Bridget Chillingworth Registered MBACP (Accredited) Dip.Couns.

Bridget Chillingworth   Registered MBACP (Accredited) Dip.Couns.

The Body Cafe
25 Bridgegate
DN22 7AA

07913826247 / 07913826247

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About me

Covid 19

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:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance misuse
  • Anger
  • Self harm
  • Sexual abuse
  • Post traumatic stress
  • Grief and loss
  • Low self esteem
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Assertiveness
  • Self confidence
  • Stress management.

Member organisations

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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

Further information

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

Retford, DN22 7AA

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No

Therapy room is up two flights of stairs.


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

Young people
Older adults