Caroline Chalk UKCP registered psychotherapist; ATI
What do you want from life? Probably things like - Good health; happy, fulfilling relationships and family life; rewarding work you enjoy that earns you a good living; engaging in meaningful and fun activities.
Most people come to counselling when one or more of these areas aren't working as well as they'd like them to. To find peace of mind it's necessary to address all levels: body, mind and emotions. In the supportive environment of our counselling sessions you'll talk about the things that matter to you and share things that trouble you. This will help you see what actions you can to take to make positive changes and develop self confidence.
Alongside your therapy process I will teach you coping strategies & practical skills so you can manage your life in a more positive, productive and contented way. You'll learn techniques to calm your mind and body to manage issues such as negative circular thinking patterns; loss of confidence; performance anxiety and painful, stress induced tension.
From this state you'll be in a better position to make informed choices, have less stressful interactions with people and take wiser action in your life. Some people call my approach Embodied Mindfulness.
I offer both short-term focused counselling or more in-depth, on-going counselling support.
Call or email me to set up an initial session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered with the UKCP, one of the UK's main, therapeutic regulatory boards. I've been practicing for over 30 yrs and work with individuals, couples, groups and organisations.
Some of the areas I've worked in are: Youth at Risk UK, WYSE Project, Anchor Homes for the elderly, Hartfield Regional College, Richmond Adult Community College, Royal College of Art.
I'm a trained EMDR therapist registered with EMDR association UK & Europe
In addition I'm a fully qualified body therapist having trained as a teacher of the Alexander Technique. I currently lead the training of Alexander Teachers in Bristol at the Bristol Alexander School.
I attended my therapy training at the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust, London attaining an advanced diploma - the equivalent of an MA. I graduated in1984 from Dartington College of Arts, Devon as a teacher of the Alexander Technique.
I am a registered member of the UKCP, EMDR association for UK and Alexander Technique International and hold full professional indemnity insurance.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Body pain
- Breathing problems e.g. asthma, shortness of breath
- Voice issues - problems with mutism, projecting your voice, hoarseness
- Low body image
- Crisis of meaning and purpose = what's it all about...? type questions
- Loss of concentration - resulting in problems at work and in relationships
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
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Individual fee - £55-£60
EMDR - 90 mins £70
Couples fee £65
Groups negotiable rates
Concessions will be considered
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|