Carol Yates

Carol Yates

Counsellor and Integrative Yoga Therapist

Carol has been teaching Yoga alongside her profession as a nurse and counsellor for thirty plus years.

She has an extensive CV including General, Community Psychiatric nursing, Counsellor and Yoga therapy age ranges from children to older adults. A combination that works extremely well in helping people recover and heal from a vast range of mental and physical problems.

Carol Provides Humanistic Counselling and Integrative Yoga Therapy.

In these challenging times, where working from home can restrict both a physical and social outlet, it is even more important to address the potential negative effect on our physical and mental well-being’.

Humanistic Counselling

Humanistic counselling is a mental health approach that emphasises the importance of being your true self in order to lead the most fulfilling life. It’s based on the principle that everyone has their own unique way of looking at the world. This view can impact your choices and actions. It also involves a core belief that people are good at heart and capable of making the right choices for themselves. If you don’t hold yourself in high regard, it’s harder to develop your full potential.

As a counsellor working in community Mental health teams, I have witnessed many people move from being disabled by virtually no self-esteem often caused by trauma in their young life, to valuing themself and their life.

It is an excellent model for helping a person come into their own potential, increase positive self-regard and enjoy life.

Integrative Yoga Therapy

Essentially, yoga therapy is the application of yoga practices to alleviate physical and mental health conditions with the view of promoting self-care and encouraging overall well-being.

The science of Yoga covers many practices; breath control, relaxation, cleansing practises, stretching, meditation,      In Integrative Yoga Therapy we do an in-depth assessment to assist in finding what you need in order to help yourself heal from conditions; enhance your immune system, release blockages within the energy system and find an inner sense of peace and balance. A plan is formed, and a self-practice is designed for the client to do with the help of the therapist.

Practise at home in between sessions is recommended and can be very enjoyable, leaving one with enhanced energy and able to relax better as the tensions are released from the layers of muscle.

This approach is ideal for releasing stress and relaxing, anxiety, depression, postural problems, releasing trauma held in the body memory, lung capacity, blood pressure, enhancing the immune system to name a few conditions. Basically, the whole body feeling better has a strong impact on the mood.

Her professional qualifications include:

  • Integrative Yoga Therapist, Yoga for Health teacher.
  • Registered General Nurse, Registered Mental Nurse
  • Diploma in Humanistic Counselling, Dip. In Aromatherapy.
  • Levels 1, 2, 3 in Bach Flower Remedy training.

“I have found during my work; the physical body is often very affected when the person is suffering from a mental health ailment.
The reverse can often be the case.”

Carol is highly experienced in working with;

Relaxation | Mindfulness | Anxiety/ Panic | Depression | Trauma of abuse | Postural problems | Breathing Problems | Meditation and Visualisation | Bach Flower Remedies

Carol works both one-to-one, with groups, and in workshops.


To Book with Carol, please telephone us on 01803 500300 0r complete the form below.

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