Bridget Chillingworth Registered MBACP (Accredited) Dip.Couns.
This Pandemic has left many of us feeling anxious and fearful. Many areas of life have been adversely affected: health, work, relationships and finance to name but a few. Coping with life and managing your emotions can be difficult at times. Staying stuck, feeling hurt and unable to move forward and discover your true self can seem an uphill struggle. Lifelong patterns and unhealthy coping strategies often go hand in hand with negative thoughts and feelings about ourselves, others and the world around us. Asking for help is the first step towards healing and growth.
Counselling can seem like a scary step, but If you feel that you need someone to listen with empathy and support without judgement, then Safe Steps Counselling could be for you. Together, we can discover what help you would like and what steps to take towards that journey.
I am an Accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I work within their Ethical guidelines to ensure a safe, confidential and trusting work environment and practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
My background includes Adult Nursing and working with children as a Teaching Assistant. I have worked for The Mental Health charity Mind and also Isas (Survivors of incest and sexual abuse).
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2010) and a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (2011) I work as an integrative Therapist - using different ways of working with each individual client.
I am committed to keeping myself updated in different areas and regularly attend training that will enrich the way that I work with clients.
Areas that I have worked with include:
- Substance misuse
- Self harm
- Sexual abuse
- Post traumatic stress
- Grief and loss
- Low self esteem
- Relationship difficulties
- Self confidence
- Stress management.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
I charge a rate of £30 per session (One hour) The initial session is £20- cash please.
During Covid 19, payment is via Bank transfer or paypal
Sessions are one hour in total on a weekly basis, or half an hour during this time( to be charged pro rata)
Assessment sessions remains at one hour. concession during this time would be 15.00 initial session and 25.00 thereafter for an hour.
Shorter sessions as above can be arranged
- I offer concessions for key workers
If you would like an informal, no obligation chat, then please feel free to contact me in confidence.If unavailable, please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as I can.Many thanks.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday and Tuesday afternoons. This remains the same during Covid 19. At present I am working with telephone Counselling in order to adhere to Government safety guidelines.
Types of client