Tamar Challis - BSc (Hons) Psychology, Dip Therapeutic Couns, MBACP
My name is Tamar (this is pronounced tay-maar, if you get anxious about unusual names). I am a qualified and BACP registered Person-Centred Counsellor. I am also an ILM 5 level Coach, which can be used where you have a specific goal you'd like to work towards.
I provide a safe space to explore any concerns or issues you may be experiencing to find a way forward. I am passionate and professional about counselling and I adhere to BACP ethical guidelines within my practice.
I'm happy to work with most issues, both short- and long-term, so please get in touch either by phone, text or email and we can discuss your needs.
I specialise in working with emergency services staff and use the Rewind Trauma Therapy technique to help with nightmares and flashbacks following having witnessed, or been involved in, a traumatic event (Rewind is free for military veterans - proof of service required). Talking therapy can then be used to process whatever is bothering you, without the fear of flashbacks.
I work with life transitions (such as divorce, menopause, new parents, retirement and preparing for end of life).
I am accredited to work with pregnancy and infant loss and bereavement to work with parents and birth professionals around birth, pregnancy or postnatal trauma. I also have training to work with dissociative identity disorder.
To help put your mind at ease: I hold an enhanced DBS certificate (previously known as CRB), I have the relevant professional indemnity and public liability insurance. I am ICO registered, which means I am registered with the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience working in a women’s charity and a university and provide short and long term counselling to both men, women and non-binary individuals with a wide range of issues.
- BSc (Hons) Psychology (Open University)
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
- Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
- Certificate of Proficiency (BACP)
- Infant Loss and Bereavement (Accredited by The Foundation for Infant Loss Training)
- Rewind Trauma Therapy Technique Practitioner
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I specialise in working with emergency services staff.
I provide an initial session in which your concerns/issues can be discussed and explored and where we can see if we have a rapport. You are under no obligation to continue after the initial session if you feel we are not a good match. Counselling is as much about the relationship as it is about the work we do together.
Sessions: £50 per 50-minute session.
A concessionary rate of £40 per session is available depending on your circumstances.
Rewind is free to military veterans (proof of service required).
Please contact me for further details.
- Person-Centred Therapy
- Rewind Trauma Therapy Technique
- Workplace Mediation
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am currently taking clients on Mondays and Fridays.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|