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 and therapy when one or more of these areas in life aren't working as well as they'd like them to. Through talking about the things that matter to you and sharing things that trouble you you'll come to see what actions you can to take to make positive changes and develop self confidence .
In addition to talking things through you'll also learn techniques to steady your thoughts and feelings which in turn will lead to a more relaxed and balanced body. You'll be able to reduce stress, manage anxiety and cultivate a calm, yet strong personality. 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.
You can call or email me to set up an initial session; This gives you the opportunity to meet me and to talk about what you want to get out of counselling. If you're happy to continue we'll set up a second session, and arrange to meet on a weekly or fortnightly basis.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered with the UKCP, one of the UK's main, official 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.
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 and also ATI 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
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Body pain
- Breathing problems e.g. asthma, shortness of breath
- Voice issues - problems with 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
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Individual fee £55
Couples fee £65
Groups negotiable rates
Concessions will be considered
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesdays and Wednesday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|