Qualifications, Experience and Background

Qualifications and Training

Rewind Technique Certificate: International Association For Rewind Trauma Therapy

Post Qualification Certificate in Working With Couples : Leeds Centre For Psychological Development

Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling: University of Leeds (Distinction)

Diploma in Careers Guidance: LGMB

BA (Hons) Interdisciplinary Human Studies (philosophy and psychology): University of Bradford

In addition I have attended numerous short courses on topics such as:
  • Soulution Focused Approches
  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness
  • Time Limited Dynamic Therapy
  • Issues of Erotic Transference
  • Developmental Tasks and Transitions
  • AssessmentS
  • Spirituality, Healing and The Counsellor
  • Working with Eating Disorders
  • The Therapy Time Line
  • Working with a Time Limit
  • Working with Sexual Abuse
  • Counselling For Depression
  • De-Mystifying PsychopathologY
  •  Understanding Domestic Abuse
  • Working with Breaks and Endings
  • Training for Trainers
  • Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Anxiety
  • Integrating Gestalt into Your Practice
  • Child Protection
  • Rewind Technique

Experience  and Background

My counselling training involved a placement within  an accredited generic counselling agency, engaging in both long and short-term counselling with a range of clients, and continuing with the organisation on a self-employed basis  for a number of years after qualification .  I  also worked for the organisation as a parent counsellor. I also have experience of working as a young people's counsellor within the Youth Service of a local authority, as a counsellor within  secondary schools and as a counsellor within a Level 2 CAMHS service.

I have a small private counselling  practice, offering counselling to adults, couples and young people in Leeds.

I was inspired to train as a counsellor after positve experiences as a client, learning from experience how liberating and life-enhancing psychotherapeutic work can be.
Carol Lightowler BA (Hons)-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling-Reg  MBACP(Accredited)- Integrative Counsellor -  Mobile 07931967109 -  Counselling in  Leeds  -  Couples Counselling - Counselling in Morley - Rewind Therapy - Counselling For Young People