B. Chapman Registered MBACP (Snr.Accred.), BA(Hons) PCA
07800 901203 / 07800 901203
The quality of the relationship between counsellor and client is key to effective therapy which is why I see it as more of a collaborative effort than a process to be applied to a client. Through our relationship you might learn to trust me and then yourself, to take risks in our relationship, for example, to ask for what you want and then begin to do this in other relationships. I aim to support you so that you feel secure enough to explore your difficulties without fear of judgement or expectation from me. Sometimes, it can be difficult to talk openly to close family and friends. I know it can be hard to ask for help especially if you've always been independent and self reliant and believe that you should be able to sort out your own problems, but sometimes all of us need a helping hand. As a counsellor I offer a relationship that is objective, focussed on your needs and wants and without an agenda or the need to offer you advice. Counselling provides an opportunity to reflect on these difficulties, for example, anxiety and panic attacks, depression, low self esteem or relationship issues.
I am a Registered and Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). See my Register entry number 010900.
I offer short term, focussed counselling as well as open ended work. I work with children from 11 years upwards, young adults, adults and couples.
As a Registered and Accredited Member of the BACP I am bound by the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, carry Professional Liability Insurance and attend regular supervision of my work.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation in Counselling Skills (1999)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (2000)
Diploma in Person-Centred and Existential Counselling (2003)
Certificate in Couples Therapy (2004)
Certificate in the Theory and Practice of Supervision (2005)
Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Methods for Person-Centred Counsellors (2009)
BA(Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy (2011)
Awareness in Bereavement Care (CRUSE) (2013)
I work in private practice from home and also for Employee Assistance Providers working with company employees both at their offices and at my home.
I have been a school counsellor since 2003 working with students aged 11-18 years of age. I love my work and the opportunity it provides for me to help young people find a way through their difficulties and, hopefully, become more content and better functioning and so better able to enjoy their lives. I am friendly and approachable and speak to each young person at their level focussing on what they want and need. I am creative in my work using different mediums in response to their preferences. I offer my young clients the same professionalism and respect that I would afford adults. In my experience some of the issues that young people bring include relationship issues, anxiety and panic attacks, low self-esteem, family break up and blended families, depression and suicidal ideation.
I have been working as a couples counsellor since 2004. In my experience most difficulties arise in relationships because communication breaks down. For example, couples often bicker about seemingly unimportant matters like whose turn it is to do the washing up rather than address the underlying problem which might be about, say, a power imbalance in the relationship. As a couples counsellor, I aim to enable both partners to have equal "air time" and encourage each partner to really "hear" the other and then to respond to what has been said. In this way it is possible for each partner to begin to understand the real thoughts and feelings of the other and so become more open and honest themselves in sharing their own. This provides an opportunity for reconciliation. Couples counselling can be helpful for any combination of gender or relationship, for example, same sex siblings.
I also work as a supervisor providing supervision to fellow counsellors, both individuals and groups. Please see my entry under Supervisors.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
The initial session is free of charge and subsequent fees are £40 for individuals and £50 for couples for a one hour session.
I offer shorter sessions at a reduced rate for young clients.
I work from home in a comfortable and secluded summer house in the garden in Maidenhead. Access is via a separate side entrance.
Daytime and evening appointments Monday to Friday are usually available within one week.
Off road parking is available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor (Groups). I am also a Metanoia qualified and approved supervisor.