Celia Chidwick MBACP(accred)
I am an experienced integrative therapeutic counsellor offering you a confidential, impartial and supportive space, helping you with your concerns in a way which meets your needs. I take a holistic view, considering how mind, body and spirit connect.
I believe that counselling is an opportunity for you to experience being truly heard by a professional who is impartial and trained in enabling you to grapple with the relationship between your emotions, behaviours, thoughts and feelings. The work may be to help you to become more self aware, to open up about emotions that have been bottling up inside of you, and or also to identify how you can make changes. You may want to make links with how your past continues to influence your present, or you may prefer to work with the here and now.
Clients who work with me have found that they can gain greater self awareness and personal fulfilment. I recognise that each client is unique as is every relationship and I adapt my work according to your individual needs.
I work in a dedicated confidential therapy room based at the Deptford Lounge which has good public transport links and a pay and display car park nearby.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma and a MSc in Therapeutic Counselling and I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to the BACP ethical framework and guidelines for professional practice. This includes ensuring clients confidentiality, respect for client individuality and a complaints procedure.
I have extensive counselling experience working with clients who present with a diverse range of issues, including depression and anxiety, stress, relationship issues and other mental health issues. Until recently I have worked with clients at a GP surgery, a community counselling service, an addictions agency and a bereavement agency.
To ensure I can help clients in the best way possible I enhance my professional practice by regularly working in supervision and therapy, and participating in professional learning programmes.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Feeling stuck in a repetitive pattern,
Wanting to make life changes,
Searching for meaning,
Wanting to cope better,
Feeling troubled/not yourself and not knowing why.
My fee is £45 to £50 per session and I can sometimes offer appointments in the day for less for people on low incomes and for counselling students.
If you want to arrange an appointment or find out more please telephone me on
0788 1477 210 or e mail me firstname.lastname@example.org , informing me of your telephone number and the best way for me to contact you.
At our first meeting this will be an opportunity for us to work out the possibility of us working together.I will ask more questions than I would normally, to get an idea of how I can best help you. You will be able to ask any questions you may have, and I will also reserve some time to discuss practicalities such as fees and session times.
Once we decide to work together we would then agree for how long. Its your decision as to how long the work lasts. It may be that we agree a fixed number of sessions with a review, or we may decide to work on a more open ended basis. We would normally meet at a regular time and place once a week for 50 minutes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client