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Caroline Chalk - Counselling and the Alexander Technique
‘True silence is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment’

About Counselling & Therapy

Counselling is a process that makes a difference to people's lives. Many people from various walks of life have counselling and as a result feel happier, more contented and are more effective in their lives.

Counselling offers you the opportunity to explore and heal your past and present difficulties in a confidential and supportive environment - dealing with issues such as:

  • Low self esteem
  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Loneliness
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Being bullied
  • General discontentment with life
  • Addictions
  • Panic attacks

The Counselling Session

The main purpose of counselling is to learn more about ourselves, about the way we think and the way we view ourselves in life. To a large extent counselling is an educational process, an education in the art of living. Once we know ourselves better we can then take action to make positive changes. In counselling sessions you will learn techniques for making changes & you will learn how changing your thinking can positively affect your life. In other words you are not given advice about what to do but rather are helped to find your own solutions in a supportive & confidential environment.

Who Comes for Counselling?

People of all ages, from many walks of life and for a variety of reasons come for counselling.

Sometimes it is a very specific reason that will make us seek out some help.

Sometimes people come for counselling without necessarily having a specific 'problem' but feel a general sense of discontentment about their lives. Have you ever had that feeling 'I have everything I want and I am a fortunate person' yet you still feel low and despondent? You are not alone. Many people can feel this way.

The fact is it is important for each of us to find a direction and purpose in our lives. Without this we drift along with none of our activities giving us much satisfaction. Counselling can help with this and very often any changes that we need to make to our lives are small but significant. In this way counselling can become more about learning a way to be in our life rather than anything we need to do or change.

Children and teenagers often gain huge benefits from counselling. After all growing up is not always an easy and straight forward process and having an adult to talk to who is outside of the family unit can be very helpful.

Duration, Venue & Cost

People come for an initial assessment session. The purpose of this is for you to meet me, to talk more about what you need and want from counselling and to ask any questions you may have.

Counselling sessions last for an hour and are generally attended on a weekly basis. The length of time taken to address issues can vary from as few as 6 sessions to many months. The number of sessions you choose to have will depend to some extent on how deeply you wish to explore and develop your life.

I work from two venues - Bristol, and Frome in Somerset.

The cost of a session is £45.

An initial assessment session lasts an hour and is charged at the same rates.

Further Information

If you would like more information on counselling or about the counselling venues then please contact Caroline Chalk on 07711 181 401 or email her at

United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) For more information on where Caroline attended her counselling and therapy training please follow this link: