Member Status: Senior Accredited
Member No: CL00P05
Location: Higham Ferrers
My qualifications include a level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision, an Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, a diploma in Hypnotherapy and a Certificate in couples counselling. I am a Hypno-Oncology Practitioner with the Association of Hypno-Oncology.
Some of the areas I offer support in are: weight-management, smoking cessation, infertility, anxiety disorders and phobias, health anxiety, OCD, stress-management, pain-management, sleep disorders, motivation and confidence, relationship issues, bereavement, anger-management, PTSD, trauma, domestic abuse, childhood abuse, narcissistic abuse, personality disorders, public speaking and self-esteem, building resilience and cancer support.
Sometimes life can be particularly challenging and confusing, and you may feel that you can no longer cope. You may have reached a crisis point in your life and feel unable to live with the problem any longer. You may feel uncomfortable discussing these issues with friends or family or may have no-one you can talk to. Feeling alone can make the problem seem insurmountable and ultimately hold you back.
Today you have taken the first step to making positive changes in your life, the beginning of your journey into a less stressful and more promising and fulfilling future. Although change is necessary, it can also be overwhelming and finding the appropriate support and resources to assist you in working through your feelings and exploring effective and beneficial solutions to your problems will help lessen the load.
As a trauma-informed therapist, I embrace an integrative approach that draws upon Transactional Analysis, incorporating various techniques such as hypnotherapy, CBT, mindfulness, inner child work, Psychodynamic therapy, and Person-Centred strategies. Her ultimate goal is to guide clients on their healing journey towards a healthier mind. Chalene firmly believes in the inherent value of every individual and is dedicated to helping clients cultivate self-awareness, overcome past traumas, and embrace a more authentic and fulfilling life.
Therapy provides a warm, supportive and safe space in which you can freely express, explore and clarifying your feelings and thoughts in a relaxed and nonthreatening way.
As your therapist, I will help you make sense of your present by encouraging you to "unmuddle" your thoughts and feelings, enabling you to gain a clearer perspective of your life and goals. I may work Psychodynamically, incorporating Inner Child Healing work to help you understand how your past shapes and informs your present, your beliefs, your attachments style and the way in which you engage with yourself, others and your world, helping you to find healing from the past.
I may help you set realistic goals, make informed choices and explore useful tools and strategies to better cope. I may encourage you to evaluate unhelpful behaviours and habits, explore ways you can take positive action, maintain these positive changes and move into your future with a renewed sense of hope and purpose.
Therapy can support and encouraging you to discover and realise your true, unlimited potential.
- Qualifications & ExperienceLevel 6 Certificate in Therspeutic Counselling Supervision (CPCAB)
Diploma in Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Bachelor of Arts (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Higher Diploma in Education (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Transactional Analysis 101
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Hypnosis and Psychotherapy for Fertility - EasiBirthing
Hypno-oncology: hypnotic interventions for the cancer journey
Hypnobirthing Practioner - Inner Power Hypnobirthing
ealing with Stress – working with suicide and self-harm
Working with Relational Trauma – Dealing with Disorganised Attachment
Working with Shame
Working with Adult Survivors of Child Abuse in a Trauma-Informed Way
Where Trauma Hides – Understanding the body and neurobiology
Psychogenic Pain Control with Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CCBT)
The Art of Counselling Children and Young People - Opals
Understanding Dissociation and Complex Dissociation Disorders (DID) - FPP
Solution Focused Therapy - Mind
Hearing Voices - Mind
NLP Coaching - Chris Matson
NLP Practioner Course - Auspicium
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- AIDS / HIV
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Bereavement / Loss
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Eating disorders
- Financial difficulties
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Parenting skills
- Pregnancy related issues
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Young people and children
- Languages Spoken