Carolyn Bartlett, Counsellor

I am a Registered Member of BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and abide by their ethical framework.

My training started in 2014 at Hills Road Adult College, Cambridge with a grounding in psychodynamic psychotherapy and incorporated other approaches and modalities.  I now work integratively, giving clients an individual experience depending on their requirements.   I have also received specialist training in trauma as well as bereavement and loss.

In the past I have volunteered for the charity Winter Comfort in Cambridge who provide support for adults who are either homeless or vulnerably housed.

My continued work with Kidney Cancer UK provides counselling to newly diagnosed patients, supporting their journey through surgery, treatments and living with uncertainty.  I also have a small private practice.

Baby loss and maternal trauma can have a devastating effect on parents who may be feeling confused and alone with negative thought processes and a sense of isolation.  My goal is to create a safe space for clients to process life changing events which can feel overwhelming and unendurable.  My work with both couples and individuals is essentially about the importance of the relationship we build and the trust in that relationship. Resilience is an innate human resource but certain situations can make us feel hopeless and helpless, with the right support and understanding we learn to accept and move forward. 

Working for Petals is incredibly rewarding and the whole team are extraordinary in what they have achieved and continue to achieve.