Chloe Edwards, Integrative & EMDR Therapist
It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the volume of responsibility the world throws at us, and sometimes we don't cope well.
You might feel like you should be able to cope on your own, that there are people out there with bigger problems or that you don't deserve to spend time helping yourself to feel better. But those are external ideas which block us from making progress in our lives.
Therapy can help you to listen to yourself and to understand the messages your feelings are giving you. You can then understand how to fill the gaps in your life, making it work better for you.
You might already have coping strategies that sort of work - maybe you have a drink after work, focus on other people to drown out your own needs, or give in to your anxiety with busy tasks to avoid thinking too much, but these strategies won't work for long because they also have negative side effects. Therapy can help you to find ways of making life feel good that don't have negative consequences, and can help you to feel in control again.
I offer therapy that suits you, the individual. Together we will discuss what you want from your sessions, and we can then co-create a way of addressing your issues that suits your unique way of thinking that focuses on helping you to fulfil your potential.
If you'd like to know more about the different types of therapy I can offer, or what sessions with me might look like then please take a look at my website or get in touch and I'd be happy to answer any questions you have before you need to book anything.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accredited Psychotherapist
MA Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (Roehampton University)
EMDR Practitioner training (EMDR Europe)
Postgraduate Certificate Counselling Skills (Middlesex University)
Certificate Drug & Alcohol Counselling (Change, Grow, Live)
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual sessions cost £60 and last for 50 minutes.
Payment is accepted via cash or credit/debit card at the end of each session (for distanced sessions a secure payment link will allow you to pay securely by card after the session)
I can also accept payment via many health insurance schemes including Bupa, AXA PPP, Vitality Life, Aviva and Aetna.
Weekly sessions last for 50 minutes each. Your time in therapy will continue for as long as you decide – from a few weeks to as long as you feel is helpful to you. The decision is up to you.
COVID-19 Update: I am continuing to offer face to face appointments where possible. My office has good ventilation, and our chairs are well spaced to minimise risk. If you don't wish to attend in person I am happy to offer online sessions indefinitely.