Gina Chelton (Reg.MBACP) Grad Dip Counsellor & Clinical Supervisor
Hello, my name is Gina,
Life can be challenging, and everyday issues can soon become unmanageable when we are not feeling ourselves. We all need some help and support at some point in our life's and part of being emotionally healthy is knowing when to ask for help.
Knowing who to choose and where to go is difficult, so here is a little about me and how I work. I am a Client Centred Integrative Counsellor with over 11 years of experience, My training and experience allows me to work alongside you and match my style to yours whilst adapting to your needs.
I will support you and help you to make sense of and cope with the difficulties you are experiencing, which may include childhood impacts, relationships, anxiety, depression as well as sudden unexpected events, such as bereavement and relationship issues, I offer you a safe, confidential secure space to be heard and explore what's going on for you, respectfully and without judgement.
What to expect: I offer a free initial assessment in which we will explore, what's going on for you, what support you may need and how I may be able to offer that. Feel free to call or text me to set up this meeting or to find out more. Within the centre there are a team of counsellors and therapists that can also offer you support if we felt that was a better option.
This initial session is free of charge and I offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments.
Practicalities: I work from Serenity Self Care & Wellbeing in the centre of Darwen, based on the first floor of Holker House (Darwen Heritage trust are on the ground floor), there are stairs to the therapy rooms so please check with me if you have any disability.
Payment: I accept payment by Cash, Bank transfer or PayPal
By Car: Free parking is available outside, across and at the back of the building, the market roof top offers further free parking.
By Bus: Directly across from Darwen Town Centre bus station.
By Train: Darwen train station is a couple of minutes walk away.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Graduate Diploma in Professional Counselling from the University of Central Lancashire, since qualifying in 2008 I have gained experience of working with adults, families, couples and children & adolescents in various settings such as schools, businesses, third sector and private practice
I also work with complex trauma, Inner Child Healing and offer Horse Assisted Therapies in the beautifully calm surroundings at Becconsall Equine Centre (Preston) working with an accredited horse coach, and the wonderful horses to best support your needs.
I am a trained Clinical Supervisor of Counsellors and supervise a range of client work across various sectors.
Clinical Supervision sessions are an hour and a half and cost are £40 students £50 qualified.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Counselling assessment session free - following sessions £40 per hour - reduced to £35 if block booking 4 or more sessions that are paid for in advance.
Couples £45 1hr 15mins
Horse Assisted Therapies prices are dependant on the package of support required (contact to discuss)
Clinical Supervision 1hr 30 mins £40 trainees £50 qualified
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime, Evenings and Weekends (by appointment)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I hold a certificate in Supervision from the Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy since 2012.View supervision profile