at listening and reflecting back the salient issues. She believes that through offering a safe and trusting space, the client can be supported in developing a stronger sense of self, whilst becoming increasingly self-aware and self-valuing. As a counsellor, Caroline has worked extensively with people who have experienced bereavement and also women who have suffered, often traumatically, from being in coercive relationships. She also has a concern for the rise in adolescent depression and anxiety and the impact that this has on parents and siblings.
Caroline’s life experience is varied and includes working for 10 years in a cancer department in an NHS hospital. She has observed how illness can affect an individual’s relationships and priorities. Caroline is able to support her clients through journeys which might feel scary and difficult, exploring painful issues and losses and finding new meanings.
Caroline is studying for a post qualification Diploma in Adolescent and School Counselling and works as a counsellor in a secondary school in Lambeth. She is a qualified counsellor and is registered with the BACP. She works in a Person Centred way and provides counselling to clients at a GP surgery in Lambeth within the Awareness Centre’s NHS counselling service.