Welcome to Cumbria Psychotherapy and Counselling

Welcome to Cumbria Psychotherapy and Counselling


My name is Carmen Docton. I am a Clinical Integrative Psychotherapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and  a member of the Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College of the UK  Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

I offer face to face therapy and counselling for individuals  and couples from age 18.

My consulting rooms are in Carlisle and I offer appointments Monday - Thursday daytime and evening.

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My name is Carmen Docton. I am a Clinical Integrative Psychotherapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and  a member of the Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College of the UK  Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

I offer face to face therapy and counselling for individuals  and couples from age 18.

My consulting rooms are in Carlisle and I offer appointments Monday - Thursday daytime and evening.

About

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Philosophy

My belief is that we are all born with the potential to live full and satisfying lives. Sometimes difficult life experiences, traumas or uncertainties leave us feeling alone, demoralised and negative. Therapy or counselling can help us to regain our equilibrium, restoring  faith in ourselves and helping us to build stronger relationships with the people around us.

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Therapy Approaches

I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. This means I am trained in a number of theories for example developmental, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural and attachment theories.  The breadth of this training allows me to use a variety of approaches with my clients, so that I can individually tailor therapy to suit your personal needs. 

I will listen and support you to share what is troubling you. 

We will work together psychoanalytically using Transactional Analysis. Many clients also choose to include creative approaches  like imagery, music, dreamwork, bodywork or art  to enable deeper self exploration. Often we will explore your past and how it affects your current struggles .

As an Integrative Therapist, I encourage clients to be brave and try new things in therapy knowing it is a safe and confidential environment. 

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Working Together

 We will work to a contract that we agree together after an initial assessment. The contract will be a description of the problem you wish to resolve and how we have agreed to work towards this. We will regularly evaluate together how therapy is progressing. Individual  work may be short term or long term depending on your needs.  Couples therapy is short term of assessment plus 8 sessions.

Our work together will be strictly confidential and bounded by rules of Professional conduct laid out by UKCP.  

Areas of experience

Some people know why they want counselling or therapy. I  work with clients with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, suicidal thoughts, chronic fatigue syndrome, bereavement, caring responsibilities, childhood trauma and abuse, domestic abuse, overeating, self harm, gender dysphoria and workplace conflict. I also offer therapy to trainee Psychotherapists and Counsellors.

Sometimes we are simply aware of feeling "not myself" or "unable to cope" or are having difficulty managing emotions or relationships. Therapy can help you to explore and clarify your difficulties. Process issues from your past and build your self knowledge: identifying your  personal strengths to help you move forward in a new way.

Fees and Information

I understand that coming to counselling or therapy can feel very daunting. It is important that you feel comfortable and happy with your choice of therapist. For this reason, I offer a reduced rate for an initial session so we can meet and you can ask any questions you have. This will help us to decide if we feel we can work together


Individual Therapy

Initial session £20.00

Subsequent sessions £45.00

 All sessions are 50 minutes long


Couples Therapy

Initial session £45.00 (1 hour)

Subsequent sessions £70.00 (90 minutes)


Payment is by cash, cheques or BACS at each session.

Contact Details

email : cmdocton@gmail.com


tel: 07988864282


Carmen Docton DPC DIP UKCP

Psychotherapist

People First Conference Centre

Milbourne Street

Carlisle

Cumbria

CA2 5XB


I am happy to answer, by email, any general questions you may have about starting therapy. Please send me a message.

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Cumbria Psychotherapy

Hours

Mon-Thurs: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed Saturday
Closed Sunday