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Gina Chelton (Reg.MBACP) Grad Dip Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 2RG
07783 929636 07783 929636

About me

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 can be difficult, so here is a little about me and how I work. I am a Client Centred Counsellor/Psychotherapist with over 12 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, we will then explore together the best way to help you to heal and to work towards reaching your full potential. Psychotherapy works especially well with issues such as childhood impacts, anxiety, depression, as well as sudden unexpected events, such as bereavement, relationship issues, and recovery from addictive behaviour.

I offer you a safe, confidential secure space to be heard and to 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, text or email 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.

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. I also offer sessions by telephone or video calling.

Payment: I accept payment by Cash, Bank transfer or PayPal

Getting there:

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 am qualified to work with clients around complex trauma, and specialise in working with adults impacted by childhood trauma using Inner Child Healing.
I also 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 and supervise a range of client/support work across various sectors.

Clinical Supervision sessions are an hour and a half and cost are £50 for individuals (paying on the day or £60 for businesses (invoiced)

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Equine therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

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.

Home Visit sessions are dependant on the distance and support needed (contact to discuss)

1/2 hour telephone or online/video counselling £25

1hr telephone or video counselling £35

Couples £45 1hr 15mins

Horse Assisted Therapies prices are dependant on the package of support required (contact to discuss)

Clinical Supervision 1hr 30 mins £50 individuals (paid on the day) or £60 businesses (invoiced)

Serenity Self Care And Wellbeing
Holker House (First Floor)
Railway Road
Darwen
Lancashire
BB3 2RG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

The Therapy rooms are based upstairs in the centre. So please check with us if you have difficulty with stairs.

Availability

Daytime, Evenings and Weekends (by appointment)

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I hold a certificate in Clinical Supervision from the Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy since 2012.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Gina Chelton (Reg.MBACP) Grad Dip Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Gina Chelton (Reg.MBACP) Grad Dip Counsellor/Psychotherapist