Chalene Long (BA, Ad. Dip. CP and Dip. Hyp and NCS MCS Acc. and NHS MCS Acc.))
Chameleon Coaching and Therapy which was set up in 2012, offers a professional and confidential Psychotherapy, Counselling, Hypnotherapy and Life-coaching service to clients throughout Higham Ferrers, Rushden and Northamptonshire. I offer support for a number of mental and emotional issues to couples, adults, children and teenagers.
As an Integrative therapist, I enjoy working organically, drawing on different therapeutic approaches such as CBT, Transactional Analysis, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic and Person Centred approaches that will help provide you with what you need to help you work through difficult issues.
Transactional Analysis is the therapeutic approach that informs my work the most as a counsellor. This approach is underpinned by the philosophy that people can change and that we all have the right to be in this world and to be accepted. I aim to help you understand how your past effects the way in which you treat yourself and the way in which you relate and communicate with others, offering suggestions and interventions which will enable you to change and to grow.
Some of the areas I offer support in are: weight-loss, smoking cessation, anxiety disorders and phobias, OCD, stress-management, pain-management, motivation and confidence building, relationship issues, anger-management, PTSD, trauma, domestic abuse, childhood abuse, public speaking and self-esteem and resilience building. I am also a Hypnobirthing Practioner.
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 though your feelings and exploring effective and beneficial solutions to your problems will help lesson the load.
If you would like to chat to me further about how therapy can help you overcome obstacles in your life and create a future that is more balanced and fulfilled, I offer an initial 30 minute consultation free of charge.
Training, qualifications & experience
Who I Am
My name is Chalene and I am an experienced and qualified Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist and Supervisor. I have worked as a Drama and English teacher in South Africa, gaining invaluable experience working with children from disadvantaged and troubled backgrounds incorporating both theatre and drama therapy into my work.
I have worked as a Hypnotherapist at the Northampton Clinic and a Counsellor for Mind in Rushden.
Working extensively in the video, TV and film industry and running my own production company has given me invaluable insight into the issues facing women in the industry today from struggling with issues around sexism, maintaining a work/life balance, overcoming feelings of guilt returning to work, starting or running a business and improving health and fitness. Having worked with creative people both in the profession and as a counsellor and coach, I have helped and supported artists explore ways in which they can better flourish in their industry; overcoming fear of rejection, stage fright, improving health and personal body image, learning to quiet negative self-talk and to grow in confidence.
I have a Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Diploma in Hypnotherapy. I have my level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision with CPCAB and work as a Supervisor at Bower House.
I am also an accredited member of both the National Counselling Society (MCS Acc.) and the National Hypnotherapy Society (LHS) and follow the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy set by the associations.
I have an enhanced DBS which is updated yearly.
How Does Therapy Work?
Therapy is not a magic cure to all of your problems but will provide you with a warm, safe and confidential space in which you can freely and fully express, explore and clarifying your feelings and thoughts in a relaxed and nonthreatening way.
As your therapist, I will help you to make sense of your present circumstances and encourage you to "unmuddle" and organise your thoughts and feelings. I may need to work pyscho-dynamically, helping you to understand in which ways your past shapes and affects your present condition, helping you to confront, explore and find healing from your past.
In order to move towards your future, I will enable you to set realistic goals, make informed choices and put together useful strategies to overcome your problems, to take reasonable action, to evaluate and reassess your actions and maintain positive changes in every area of your life.
Therapy is not about recovery but discovery - discovering new ways of thinking, coping, responding and of being. It is not about controlling your future, but about empowerment. It is about enabling you to develop the capacity to maintain these changes, to confidently make choices and accept the consequences and in so doing move into your future with a renewed sense of hope and purpose.
How Therapy can Help You?
Sometimes life can be particularly challenging and confusing and you may feel that you no longer can cope on your own. You may have reached a crisis point in your life and feel that you can no longer live with the problem. You may feel that you are not comfortable discussing these issues with friends or family or because of the fragmented and broken society we live in, you may find that you have no-one you can talk to. Feeling alone can only make the problem seem insurmountable and can ultimately hold you back in some way or another.
As an Integrative counsellor, I enjoy working organically, drawing on different therapeutic approaches that will best provide you with what you need to continue on your journey to becoming the person you want to be.
Therapy aims to enable individuals to gain a clearer and more objective perspective of their lives and goals so that they can find healing from the past and develop the life skills to better cope on a daily basis. Therapy offers support and encouragement to clients as they discover, explore and realise their true, unlimited potential.
As a therapist, I combine my skills in psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and coaching, as well as my own personal and work related experiences to provide my clients with a unique package to help them love the life they live and live the life they love.
Career and Personal Development
Transactional Analysis 101
Transactional Analysis 102
Introduction to Mindfulness 8 week course
Working with Sandtray
Introduction to Internal Family Systems
The Trauma Counsellor' Toolbox with Christine Sanderson
Post Natal Mental Health practitioners – National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
Hypnobirthing Practioner - Inner Power Hypnobirthing
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 Practioner Course
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Gastric band hypnotherapy
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sex addiction *
- Sexual issues *
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- Weight loss
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
I offer an initial 30 minute consultation free of charge so that we can meet and discuss your goals for therapy and determine whether we can work together to achieve your goals. We will also discuss the treatment options that would work best for you.
Psychotherapy and Counselling
1 Session (50 min) - £ 50
1 Session for couples (50min) - £ 65
Smoking Cessation (2 hrs) - £ 150
1 Session (60min) - £ 60
Hypno-band - £340 (see website for more details)
For coaching fees and discounts offered on block bookings please contact me or visit my website.
If we are able to think differently, we will be able to behave differently and ultimately achieve different results.
- Also registered with Counselling Directory
Monday - Friday - daytime Monday - Thursday - evenings Saturday 10-3pm