Celia Clark PG Dip MBACP (Accred)
I am an experienced Counsellor who has worked for over ten years in both the private and third sector, but also in schools and specialist agencies. I have had the pleasure to work with young people and adults, individuals, couples and families with a range of presenting issues but it is disordered eating and body image distress that became my specialism.
I support those with disordered eating to break free from distressing, unhealthy and life limiting behaviours, to improve their relationship with food, their bodies and themselves.
Disorder eating does not exist in isolation, it develops as a coping strategy to the numerous stressors in day to day life. In the short term it can be highly effective, however over longer periods it can have a significant negative impact on mental, emotional and physical well being.
Research shows that when it comes to disordered eating and body image distress, early intervention has the best outcome. You don't need to have a diagnosis to access the Recovery Programme. If you recognise you are struggling in your relationship with food and your body you can take the first step towards recovery today.
Trauma informed practice with empathy at its core
My extensive training and experience includes a range of theoretical approaches that are essential in working with disordered eating and body image distress. I began initially in addictions and then onto a specialist PND (perinatal depression) service. Before, during and after pregnancy can be a challenging time for many who struggle with food and their body. Further training in Supervision, Family Therapy, Eating Disorders, EMDR, Trauma and Clinical Hypnotherapy also inform my work as a Specialist Counsellor.
Richman Training Nov 2019-Sept 2020
Academy of the Inner Mind April 2020 - Sept 2020
Diploma in Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders
National Centre for Eating Disorders Oct 2018-Apr 2019
Intermediate Certificate in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice
Family Therapy Training Network Oct 2017 - May 2018
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy May 2018
Certificate in Individual Supervision of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
Strathclyde University Jan - Dec 2016
Foundation Certificate in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice
Family Therapy Training Network Oct 2015 - May 2016
Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (120 credits)
Strathclyde University Oct 2012 - June 2013
Introduction to Art Therapy (40 credits)
Glasgow University Oct 2012 - June 2013
Alcohol Focus Scotland Accreditation
OACAS Jan 2010 - May 2012
Continued Professional Development
Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self-Harm Feb 2020
Dissociation and DID: The Fundamentals Jan 2020
Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment Mar 2019
Trauma and the Body: Dissociation and Somatisation Feb 2019
CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism 2018
NHS: Eating Disorders in the Community Apr 2017
Group Supervision of Counsellors and Psychotherapists Dec 2016
Group Facilitation Skills Jan 2014
Introduction to Solution Focused Interactions Workshop Apr 2012
Introduction to Person Centred Counselling Nov 2011
Potentiality: A Person-Centred Approach to Counselling Young People Feb 2011
APT: There Must Be a Better Way, Stopping Self Harm Feb 2011
APT: CBT Stress and Worry Nov 2010
Step Two: Child Protection Training Course Dec 2009
Management of Violence and Aggression Mar 2009
Disability Aware to Disability Confident Apr 2008
Step One: Child Protection Training Course Oct 2008
As an Accredited Professional Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) I am committed to working to guidelines set by the NCS and I adhere to their ethical framework. In addition, as a Accredited Professional Member of NCS I receive regular supervision with another experienced counsellor to explore my client work. This ensures that I am working as ethically as possible and providing you with the best service possible.
I am fully insured to work face to face and online, here in the UK and abroad (except the US). I have a current PVG membership (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) for working with both adults and young people. This membership scheme is managed and delivered by Disclosure Scotland.