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The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.

Japanese proverb

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Carima Nolten

Integrative Counsellor



Hi, my name is Carima and I am an Integrative Counsellor, specializing in providing therapeutic support to children, young people and adults. I offer both in person as well as online sessions, depending on suitability.

Counselling helps individuals explore any concerns that may be causing problems in their social, emotional or cognitive development and continued growth. The therapeutic process provides an opportunity to express difficult or confused feelings in a safe environment with clear boundaries.

I believe that all people deserve a safe, confidential space to be reflective, listened to and supported. I also believe it is important to acknowledge that every child and adult is unique and should therefore, be empowered to choose a therapeutic approach to healing that feels comfortable for them.


I work predominantly in a person-centred manner, drawing from a variety of different therapeutic models and approaches when working with my clients.

Play is a natural medium of communication for children and the use of play and creative techniques facilitates the free expression of feelings, assisting children in building resilience and improving their self-esteem.

Art-based approaches are beneficial for both children and adults to process complex feelings and thoughts, by giving expression, movement, shape and colour to life experiences in a way that often words alone can't do.

   Interventions and approaches that may be used during sessions include, but are not limited to:

Art Therapy

Play Therapy

Sand Tray Therapy

 Sensorimotor Art Psychotherapy

Clay Field Therapy

Guided Drawing


Talking Therapy  -CBT, Solution-focused 

Coaching - psychoeducation & coping tools

If you have any questions or would like to organise a time to discuss how I may be of assistance, please do get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,



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​Some of the benefits of counselling and working therapeutically:


• Developing emotional resilience

• Opportunity to process difficult feelings and experiences

• Improved self-esteem and self-confidence

• Improved social and emotional communication


"Carima has great attention to detail and is very diligent. She kept the children engaged with all the activities she conducted with them and answered their questions appropriately. She is consistent, patient and empathetic and I would highly recommend her. "

"As a counsellor Carima is relatable, genuine in her approach and a good listener. She creates a welcoming, safe space for children to express their thoughts and feelings by working creatively through storytelling and Play, encouraging children through a journey of self- discovery."

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