Caroline Chalk

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UKCP reg; EMDR Therapist
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Peasedown St John BA2 & Frome BA11
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

  • Special notice: I offer therapeutic support in person, via the online platforms of zoom and FaceTime and weather permitting outdoor, walking sessions if preferred. 

If you're reading this it's likely that important areas of your life such as relationships with family and friends, general health and well being are not working as you wish them to and that you have emotional distress about this.

Most people come to counselling because they are experiencing distress, anxiety or grief as a result of challenging life circumstances either from the past or in their preset circumstances. To find peace of mind it's necessary to address all levels: body, mind and emotions.

In the supportive environment of therapy sessions you have the time to share the things that are troubling you.  This helps us understand how our life got to be so challenging and together we'll look at the changes you want to make to restore harmony and contentment in your life.  

As well as discussion 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 productive and warm interactions with people and take wiser action in your life.

I offer both short-term focused counselling or more in-depth, on-going therapeutic support.

If you're suffering with trauma and PTSD you might benefit from EMDR therapy, a focused and very effective approach for addressing issues of this kind.

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, Adult Community Colleges, Royal College of Art, Virgin Mobile.

I attended my therapy training at the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust, London attaining an advanced diploma ( MA level). Psychosynthesis comes under the therapeutic umbrella of Transpersonal Psychology. We explore what gives life meaning & purpose and look at problems and struggles as opportunities for growth and development. 

In addition I'm a qualified EMDR therapist having trained with EMDRWorks in Bristol.  

I'm also 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 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • 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 life all about...? type questions
  • Loss of concentration - resulting in problems at work and in relationships

Fees

£65.00 - £75.00

Additional information

  • Individual fee - £60 - £65
  • EMDR - 90 mins £75
  • Couples fee £75
  • Groups negotiable rates
  • Concessions will be considered

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer therapy in person, online and outdoor walking sessions

Peasedown St John, BA2

Frome, Wiltshire, BA11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

There is no access to a toilet in Peasedown for wheelchair users or people unable to climb stairs.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Social

Caroline Chalk
Caroline Chalk