Caroline Rosta, MSc, MA (she/her)
Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Grief Informed Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, safeTALK Trainer
I welcome everyone with a desire for healing, wellbeing and transformation
I am an experienced therapist, counsellor and clinical supervisor with extensive experience in the UK and Canada. I continue to deepen and evolve my practice; recently, I have gained specialist certification as a clinical trauma therapist as well as a clinical grief specialist. I help clients to learn tools and skills that can bring immediate change while also developing sustainable long-term shifts in self-concept, self-esteem, thought patterns and behaviours that clients can continue to build on beyond our work together.
I bring a solid knowledge-base to clients. This includes multiple graduate degrees and engaging regularly in professional development. I have expertise in a range of therapeutic modalities and systems of change including specialist training in anxiety disorders, trauma, grief and loss, attachment, compassion-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), narrative therapy and mindfulness. I keep up-to-date with cutting-edge neuroscientific research that informs our understanding of the brain-body connection and healing. My approach is person-centred, trauma-informed and grounded in anti-oppression and anti-racism principles.
Added to my knowledge base and skills as a therapist is what I consider to be the heart of my work: caring, respect, trust, and "realness" with clients. I don't have a "one size fits all" approach to counselling or psychotherapy; everyone's experience is unique and everyone deserves unique attention. My clients often come to me, initially, because of my experience and expertise in evidence-based interventions and systems of change. Then they often discover that their own healing is about more than tools and techniques. My clients know I value their experience, feelings and goals; they are the experts in their own experiences and that is the starting point of our partnership. My clients and I, together, bring valuable experience, expertise and insights to our therapeutic work.
In clinical supervision, I help therapists deepen their effectiveness and self-awareness and develop their practices as we explore issues of a clinical, professional and practical nature that impact the therapeutic process and therapeutic relationship.
As an adjunct to my therapy and supervision practices, I am thrilled to provide life-saving 3-hour safeTALK suicide prevention training. My decision to train groups in suicide awareness and prevention stems from a conviction that we all have a role to play AND we can all help prevent suicides with the right training.
I provide safeTALK training in community, educational and corporate settings. The safeTALK workshop is a great way to open conversations around mental wellbeing in any setting while empowering participants with real-life skills and the confidence to help themselves and others.