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. How nature can be transformative.
Background and experience
For over 20 years I have supported a wide range of people of all ages and backgrounds, and with a variety of issues. I have had roles in various capacities in local and national charities, such as Missing People, Kids Company, Norfolk and Waveney Mind, Norfolk Family Carers, Leeway and Age UK Norfolk. I previously Co-Founded The Caring Space offering low-cost carers counselling in Norfolk, and ran the therapeutic drumming group drumNorwich for three years. I currently work part-time as a Youth Counsellor for MAP in Norwich and volunteer for Nelson's Journey; supporting children therapeutically after a bereavement (please note, I only work with people aged 18 and over in my private practice).
Having supported many people with ambiguous loss over 20 years (including at Missing People for beyond a decade) and recognising a vital need for more support and awareness across the country, I founded Ambiguous Loss UK in 2015. I run the Ambiguous Loss Support Group on Facebook. I'm currently writing a self-help style book, offer training on ambiguous loss and working with my unique model, and grief support groups to people experiencing ambiguous loss.
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. In 2020, I registered as a Time To Change Champion and trained as a Wellbeing Service Community Champion to help combat stigma around mental health. In 2022 I opened an Esty Shop selling the creations I make in between all my other offerings.
Qualifications and further training
I'm also trained as a Usui Reiki Practitioner (2nd Degree), in Reiki Drum Technique (including Mental Reprogramming), as a Hypnotherapy Practitioner and have various certificates including in Nutrition & Health and Mental Health Awareness. I completed a Vipassana (10 day silent meditation course) in 2018. I do not work specifically in these areas but they inform my practice and holistic approach.
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 Psychotherapy (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