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 normally 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.Currently due to Covid 19, I am only able to offer online sessions via Zoom or telephone.
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. 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 participating in professional learning programmes.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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 £50 per session and I can sometimes offer appointments in the day for less for people on low incomes.
If you want to arrange an appointment or find out more please telephone me on
0788 1477 210 or e mail me email@example.com , 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.