Chris O'Malley MSc., UKCP Reg.Gestalt Psychotherapist, MBACP (Accred)
3rd Floor, Devonshire House, Custard Factory, Gibb Street
I'm a highly-qualified and widely-experienced psychotherapist, accredited counsellor and supervisor with over 15 years experience. I've worked privately, for the NHS and for a University. I offer a professional, friendly, safe and effective service. I offer long and short-term therapy and personal development work to individuals and work with all issues that arise in the course of life, from low self-esteem, anger-management, bereavement/loss or behavioural/ relationship issues to anxiety/depression or specific disorders.
My holistic Gestalt approach means that I welcome you in your wholeness; your thoughts, emotions, sexuality and spirituality. With my ability to listen at depth, my sensitivity to feelings, cultural differences and individual preferences, my aim is to help you in developing enough support and insight and to find and make the choices that, on your own, have been elusive or impossible.
My wider interests include teaching and studying, music, meditation, exercise and reading. I consider myself a tolerant person with a sense of humour and a balanced viewpoint.
Please note that my B14 address is an optional alternative applying only to Supervisees.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University
Dip. Counselling, UKCP Reg. Gestalt Psychotherapist,MBACP (accredited)
Diploma in Integrative Counselling 1999
Private Practice since 1999
Tutor for Level 3 Counselling Course, BCPC 2006
Counsellor for Smethwick Pathfinder NHS trust2007-2011
Employee Support Case Manager; West Midlands Police 2016-current
Staff Counsellor, University of Leicester 2011-2016
Tutor in Mindfulness at University of Leicester 2012
Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Gestalt Approaches to Learning in Organisations 2012
Working with Personality Disorders 2013
Traumatic Attaching 2015
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am interested in spiritual -though not specifically religious- perspectives and also offer mindfulness methods as a method of calming the mind and finding peace from negative thoughts and mental habits.
I have experience as a teacher and musician and recognise that I may have knowledge and understanding that could be supportive when working with people from those backgrounds.
I like reading, films and playing music.
My fee for a 50 minute individual session is £55 (some concessions may be available). This reflects my level of training and qualification as both a psychotherapist and a counsellor.
For Supervision my fee is £45 per hour (£42 for students).
I ‘m passionate about the effectiveness of GestaltCounselling and Psychotherapy and commit myself to being to be the best therapist I can through my regular clinical supervision and having undergone considerable Gestalt Psychotherapy myself in order to make sure I have no ‘blind spots’ and to understand therapy from a client’s point of view. I take care to evaluate my work and have had many successes and appreciations which supports my confidence in what I do.
I’m mature with lots of life experience including in teaching, in music, and with spiritual practice. I like people and like learning from them as well as helping them learn.
I seek to integrate my life and work: clients I’ve worked with often find me very authentic in the therapy to the benefit of the outcome. I’ve been described as spontaneous, compassionate and challenging.
For further information please contact me either by phone or email.
To arrange an appointment please telephone or text me. If I am not immediately available, please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as I can.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Morning to early evening weekdays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I work privately as a Supervisor.View supervision profile