Carolynne gained a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Behavioural Psychotherapists.
She has a particular interest and experience in working with people whose lives have been affected by adoption or those who are part of a reconstructed family. She has worked with all three corners of the adoption triangle and has many years’ experience of working with birth families, adoptive families and adoptees focusing on the affect this can have on relationships. This work has been in the form of counselling and intermediary services.
Carolynne’s experience whilst working with individuals and couples has enabled her to develop her own unique approach. Carolynne integrates elements of other theoretical approaches into her work enabling her to support her clients in differing ways. The two models of working that she uses are Person Centred Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Carol also has significant experience in working with couples experiencing the impact of searching.
CMB adheres to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy, which provides guidance around the issues of confidentiality.
Carolynne is a very experienced intermediary, registered with Ofsted to provide Access to Records and Intermediary Services. Carolynne works with clients worldwide.
CMB is in the process of changing business status and this has necessitated a re-registration with Ofsted. This is in progress and should be completed very shortly. In the meantime CMB is still able to respond to enquiries.
CMB has recently expanded their services to include assisting people who wish to contact relatives identified by DNA and providing an intermediary service with newly found relatives and supporting clients in what can be a very sensitive time for all involved.
Carolynne also works as an intermediary for Long Lost Families with Ariel Bruce. Ariel is the consultant social work and research lead on Long Lost Family and has undertaken all of the research to trace and make contact with missing family members for every series of ITV’s Long-Lost Family from 2011 onwards.
Ariel Bruce is a qualified and registered social worker who, since 1985, has worked for people who have been affected by adoption and wish to trace a birth relation. She also works for others who have become separated from a family member by circumstances such as divorce or emigration.
Ariel is the consultant social work and research lead on Long Lost Family and has undertaken all of the research to trace and make contact with missing family members for every series of ITV’s Long Lost Family from 2011 onwards. She is also an integral part of the Born without Trace team.
Based in London, Ariel Bruce carries out extensive work in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, as well as in many countries worldwide, including the USA and Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Ariel not only undertakes to trace missing people but also is experienced in making contact with those found. Many traced people are initially shocked and may need as much support as the instigators of the search.
Although there can be no guarantee of success, most searches do result in tracing the person sought. On some occasions, searches also result in forging enduring new relationships.
Ariel Bruce handles each case individually, working in strict confidence with her client. Everything is conducted with the utmost discretion and with the greatest regard to confidentiality for both the client and the missing family members.