Chloe Lefroy

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MA (Cantab), PG Dip, MBACP (Accred) Psychotherapist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Reading RG4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

The idea of wanting or needing emotional support may feel daunting, but the experience of receiving it doesn’t have to be.

If this is your first time considering Psychotherapy or Counselling, or you’ve seen a Psychotherapist before, I would like the chance to listen to you. 

It can feel extremely difficult opening-up to a stranger, particularly at the beginning, but I hope to build your trust in me to make this easier. In return for your bravery and honesty, I can give you confidentiality without judgment.

You may be feeling lost, depressed or anxious, or worried you don’t know where to start. You may feel concerned you don't have enough to say, or are scared about feeling overwhelmed by your emotions. You may want to disclose something for the first time. I want to listen and to help you make your own gradual discoveries and navigate your own path to change.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy explores the influence of past relationships and experiences on you emotionally, practically, professionally and in various kinds of relationships. By unearthing and exploring links between the past and consistent or current struggles, I can help you to understand the complexities of your life's emotional and behavioural patterns.

You are the biggest expert in yourself, so I aim to build a strong therapeutic relationship with you to give you a sense of security, safety and trust in me and in the therapeutic process. 

Counselling is your space, and I aim to be guided by you, giving you time to talk, think, feel and process. One of the things that makes counselling so special is that we rarely get this kind of self-dedicated space in our busy daily lives.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience:
I have gained extensive experience over the years through my work in the NHS. I delivered long-term therapy in a Secondary Care Personality Disorders service, and short-term therapy in the NHS's Primary Care IAPT Service (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies).

Education and Qualifications:
I hold an MA from Cambridge University.

I have since gone on to be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling from Cambridge University’s Institute of Continuing Education.

I then gained my Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Therapeutic Practice from the Scottish Institute of Human Relations, Validated by Glasgow Caledonian University, and Accredited by COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland - Scotland’s Professional Body for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

I have now worked as a qualified Psychodynamic Psychotherapist since 2012.

Registration
In 2012 I became a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy): a regulatory body for the counselling and psychotherapy professions.

In 2013 I gained my BACP Certificate of Proficiency.

In 2017 I became an Accredited Member of the BACP, for which I had to prove I had attained a particular level of professional experience.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£100.00 per session

Additional information

Free 10 minute telephone consultation

When I work

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I currently work weekdays, with appointments starting at 9.30am

Sonning, Reading, Berkshire, RG4

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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There is parking at my clinic room.

Online platforms

Zoom

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