About

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

Experience

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.

Qualifications

  • ​Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy

  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) 

  • Diploma in Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders

  • Intermediate Certificate in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice

  • Certificate in Individual Supervision of Counsellor's and Psychotherapists

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling

  • Introduction to Art Therapy

  • Alcohol Focus Scotland Accreditation

  • Reiki 1 & 2​

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Continued Professional Development
 

  • Combining EMDR and EFT for C-PTSD

  • Inner Child Hypnotherapy

  • Somasense Hypnotherapy

  • Suicide and Self Harm

  • Dissociation and DID

  • Relational Trauma and Disorganised Attachment

  • The Flash Technique

  • Aromatherapy

  • Trauma and the Body

  • Understanding Autism

  • Group Supervision

  • Group Facilitation

  • Solution Focused Interaction

  • Child Protection

  • Management of Violence and Aggression

Professional Membership

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. 

Insurance

 

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.

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