About Chloe Swinton in Norwich
I am described as warm, creative, empathetic and grounded. A lover of animals and the natural world. I work holistically with the mind, body and spirit, recognising they are connected. I am fascinated by the mind and becoming a master of it; using visualisations and the power of intentions; in energy and how emotions can manifest in the body, throwing us out of balance; and how vibrational sound physiologically changes the body and alters consciousness, inducing healing.
As a caring and compassionate social entrepreneur, I have my own therapy practice, where I offer integrative counselling, reiki and reiki drum. I run drumNorwich where I have been offering therapeutic drumming opportunities since mid 2016.
Background and experience
For over 15 years I have supported a wide range of people of all ages and backgrounds, and with a variety of issues. I have provided over 10 years of specialist telephone support at the national charity Missing People, to people experiencing ambiguous loss when someone close to them was missing, as well as supporting young people and adults who were missing. For four years I volunteered as a Counsellor for Phoenix Counselling & Psychotherapy Service in Middlesex. Additionally, I have worked with children as a School Therapist with Kids Company in London, and with adults with mental health issues at Norwich Mind. Most recently I offered emotional support to carers at Norfolk Family Carers and worked for Norfolk's domestic abuse charity, Leeway.
I currently work part time as a Senior Befriending Co-ordinator at Age UK Norfolk, connecting volunteers with older people who are feeling lonely and isolated. Volunteers offer a weekly phone call to help alleviate some of these feelings and provide companionship and positive conversation. I am also a registered counsellor providing low cost counselling to carers through The Caring Space.
Having supported many people with ambiguous loss and recognising a vital need for more services, I am currently developing an Ambiguous Loss Support & Awareness project. In 2017, I became a Dementia Friend, and have a good understanding of dementia and the impact on loved ones. I'm also one of Norfolk's Domestic Abuse Champions; recognising and supporting people affected by domestic abuse.
I have professional indemnity and public liability insurance, and hold a current Enhanced DBS Certificate. I am a registered member of the professional body; the British Association for Counselling and Psychology (BACP).
I feel very appreciative for the time with Chloë. She made some fascinating observations and asked thought provoking questions. She was non-judgemental and accepting of feelings and the situation, asking for ideas about solutions from my own inner wisdom. Definitely a real asset and credit to Norfolk Carers Support Counselling Service. - PG