Lynne Chilton BACP Accredited Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist
I am a very experienced and qualified Person-Centered therapist and an Accredited Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have successfully run my professional private practice for over a decade and work from a beautiful secluded residence in central Winchester. I work with adults, couples and young people and have experience of working with a wide range of issues; please see below for details. I am a registered Psychotherapist with a number of private healthcare providers, Employee Assistance Programme providers, the Police Firearm Officers Association (PFOA), Sporting Chance (clinic for professional sports people), One Savings Bank, Retail Trust, amongst others.
Whatever your presenting issues, concerns or goals may be, my aim is to provide you with a space and a quality of attention to help you explore and examine your life, your relationships and your career as you so wish. I will help you to think about and develop your options, and to decide a way forward for yourself. Whilst I often work with clients in crisis or in particular areas of difficulty I would also be keen to work with you if you are currently happy and successful and would like to enhance the quality of your life further. The first step is to call or email me and I will be happy to discuss any questions that you may have or provide you with any further information that you may require.
I offer clinical supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists as well as other professionals including NHS staff, social workers, teachers, coaches, legal professionals etc..
Areas of counselling I deal with:
- Affairs and betrayals
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship issues
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related issues
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy - MBACP (Accred)
Member of Accredited Voluntary Register - BACP
Certificate of Proficiency - BACP
BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
NCFE Level 3 in Counselling Skills and Theory
NCFE Level 2 in Counselling Skills
Post Graduate Certificate in Person-Centred Supervision
Enhanced DBS Certificate
Training undertaken in working with:
Victims of Rape and Sexual Abuse
Personality Adaptations and Disorders
Mental Health and the Developing Mind
Trauma - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Attachment Relationships and Treatment
Child Protection issues
Loss and bereavement
I work in private practice and have worked with adults at Portsmouth Counselling Service and 11-25 year olds at Off the Record and Fareham College.
I also have experience of training and working in the Dramatic Arts, including aspects of Drama Therapy.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Please do not hesitate to call or email in the first instance for a preliminary conversation about what you are looking for and what I can offer you.
Then, if you would like, I can book an appointment for an initial session. This is an opportunity to meet one another and see how we get on and might work together. It is a chance for you to tell me whatever you want to about your circumstances and to ask me whatever you might need to know about me and how I work.
Each individual session is charged at £55.00 and couples session at £65.00. I am willing to discuss concessionary rates if you want to come and do some work with me and would struggle to afford my whole fee.
I see clients at my private practice in Winchester.
My consulting room is discreet and peaceful and located in St Cross, Winchester close to the Water Meadows and St Catherine's Hill. The Cathedral and High Street are a 15 minute walk away.
Buses no1 and no69 stop immediately outside the practice. The bus station and railway station are within walking distance and there is free on-road car parking in the immediate area.
Winchester is accessible by public transport or car from many parts of Hampshire.