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At Centred Counselling we are passionate about providing confidential, and non-judgemental counselling services. We endeavour to work alongside you, with your agenda, to listen, explore and reflect with you so that you might move through difficult times towards where you would like to be. We are sensitive to how emotions can be difficult and overwhelming and can support you through your process at a pace that is safe and feels right for you.


Caroline Hewitt
CPCAB Accred, DipSocialCare


  • About
  • Qualifications
  • Experience
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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 I am currently working towards 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 is predominantly Person Centred 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.

What do we stand for?



We value you for who you are. Life squeezes us into all sorts of shapes that we may not naturally choose to be in, so we strive to know the real you and offer a safe space free of judgements.


Our professionalism is what ensures that we off offer you a safe service. Our Counsellors are all qualified, registered and insured as well as friendly and approachable.


Though we are in business, we are not robots, we too are human beings. It’s important to us to be real and honest with you and hope that you can be with us.


We believe your safety is paramount. Whether this means within the environment that we meet in or the level of therapy you are experiencing, we will ensure that your welfare is our focus.


We recognise that talking therapies can be enhanced through creativity and other forms of expression and we welcome this into our sessions.


We would like to offer everyone a chance to access counselling if they wish too, but recognise for some there may be additional hurdles, contact us and we will do all that we can to help.


The confidentiality of what you bring to us is a top priority. From your personal details to what you talk to us about in your sessions, we handle all information sensitively and with respect.


We don’t want you to be waiting for a response, we handle our client’s requests quickly and efficiently to make you feel valued and supported when you need help.


We’ll be there, just for you, when it is time for your appointment. You can rely on us to work with the same care and sensitivity right throughout your therapy.

How do we help?


What we do


When you contact us we will be explicit about the services we can offer you, we will listen carefully to how you would like to proceed and work with you to set up a first session.

We give you


Once counselling has begun you will be able to talk about anything that is important to you within your session, with your counsellor. Your counsellor will help to create a safe space and support you to reflect upon your thoughts and feelings.

What happens


Having an independent person to talk freely too and be genuinely heard can be a transformative process, easing the emotions and thought processes that may have built up.


Start your journey to become the person you want to be with our professional help.


City Business Park
Somerset Place
Plymouth, PL3 4BB


07462 800288



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