Carolyn O’Neill CST-D, MCSS

Carolyn (Caro) initially began her training as a complementary therapist in 1996. Having established a successful practice in Mallorca, where she was living at the time, she then returned to the UK and continued her training with the Upledger Institute UK. Caro is currently studying a five year Masters degree in Gestalt Psychotherapy at The Metanoia Institute in London. As a supervised trainee she is offering affordable counselling sessions here at the Kensey Centre.

Gestalt Psychotherapy

Gestalt Psychotherapy works by being with you in the here and now. Rather than dig up the past, you are invited to bring your past into the present and together we explore how it is affecting you today. Gestalt Psychotherapy is suitable for issues such as anxiety, panic attacks, grief and trauma. Therapy can be short or long term, according to your needs.

Find out more about Caro and Gestalt Psychotherapy at

Caro is available for appointments at the Kensey Centre on Wednesdays.


Counselling – £45.00
(50 minute session)

On initial contact, either by text or phone, you will be invited to have an informal chat to discuss your requirements. If both therapist and client are happy to proceed further appointments can be scheduled.

Appointments can be made with Caro on 07717 400152.

Rachel Wood MA UKCP Acred. BACP Reg.

Rachel has an MA in Psychotherapy having completed five-year training in Mindfulness-Based Core Process Psychotherapy at the Karuna Institute. She is accredited by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. 

For the past three years, Rachel has run a busy private practice in Plymouth and the Tamar valley. Before this, she worked as a therapist/counsellor in a variety of agency settings. Her background is in mental health and for several years, she was involved in academic research into conditions that disrupt or distort an individual’s sense of self. 

Rachel has particular interests in working with neurodiversity, gender identity and in developing ways to use nature as a resource in therapy (sometimes called ‘eco’ or ‘wild’ therapy).

Rachel is available for appointments at the Kensey Centre on Fridays.

An initial appointment can be made with Rachel via email at or by calling 07432 710240. The initial 30-45 minute session is a chance for you to meet each other and discuss your needs. There is no charge for this meeting.


60 minute session – £50

Core Process Psychotherapy

Core Process Psychotherapy is a contemplative approach that integrates the development of mindful awareness with modern, Western neuropsychology.

Psychotherapy is an effective way to tackle specific issues and also to look at deeper questions of meaning and personal growth. Life is rarely straightforward – it’s not always easy to work things out on your own. Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to slow down and take a bit of time to look at what’s happening. From there, we can start to identify patterns and choose what to change. Working through issues this way can create more choices in how we respond to others and the circumstances of our lives.

Some people seek therapy for help with problems like anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties or grief. Others come looking for a deeper sense of meaning and connection than they currently experience in their lives. Therapy provides a space to work out what’s going on and how to make changes.

​What to expect on your visit

Psychotherapy aims to provide a safe and supportive environment where you can work on the issues that matter to you at your own pace. Sessions are confidential and carried out in a non-judgemental environment of warmth and mutual respect. It is a given that we are each unique individuals with our own needs and personal history.

Further Information

Metanoia Institute

UK Council for Psychotherapy

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy