Chloe Chancellor MBACP (Accred), ukAHPP
I offer both short and long term counselling to individuals and couples. I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist and I have helped people to deal with anxiety, depression, anger management, eating disorders, obsessive behaviour, bereavement, relationship problems, self-harm, parenting issues and many other challenges.
Most of us, at some time in our life, have an experience of being knocked off our tracks or of feeling stuck and uncomfortable in our own skin. Talking things through with a skilled and non-judgemental listener gives us the opportunity to reconnect with our feelings and to make sense of our experience. Psychotherapy involves exploring our feelings, challenging our thinking and paying attention to what we are doing. In this way we can take responsibility for ourselves and develop deeper resources for dealing with difficulty. My role is to support you in this process in a respectful, compassionate and creative way.
Psychotherapy has helped me to develop a more compassionate relationship with myself and with others. This motivates me to support other people to live with greater ease and authenticity.
My therapeutic approach is grounded in humanistic, existentialist and formative psychology. While holding in mind your past experience, we will usually work with how you are feeling, thinking and behaving in the present moment. I believe that the way we hold ourselves physically is part and parcel of how we feel emotionally as well as how we relate to ourselves and to others. I find it can be tremendously empowering for people to become aware of how they are "forming" their experience at a bodily level. Learning to "do" something different can be truly transformative and is often easier than learning how to think or feel differently.
I work with individuals - adults and adolescents - as well as with couples. There is no ideal minimum or maximum number of sessions. Some people feel that they have achieved what they came for after only four or five sessions while others continue the work for much longer because that is what suits their needs at the time. Establishing what you want from the work, discussing how you feel about the sessions and planning when to end are all important parts of the process.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an Accredited Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). Accreditation is awarded to Members who have demonstrated that they have reached specific levels of skill, experience and self-awareness in their psychotherapy practice. I am also an Associate Member of the UKAHPP (UK Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners). I am bound by the codes of ethics of of both organisations.
My main training organisation was Spectrum Therapy (www.spectrumtherapy.co.uk), one of the longest-established centres of Humanistic Psychology practice and training in the UK. Spectrum Training places the highest value on personal development and practical skills. This means that I bring to my work a really solid skills base as well as profound personal experience of what it is like to struggle with difficult feelings. A list of qualifications cannot properly reflect the depth and quality of a training but here are some of the courses and workshops I have completed:-
OCR accredited Certificate in Counselling Skills
Advanced Counselling Skills
One Year Course in Psychotherapy
Developing Clinical Skills
Childhood Sexual Abuse
Postgraduate Course in Psychotherapy
Spectrum Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Couples Therapy Training
Somatic Trauma Therapy Training
I continue my professional and personal development with ongoing training and reading.
I have a degree in Modern & Medieval Languages (French and Italian) from the University of Cambridge. I have also studied art in Italy and the UK.
In earlier careers I worked in shoe design and then as a photographer. I was involved with the Terrence Higgins Trust for four years as buddy for a person with AIDS. I am a trustee of Dom's Fund, a charity supporting research into dysfluency (stammering).
Last but not least, I am a parent, a partner and a 46 year old human being with plenty of life experience to bring to my work!
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
For individual clients I charge £40 per 50 minute session, payable by cash or cheque at the end of the session.
My fee for working with couples is £50 per 50 minute session.
Should you be unable to attend a pre-arranged session I will do my best to find another mutually convenient time to meet. When, however, sessions are cancelled with less than 24 hours' notice I charge £20 for the missed session in order to cover my costs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||French, Italian|
Weekday sessions, morning and evening.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I hold a certificate in Integrative Relational Supervision and am working towards BACP Senior Accreditation as a supervisor.View supervision profile