Chalene Long (BA, Ad. Dip. CP and Dip. Hyp), NCS MCS Acc. and NHS MCS Acc.)

Chalene Long (BA, Ad. Dip. CP and Dip. Hyp), NCS MCS Acc. and NHS MCS Acc.)

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About me

I am an experienced and qualified Counsellor and Hypnotherapist.  I can offer you help and support on a number of personal and interpersonal conflicts, concerns and issues and have experience working with adults, couples, teenagers and children.  As an Integrative counsellor, I enjoy working organically, drawing on different therapeutic approaches such as CBT, Transactional Anaysis, Mindfulness, Pyschodynamic and Person Centred approaches that will help provide you with what you need to work through difficult issues.

Transactional Anaylsis is the therapeutic approach that informs my work the most as a counsellor.  This approach is underpinned by the philosophy that  people can change and that we all have the right to be in this world and to be accepted. I aim to help you understand how your past effects the way in which you treat yourself and the way in which you relate and communicate with others, offering suggestions and interventions which will enable you to change and to grow. 

Some of the areas I offer support in are: weight-loss, smoking cessation, anxiety disorders and phobias, OCD, stress-management, pain-management, motivation and confidence building, relationship issues, anger-management, ptsd, trauma, public speaking, self-esteem. I also work with victims of sexual, physical and emotional abuse. I am also a Hypnobirthing Practioner.

Today you have taken the first step to making positive changes in your life, the beginning of your journey into a less stressful and more promising and fulfilling future.  Although change is necessary, it can also be overwhelming and finding the appropriate support and resources to assist you in working though your feelings and exploring effective and beneficial solutions to your problems will help lesson the load.

Training, qualifications & experience

Who I Am

My name is Chalene and I am an experienced and qualified Hypnotherapist and Therapeutic Counsellor.  I have  worked as a Drama and English teacher in South Africa, gaining invaluable experience working with children from disadvantaged and troubled backgrounds incorporating both theatre and drama therapy into my work.

I have worked as a Hypnotherapist at the Northampton Clinic and work as a Counsellor for Mind in Rushden.

Working extensively in the video, TV and film industry and running my own production company has given me invaluable insight into the issues facing women in the industry today from struggling with issues around sexism, maintaining a work/life balance, overcoming feelings of guilt returning to work, starting or running a business and improving health and fitness. Having worked with creative people both in the profession and as a counsellor and coach, I have helped and supported artists explore ways in which they can better flourish in their industry; overcoming fear of rejection, stage fright, improving health and personal body image, learning to quiet negative self-talk and to grow in confidence.

I studied through Chrysalis where I obtained a Diploma in Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Diploma in Hypnotherapy.

I am also an accredited member of both the National Counselling Society (MCS Acc.) and the National Hypnotherapy Society (LHS) and follow the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy set by the associations.

I have an enhanced DBS which is updated yearly.

How Does Therapy Work?

Therapy is not a magic cure to all of your problems but will provide you with a warm, safe and confidential space in which you can freely and fully express, explore and clarifying your feelings and thoughts in a relaxed and nonthreatening way.

As your therapist, I will help you to make sense of your present circumstances and encourage you to "unmuddle" and organise your thoughts and feelings.  I may need to work pyscho-dynamically, helping you to understand in which ways your past shapes and affects your present condition, helping you to confront, explore and find healing from your past.

In order to move towards your future, I will enable you to set realistic goals, make informed choices and put together useful strategies to overcome your problems, to take reasonable action, to evaluate and reassess your actions and maintain positive changes in every area of your life.

Therapy is not about recovery but discovery - discovering new ways of thinking, coping, responding and of being.  It is not about controlling your future, but about empowerment.  It is about enabling you to develop the capacity to maintain these changes, to confidently make choices and accept the consequences and in so doing move into your future with a renewed sense of hope and purpose.

How Therapy can Help You?

Sometimes life can be particularly challenging and confusing and you may feel that you no longer can cope on your own. You may have reached a crisis point in your life and feel that you can no longer live with the problem.  You may feel that you are not comfortable discussing these issues with friends or family or because of the fragmented and broken society we live in, you may find that you have no-one you can talk to.  Feeling alone can only make the problem seem insurmountable and can ultimately hold you back in some way or another.

As an Integrative counsellor, I enjoy working organically, drawing on different therapeutic approaches that will best provide you with what you need to continue on your journey to becoming the person you want to be.

My passion is to enable you to overcome difficult circumstances in your life by creating a warm, safe and non-judgmental environment in which you can fully and freely express your feelings and thoughts. In so doing, my desire is for you to gain a clearer and more objective perspective of your life and goals so that you can find healing form the past and develop the life skills to better cope on a daily basis. I will support you in achieving your dreams and encourage you to discover, explore and realise your true, unlimited potential.

I combine my skills in counselling and psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and coaching, as well as my own personal and work related experiences to provide you with a unique package to help you love the life you live and live the life you love.

Career and Personal Development

  • Transactional Analysis 101
  • Transactional Analysis 102
  • Hypnobirthing Practioner - Inner Power Hypnobirthing
  • Psychogenic Pain Control with Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CCBT)
  • The Art of Counselling Childen and Young People - Opals
  • Understanding Dissociation and Complex Dissociation Disorders (DID) - FPP
  • Solution Focused Therapy - Mind
  • Hearing Voices - Mind
  • NLP Coaching
  • NLP Practioner Course

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I offer an initial 30 minute consultation free of charge so that we can meet and discuss your goals for therapy and determine whether we can work together to achieve your goals. We will also discuss the treatment options that would work best for you.

Psychotherapy and Counselling

1 Session   (50 min)               - £40
1 Session for couples (50min)   - £50


Smoking Cessation (2 hrs)       - £125

1 Session   (75min)                 - £55

Hypno-band - £165-£250 (see website for more details)

For coaching fees and discounts offered on block bookings please contact me or visit my website.

Further information

If we are able to think differently, we will be able to behave differently and ultimately achieve different results.

Maps & Directions

Rushden, NN10

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Monday - Friday - daytime Monday - Thursday - evenings Saturday 12-5pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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