CHLOE CHANDLER
Person-centred counsellor and psychologist

Bienvenue !

Who I Am
I’m a recent MSc graduate in Counselling from the University of Edinburgh, where I was trained in both psychodynamic and person-centered theories. I also hold a Professional PGCert in Counselling Skills from COSCA (Scotland’s professional body for counselling and psychotherapy), a PGCert in Eating Disorders & Clinical Nutrition from the University College London (UCL) and a B.A. in Psychology from the American University of Paris. 

I grew up in both France and the United States, and I have moved around a lot within and between those two countries. I moved to the United Kingdom three years ago, which was challenging, sometimes isolating, and a cultural adjustment. I absolutely understand the stressors that come with being an expat in a foreign country, and the difficulties associated with trying to assimilate to a new culture and language, while being away from your family.

I abide by the BACP’s ethical guideline, COSCA’s core values, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).  

I’m Here To Help
I offer 50-minute consultations through whatever online platform you feel most comfortable with. I can help you address the following issues in a safe, non-judgmental, non-prejudicial space.

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Eating Disorders

  • Overall Nutrition

  • Weight Loss Support

  • Weight Loss Surgery (Gastric Bypass, Lapband, Sleeve) Support

  • Expat related issues (isolation, loss of support system, cultural assimilation, feelings of hopelessness…)

My Approach
While I was trained in Psychodynamic and Person-Centered theories, I tend to pick and choose different techniques from different schools of thought depending on the person I am speaking with and the issue at hand. We are all beautifully unique individuals, and one size does not fit all – therefore I like to tailor my approach to each client. 

John McLeod’s definition of counseling is one that resonates well with me and underlines my approach:
“Counseling is a purposeful, private conversation arising from the intention of one person to reflect on and resolve a problem in living, and the willingness of another person to assist in that endeavor.” 

What Next
Simply send me an email at chloe.a.chandler@gmail.com with a couple of options of days and times that work for you, as well as your preferred platform for the session (Video call, voice call, texting, email). Please also add a short description as to why you have decided to reach out to me.  

This is your time and space and I want you to feel at ease, so I will try and accommodate your needs as much as possible. I do ask, however, that you give me at least 5 hours notice if you want to cancel your session, so that I can offer that slot to someone else.  

After each session, I will be emailing you a link to a form. I would be grateful if you could take the time to fill it out before your next session, as it will help me better understand your needs (e.g. what was helpful during the session, what was not, what you would like to discuss during your next session).

A Note On Confidentiality
All sessions are confidential unless told otherwise. If you are a threat to yourself (e.g. threatening suicide) or others (e.g. threatening to kill another; abuse of a child, an elder or a person with disabilities), I am required to inform the appropriate authorities. These are the only two exceptions to confidentiality. 

Costs
The first session with me is free. Thereafter, the cost is 30 euros a session (sliding scale is available). Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions, I would be happy to answer them, or if you would like to book a session. 

A bientôt!