Jean Claude Chalmet
Psychotherapist | Author | London Times featured columnist
The founder of the Place Retreats Bali
Jean-Claude is a psychotherapist, author, a London Times featured columnist and the founder of The Place Retreats, Bali. He runs the London Practice in Notting Hill together with Anna Walton, Doctor of Counselling Psychology, and The Place Retreats in Bali, with a philosophy that overall health can’t be separated from mental health.
While we may obsess about taking care of our bodies by exercising and eating healthily, it is the negative mind that can overwhelm our thoughts and our lives.
Before finding his vocation in psychotherapy, Jean-Claude worked in the City and on Wall Street and continues to be the Executive Manager of a philanthropic foundation.More info
The private therapy sessions with Jean-Claude were where the real self-work took place. I had five during my stay and achieved more in terms of emotional healing in those few hours alone than I’d had in two years of counselling.Learn More
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The serendipity of being introduced to Jean-Claude, four and a half years ago.
He saved my life.
Even though I had a very stable upbringing, a successful, well-paid career and a rewarding role as managing director of a London-based global investment bank; I was in a serious predicament with respect to my personal life five years ago….and soon after, with my career.
Once I started to meet with JC weekly, what appeared to be a challenging dynamic, turned into the steepest learning curve of my life, and the start of a great and fulfilling new chapter of my life. Three years later, I find him to be the most understanding, intelligent, pragmatic, knowledgeable and supportive therapist imaginable.
JC has an ability to no only think outside the box, but more importantly, to see around corners. His insightful questions provided me with the key answers to navigate, what appeared at the time, to be treacherous waters and develop life long coping and learning skills.
The sessions were not easy…JC is direct, a straight-shooter, and only by confronting my personal issues head-on, was I able to manage them. I often use these skills today, and on occasion, when a chat with JC is the panacea, he speaks with me from Bali. I feel much more inner peace today, thanks to the guidance and mentoring JC has provided.