Celia Hardwick BA MBACP
Couples' / relationship counselling:
I'm a specialist NHS couples' counsellor, with extensive experience of couples' counselling within the NHS and private sector.
My work involves addressing relationship issues, communication breakdown, sexual difficulties, conflict management, affairs and betrayals, parenting, separation and divorce.
I have been employed as a counsellor for 16 years.
My work with couples is practical and solution focused. After a comprehensive assessment to identify the difficulties, we'll work together to promote acceptance, revise perceptions, manage feelings, improve communication, change behaviours and cope with stress.
Couples' counselling can work towards strengthening relationships, healing breakdown, assisting with an amicable separation / divorce, and with co-parenting.
I am a member of the British Emotionally Focused Therapy Centre (BEFT Centre)
Weekend and evening sessions are available.
Sessions take place in a quiet private location, away from the hustle and bustle of life. There's free parking and easy transport links via bus and mainline train. I'm able to do home visits if it'll help you.
I have an open and friendly nature and enjoy the ability to get along with a wide range of people. I am committed to high professional standards. Please feel free to arrange a short meeting or telephone call to get to know me a little before committing to counselling sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
- 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
Areas of counselling I deal with
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Generally I charge £50 for each 50 minute session.
I provide free couples' counselling to those in the armed services who have returned from active service.
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.
As most counsellors will admit, I have been through it. I've been through the dark days of trying to make a difficult marriage work. I've experienced the highs and lows of mothering four children; all adults now. I have been through good and bad marriage counselling, the turmoil of divorce, and the challenges of dating again. I am now happily re-married and wonderfully settled. My experiences, coupled with all my training and extensive counselling work, have given me very effective tools to help others.
Rest assured; I'll really listen.
About my counselling
As a couples' therapist I provide a confidential, compassionate and non-judgmental service.
I have experience helping clients 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
- working towards an amicable divorce
I honour and respect all sexual orientations and practices.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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My counselling room is on the ground floor. Cars can always park directly outside on a private drive, leaving only about 10 level steps to walk before reaching my therapy room.
I am available for weekday, evening and weekend appointments.
Types of client