About me

Couples' / relationship counselling:

I'm an Emotionally Focused Couples' Therapist with extensive experience of couples' counselling within the NHS and private sector.

I'm a member of the British Emotionally Focused Therapy Centre (BEFT Centre) and proud to be listed as a therapist and member of the International Centre of Excellence For Emotionally Focused Therapy.

I practice Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy because I find that it works.
In my 18 years of being a therapist I have never experienced such fast and profound recovery in my couples as I do now using Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
A substantial body of research outlining the effectiveness of this therapy exists. It is now considered one of the most (if not the most) empirically validated forms of couples therapy.
To find out more see our British Centre website: www.beftcentre.org

Weekend and evening sessions are available.

All my session take place online. 

What happens in Couples' Counselling?

I'll meet you online, and will help you to explore your difficulties, and gain an understanding of how you want your relationship to be, with a particular emphasis on identifying and changing the negative cycles that can be so painful and distressing. I'll then suggest that we meet for one  individual session each, early on in the process, in order to obtain a more detailed picture of each of your histories and concerns.
After identifying the repeating patterns of behavior that cause distress in your relationship, I'll help you to develop new ways of communicating and relating to each other. I'll work with both partners to provide a safe and supportive space where difficult issues such as affairs and other major challenges can be explored.

I'm trained to have a clear and flexible map of how to help you move towards a safe, strong and loving relationship,  and will guide and support you through this process.   
The goal is to help you to re-discover the feelings that attracted you to one another in the first place and help you to restore a safe and mutually supportive bond between you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Externship In Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • BA Theological studies and Pastoral Care
  • Diploma Counselling
  • Basic training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for couples
  • Couple Therapy for Depression IAPT practitioner training
  • Master Practitioner Eating Disorders and Obesity
  • Certificate in Addiction Studies
  • EN general nursing

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

Photos & videos

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

£60 per session.

I provide free couples' counselling to those in the armed forces who have returned from active service.

Availability

I am available for weekday, morning, evening and weekend appointments.

Further information

I believe that great relationships are the key to happiness and emotional health.

My goal as a therapist is to help my clients move from the agonizing pain of relationship distress, to find peace, love and joy again.

About my counselling

As a couples' therapist I provide a confidential, compassionate and non-judgmental service.

I use Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy to help couples with:

  • relationship difficulties
  • emotional and/or physical drift and separation
  • lack of desire and sexual incompatibility
  • financial difficulties
  • recovery from affairs
  • communication difficulties and conflict management
  • co-parenting
  • working towards an amicable divorce

I honour and respect all sexual orientations and practices.

Brentwood
Essex
CM13

Chesterfield
S40

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Couples

Key details

I conduct all sessions via Zoom.

Online platforms

Zoom

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Celia Hardwick

Celia Hardwick