Celine Champion Dornford Counsellor and Psychotherapist
DURING THE CODIV-19 RESTRICTIONS, I AM WORKING WITH CLIENTS REMOTELY, USING ZOOM/FACETIME AND PHONE.
I am an integrative psychotherapist, which means I use four approaches: psychodynamic, humanistic, existential and transpersonal. This means I can be flexible, adapting the different tools to the client, focussing wherever the growth needs to go and the uniqueness of the clients needs.
As a therapist, I hold and provide a safe non-judgemental environment where you can develop and mature at your own pace. I like to take an active part in the work we do as I view the therapeutic relationship as a co-creative process.
I believe that as social beings we are wired for connectivity and that we are constantly seeking to connect therefore being seen, felt, understood and supported can be the most powerful relational experience that will create the agent of change. I believe that it is the relationship that heals.
I have a keen interest in the exploration of clients coming from different cultures who are struggling to find their roots and questioning their identity. I see a lot of international people who have been travelling and changing countries and as a result they have developed a loss of identity due their multicultural aspect.
Transpersonal therapy addresses the fundamental question that human beings have asked throughout ages: “who am I?”.
I work with creative imagination and mindfulness to reconnect to our deeper identity within. Transpersonal psychotherapy looks how our life experiences can be seen as an opportunity for growth and re-awakening our true self.
I work with the following issues:
- Emotional issues (depression, anxieties, stress, anger, shame, guilt, fear)
- Life cycles and transition (adolescence, parenthood, mid-life crisis, ageing)
- Relationship with one-self (low self-esteem, self harm, self sabotage)
- Inner child work
- Abuse (emotional, physical, sexual)
- Lack of meaning
- Feeling stuck
- Identity crisis
- Relationship difficulties (family, couple, conflicts, affairs, separation, divorce)
I work both in English and French and fees are available on request.
Training, qualifications & experience
I believe counselling is about giving an individual the ability to grow and develop to their full potential. My role as a therapist is to provide a non-judgmental environment where the client is heard and seen. My aim is to work with the client to create an authentic healing relationship from which they can draw whatever they need. I believe that each individual has within them the ability to move forward, to grow and develop.
Therapy is a liberating process and an opportunity for growth. I find a lot of people have pre-conceived ideas about therapy and think of the therapist as someone who will tell you what to do and that you might become dependent on him. But a good therapist will be there to guide you and reveal aspects of yourself that you didn’t know were there.
Amongst many things, it is about getting to know yourself better and acknowledging that previous experiences don’t have to define who you are today. It is about taking responsibility for oneself and how to act in the world and that we can always rewrite our script. It is a real awakening to life.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees are available on request. Occasional lower cost availability during the day.
I work both in English and French and have good knowledge of Italian