Christian Davies-Trigg, MBACP (Accred), Couples & Individual Counselling
I work with individuals and couples who are experiencing difficulty and in need of support. My style of working is adapted to the specific needs of my clients. I always seek to provide a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment.
Either as a couple or individual, together we would explore your experiences and feelings, concentrating on what you consider most important. Integrative therapy is designed to have a flexible approach which enables the counsellor to closely follow your unique way of experiencing the world and adapt to the different types of issues you bring to counselling.
Working closely along side you, my aim would be to help you make sense of your issues and/or to explore ways of approaching them in a potentially different way and find resolution.
I offer long or short term counselling/psychotherapy. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their code of ethics and complaints procedure.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters Degree in Counselling (University of Wales)
Certificate in Relational Couples Therapy (Centre for Relational Couples Therapy)
PG Diploma in Consultative Supervision (University of Wales)
Certificate in Counselling (Coleg Gwent)
Introduction to Counselling (University of Leicester)
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (International Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy)
Accredited Counsellor (BACP)
UKRCP Reg. Ind. Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Child Safeguarding (Advanced)
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills
Enhanced Self-Harm Intervention Skills
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Attachment Issues in Children and Young People
Service Manager of Newport school based counselling service (University of South Wales) I have managed the service in Newport since 2012 and prior to that, coordinated the schools counselling service in the Vale of Glamorgan from 2010. Through these roles I have gained substantial experience in the complexities and issues that are brought to counselling. This has provided me with the knowledge and experience regarding the significant responsibilities that a counsellor needs to be aware of and respond to in terms of the legal, ethical and statutory obligations in the duty of care to clients.
Visiting Lecturer in counselling (University of South Wales) Since 2012 I have lectured in counselling for the University of South Wales on various counselling courses.
Clinical Superviser for counsellors in:
I have worked as a counsellor in the following environments:
- Cardiff University (student & staff counselling)
- Colleg Gwent
- Private Practice
- Employee Assistance Programme
Through my work at these establishments, I have gained valuable insight into the many challenges that life presents and how people sometimes struggle to manage these. The complexity of clients I have had the privilege to work with, have provided me with the knowledge that each person is different and will approach their unique set of circumstances if different ways. This may depend on gender, age, culture, religion, sexuality, upbringing, current environment and a number of other complex factors. I have also gained a depth of understanding into the various issues that clients have brought to me (e.g. anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, relationship problems, work issues, anger and many more). My approach is therefore based on a flexible working model which will be in unison with the client to match their unique way they are experiencing their particular issue. I have recognised that working with the client to agree the best approach that suits their way of operating, is crucial for a successful outcome.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Children and Young People Counsellor
I am an experienced children and young people counsellor having worked in schools based counselling for a number of years and attained the position of supervisor in this area. I specialise in ages 11-17.
I have undergone an Enhanced DBS check and have professional insurance to cover my practice.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
Individuals - £40 per session
Couples - £50 per session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments available Tuesday & Friday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Experience.View supervision profile