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In these uncertain times, it’s vitally important that we follow the government’s guidelines with respect to COVID-19. As such we are temporarily unable to provide face to face counselling services. Our fully qualified online counsellors, continue to offer online sessions. If you have any questions relating to online counselling please do not hesitate to contact us below.


Centred Counselling is committed to helping you be the person you want to be through face to face or online confidential non-judgemental professional counselling.


We are here to help, not to judge or criticise. Our counsellors accept you for who you are.


It’s critical that we can build trust and we do this by being transparent and open with you from the start.


You can be sure that you will be working with certified, experienced professional counsellors.


Your privacy is a top priority. Sessions are completely confidential as is all the information you provide us.



Everyone suffers from anxiety at some point and it can leave you feeling nervous, panicked or completely helpless. We can help you explore your fears and move past them in a safe professional environment.



People experience depression in different ways, for some it may be a heaviness or sadness while for others it can be debilitating. Talk to one of our professional counsellors about how it feels for you.

Low Self-Esteem

Low Self-Esteem

Low self-esteem can stop you leading the life you want. It can impact your confidence and ultimately lead to depression or anxiety. We can help change your perception of yourself and find your strengths.



Dissociation is a normal reaction to overwhelming emotions. It may leave you feeling disconnected, struggling with strong emotions and mood swings or feeling empty and confused. Our counsellors can help you reconnect.


Caroline Hewitt
CPCAB Accred, DipSocialCare


  • About
  • Qualifications
  • Experience
  • Additional Info

Hi, I am Caroline Hewitt and I am the founding member of Centred Counselling. I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Sometimes in this fast-paced life, we lose track of who we are and what we genuinely want for ourselves, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and stuck. Our thoughts and feelings don’t always match up and sometimes they are based in past events or future concerns, this can make day to day living a struggle.

In my practice, it is my aim to offer you a safe space where you can begin to unpick what is happening for you, even if you’re not sure where to start. Though it often doesn’t feel like it, I believe that each person is unique and has an innate ability towards healing and in my role as a counsellor, I will endeavour to journey alongside you as you discover this for yourself.

I am able to offer face to face and online counselling and have daytime/evening and weekend availability.


Formal Qualifications:

  • Online Counselling Diploma (OCST)
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (level 5)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (level 4)
  • Practitioners Certificate in Effective Neuroscience and Attachment Theory
  • Level 3 Counselling Studies
  • National Diploma in Social Care
  • Level 3 ELKLAN (Speech and Language)

Other Relevant Training:

  • Trauma, Dissociation & Recovery – PODS
  • Working with Relational Trauma – PODS
  • Trauma and the Body: Somatisation and Dissociation – PODS Oct
  • Living and working with Dissociation – PODS
  • Working with Personality Adaptations – Helen Manning
  • STORM – Self Injury CAMHS
  • Personality disorders – Helen Manning
  • STORM – Suicide prevention training aimed at young people CAMHS
  • Samaritans training 2013 (Samaritans volunteer for 1 year)
  • Mental Health and Young People CAMHS
  • Intro to Understanding Psychological Trauma
  • Introduction to Child and Adolescent Mental Health CAMHS
  • GDPR, Prevent, Safeguarding, Fire Safety


  • Broadreach TrainingMy most recent role was as Student Liaison at Broadreach Training, this role involved supporting all aspects of student engagement and teaching to our counselling students.  As well as this, I was also responsible for managing the counselling provision, ensuring students that were on placement were supported as well as offering person-centred counselling and psycho-education to students where needed. 
  • SALT – Supporting Adults that’s were sexually abused as children to make sense of their past in order to live the life they want to have now.
  • Samaritans – Phone Counselling – Supporting people that were experiencing a range of emotional difficulties, loneliness through to suicide.
  • LGBT Helpline – Phone Counselling – Offering empathic understanding and support around relationships, coming out, sexuality, discrimination and isolation. 

Current Roles:

  • Centred Counselling  – Private Practice / Founding Member
  • SSL– Affiliate Psychotherapist/Counsellor
  • Professional Help – Affiliate Psychotherapist/Counsellor

I am a fully insured registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and I am currently working towards full accreditation with them.  

I am also a member of the local group for counsellors, Westcountry Association for Counsellors, we meet regularly to enjoy each other’s company and share continued professional development.

I attend regular supervision to ensure I am working ethically and safely at all times and meet the requirements laid down for BACP membership.

My practice offers predominantly Person Centred therapy because it recognises our base needs as human beings to feel safe, accepted without judgement and to be understood. I am however able to offer alternative ways of working, should you be interested. I have experience of working creatively with elements from:

  • Gestalt
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Mindfulness and Grounding techniques
  • Psycho-education

I welcome expression through sandtray, writing, drawing, timelines, music.


Get counselling where and when you need it.


In-person in a safe


Secure E-mail or
Instant Messenger


Phone or
Internet Call


Via secure video




An initial 30 minute consultation to explore your specific needs and discuss how we can help.
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Discount sessions for students needing counselling / support whilst studying.
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Standard counselling sessions with one of our expert team in normal working hours.
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Evening counselling sessions with one of our expert team outside of normal working hours.
  • Evening hours – 4pm-8pm



Thank you for helping me when I needed it most.  I thought that life would never be the same, and just didn’t want to get out of bed anymore or be around people.  You helped me make sense of my feelings and now I know life won’t ever be the same, but it feels different, my days are better and I am happier and I have started volunteering again.

DT / June 2018

I’m much more confident in myself and my abilities. I’ve definitely made moves away from relationships that were hurting me.  I value myself, my thoughts, my wants first and I am finally living my life the way I have always wanted to.

BR / Feb 2017

I have been seeing Caroline as my counsellor for a couple of years now and have felt and experienced many changes; I have become more confident, more happy and more myself since receiving therapy from Caroline. She is considerate, empathetic, reassuring and very quickly allayed any concerns I had receiving counselling in the first place.

LH / Oct 2016


You can find out about what’s happening at Centred Counselling on our news page.

7th July 2020

Remember January? It seems an age since everyone was planning their new year’s resolutions. Imagine if we’d known then what we know now. That yearly gym subscription might have been swapped out for a Netflix or Zoom subscription. For most of us in the UK, March 23rd saw our world turned upside down. Whether you […]

29th September 2019

Many of our services are now delivered online, whether it’s banking, shopping or a Doctor’s appointments, we are increasingly embracing the flexibility of being able to access services in the comfort of our own homes. It should come as no surprise that counselling services too are increasingly finding themselves being used online. Online counselling might […]

28th April 2019

One of the best ways to help a friend with anxiety would be to understand and recognise the condition and the severity in which it can affect a person’s life.


Finding the right counsellor can be tricky, start your journey today by contacting us for a no commitment chat to discuss how we might be able to help.


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