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Hi, I'm Caroline

I'm a therapist with 20 years of experience of working with individuals experiencing mental health and emotional wellbeing challenges.

I now specialise in the following areas: 

  • Working with people who are experiencing disordered eating, eating disorders, dysfunctional exercise behaviours or body image issues.

  • Working with adolescents

  • Using movement to support trauma recovery

My Approach

believe that we can't just talk our way through deep felt feelings or long held patterns of behaviour. The body holds knowledge and potential for change that conscious language cannot always reach. With that, I recognise that it can be incredibly challenging for some to connect with their body. And, indeed, it can be incredibly challenging for some to connect with words. So I use combinations of talking therapies and somatic therapies so that I can meet you where you are at and help you move forward in ways that make sense to you. At the heart of my practice is my deep desire to connect with you with respect and compassion for the unique individual that you are.
 

 

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Disordered Eating, Eating Disorders & Body Image

I work across a continuum from disordered eating through to diagnosed clinical eating disorders - and the other challenges that can come along with them.

 

I have worked specifically in this area for 7+ years, choosing to do so due to my own lived experience, and subsequent recovery, from various eating disorders.   

My approach is multi-faceted and adaptable and very much geared towards the person in front of me and their specific needs at that time.

 

No two people are the same so every approach to repairing relationships with food, exercise and the body is different. For this reason I have trained in skills ranging from quite structured and behaviour focused ones through to practices like mindfulness and body awareness movement.  

Adolescents

I work with young people from age 14 upwards.

Adolescence is a time of great change - from forming individual identity and developing independence through to physical changes in the body and brain. 

It's difficult enough being this age and then we add in pressures of school, friendships and even navigating through a pandemic. 

It's a time that many are vulnerable to mental health issues and emotional challenges. It is also a time when therapeutic support can help to build a healthy esteem.

I work with adolescents experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, body image or disordered eating issues, self harm or depression 

Movement for Trauma

Life is full of overwhelming experiences and our body is there with us in all of them. It experiences, and is impacted by, our pain, hurts, unmet needs, and trauma. It holds them as memories within our tissues which can impact on how we connect to our body, move, feel and take ownership of the space that we occupy with it.

Movement therapy helps you reconnect with your body and regain trust of your feelings and experiences. I draw from various practices (yoga, pilates, somatics or functional movement) but we are not focused on form, technique or style. I am guided by you and we go at the pace that you are comfortable with. 

Words From My Clients

I found Caroline by accident (or maybe not), and I liked her own story of eating disorder recovery. It resonated with where I was.  At the beginning of each session, we would have a 5 or 10 minute chat about how I was doing and what had been happening since the last session. Then we'd do yoga. I don't know how she did it, but it always spoke exactly to me! I liked that could take that away with me and practice at home myself if I felt I needed to, but often the session itself changed my perspective.  I had 8 sessions with Caroline which were absolutely invaluable. I'm so grateful to Caroline for her support and wisdom.  ”

NI

 I can’t thank you enough for the difference you’ve made to how I feel. For weeks and weeks I’ve struggled. Now I feel more excited about the future. And I feel like I have one.

RA

Thank you for making it so easy and comfortable for me to talk about how I am feeling about my body. I honestly didn't imagine getting to that point never mind beginning to think that I could actually find a way to like my body. The session today was very enlightening and I'm feeling very hopeful about moving forward from here

KT

At this moment - and long may it last - food seems to have lost its power. There doesn’t seem to be the same psychological crutch type reliance on the contents of my fridge and cupboards. 

I’m really glad I’m going through this process with you, you’re awesome!!!

AC

You got me to believe in myself, Thank you so much xxx

SS - aged 15

Contact Me

Please do get in touch if you want to ask more. Very happy to answer any questions you have. 

07960445557
Carolinetoshack72@gmail.com

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