Counselling for Fostering and Adoption

Multicultural familyThere are about 72,000 children and young people in care in England and Wales. This means that many people’s lives are affected by fostering. Whether as a foster carer, a person who has been fostered or a family member with a child/relative in foster care.

Caroline has many years experience of working with people in these situations. Fostering can bring with it it’s own unique experiences and if you feel that you may benefit from counselling/psychotherapy to support you with this area of your life then please contact  Caroline for further information.

Fostering Providers

The Special Needs Counselling Service can offer professional, confidential, independent and impartial counselling for your organisation on an ad hoc, pay as you go basis, as and when you need it.

Initial appointments can usually be offered within 48 hours.

The number of counselling sessions provided usually ranges from four to eight, but can be tailored to meet the needs of your organisation and foster carer.

If you are a Fostering Agency and you would like more information of how our service may be of help to your staff please contact Caroline on 07811 549463 or email ku.oc.gnillesnuocsdeenlaicepsnull@enilorac


Counselling for adoption related issues

Caroline is an approved adoption counsellor for Barnardos Link Adoption Support Service. She also offers attachment focused counselling to families.

Adults and young people may decide to seek counselling for many adoption related issues including:

  • preparing for adoption
  • early placement difficulties
  • emotional distress
  • ongoing feelings of loss and grief
  • low self esteem
  • a sense of isolation and loneliness
  • doubts and fears for the future
  • identity confusion
  • longing to re-establish contact with adopted or permanently placed family member
  • telling subsequent children or partners
  • questions around tracing now adult adopted child
  • unexpected contact from adult adopted daughter or son
  • managing reunion and subsequent relationship with now adult adopted son or daughter

If you are a prospective adopter, adopter, have been adopted or are a birth family member and you would like counselling around adoption related issues please contact Caroline.


Member of The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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