Caroline Chessher Psychotherapist & Life Coach BA (Hons) MBACP (Accred) FCTC
Each and every one of us needs support at different times in our life, reaching for support is not a weakness but a strength. If you are struggling to cope, feel low or depressed, or you simply need to talk to someone who can help you explore your thoughts and feelings, please email or call me to see if I could be the right therapist for you.
I'm an experienced Integrative BACP Accredited Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Fusion Therapeutic Life Coach, EMDR and Rewind Technique Therapist and EFT Practitioner. I work with adults and young people and have a special interest in working with clients experiencing health anxiety, generalised anxiety, depression, PTSD and panic attacks. In addition to practising privately I have extensive experience as a school therapist working in an alternative education provision supporting children and young people aged between 5-16 with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties.
Taking the first step to contact me might seem scary and I recognise the importance of you finding a therapist that you feel comfortable with. Therefore, I offer a no obligation initial session. This session is charged at the full fee rate.
Fast Trauma Relief
I am also qualified in using the Rewind Technique for clients with PTSD, flashbacks, anxiety and unwanted involuntary thoughts. The Rewind Technique has become internationally recognised as indispensable to treat PTSD www.iartt.com. It usually requires no more than two sessions to bring about closure for single traumas. The results are enduring - a follow up of two years showed no relapses in that period of time, it has an over 90 success rate. The Rewind Technique works with any trauma such as abuse, bullying or PTSD which results in unwanted thoughts and flashbacks. It works well for both survivors and onlookers, which makes it an ideal treatment for veterans and the services fireman, police and ambulance.
The traumatic event has entered your brain but it has not become a memory under your control. The memory of the traumatic event comes round whenever it feels like it and so is re-lived over and over again.
The Rewind will make it a memory that you can decide to visit or not.
I work with clients who:
- Understand the need to appreciate themselves
- Want to live a meaningful life
- Are committed to their personal development
- Want to be free of past trauma
- Want to be HAPPY
Walk and Talk Therapy - On a Monday daytime would you prefer your therapy session walking around the park or along the canal instead of in a traditional setting? We literally move while helping you to move forward. Detailed below are the benefits we get from exposure to natural light (lux effect.)
On a twenty minute walk light travels through the retina onto the brain and has an
immediate effect on serotonin, the feel good hormone. Indoors is 50-100 lux per hour. Outdoors on an overcast day is 7-10,000 lux per hour and on a sunny day is up to an amazing and uplifting 100,000 lux. So even on a dull, overcast day we still benefit from being outside.
I work with adults and young people in my private practice based in Bishops Stortford.
I am partner and a joint clinical manager of Stortford Therapy Space in Hertfordshire.
I have three years experience working with the Helen Rollason cancer charity, counselling patients and their families
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Honours in Counselling (First Class)
BACP Accredited Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
Individual BACP Accreditation
Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Coaching - NCFE
International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy - qualified to practice the Rewind Technique
EMDR Level 3
How to do Counselling Online a Corona virus primer
Ascentis Accreditation Level 2 Cruse Awareness in Bereavement Certificate.
I completed my BA Hons in Counselling relating to "Research Methods for Counsellors, Freud & Object Relations, Counselling & Society and Counselling Research Dissertation." CONEL is one of the leading training institutions in the UK with a reputation for clinical and academic excellence and is part of Middlesex University. It is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I am a Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP registration no: 092969) www.bacp.co.uk
I work in private practice with adults and young people where I offer both long and short term therapy.
I work as a school counsellor at TBAP Aspire Academy based in Harlow. Aspire TBAP Academy is an alternative education provision for primary and secondary aged children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties
I have previous experience of working one to one as a counsellor for:
A national children's charity
A national bereavement charity &
A alcohol and drug advisory service
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Face to Face: Individual Adults From £65 - £85.00 per session.
Face to Face Young People £65 per session
Low income - starting at £50.00 per session
EMDR starting at £85.00 per 75 minute session
REWIND £85.00 per session - usually 2 sessions required for a single trauma
I accept referrals from a variety of healthcare insurance providers including AXA, Vitality Health, Cigna, Aviva and CBT Clinics.
Daytime and evening
I have full Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance, I also have regular supervision. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Code of Ethics for good practice.
I hold an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS) formerly known as a Criminal Bureau Check (CRB).
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