Caroline Baddiley

Integrative Counsellor MBACP

Therapies offered

Integrative Counselling – Individuals

About Caroline 

Caroline specialises in Maternity Counselling working with people on any issues related to pregnancy or any time after the birth.

She is an integrative counsellor, meaning that she draws on several different counselling theories, some elements of Mindfulness as well as bringing herself to the counselling relationship. Her work is underpinned by person-centre theory which trusts people’s innate ability to look at what is troubling them and grow and develop with the counsellor   “walking beside them”.


As an experienced, fully trained counsellor and retired midwife Caroline has extensive professional experience and insight in supporting women and/or partners with birth and postnatal issues.

She previously worked within an NHS setting in a Maternity Counselling service and has experience with:

  • Anxiety – in pregnancy or any time afterwards
  • Birth trauma. Any event that left you or your partner feeing afraid, anxious, out of control or helpless can be trauma
  • Baby loss and stillbirth including grief – whether from baby loss or any bereavement
  • Pregnancy following a previous baby loss
  • Miscarriage or termination
  • Fertility issues – trying to conceive; IVF; feelings around pregnancy following successful conception or not conceiving
  • Postnatal depression/ anxiety – both in pregnancy and/or postnatally any time after the birth for both mothers and/or fathers
  • Fear of giving birth (Tokophobia)
  • Baby being unwell or in Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Feeling overwhelmed by becoming a parent or feeling very upset or angry about the birth
  • Breastfeeding grief – when feeding your baby did not go to plan

Professional and academic qualifications 

  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited Training
  • Diploma in Higher Education/Midwifery (Registered Midwife, retired)


 Member of British Association for Counselling& Psychotherapy – MBACP