Chris Sansom, BA (Hons), M.A, Dip in Integrative Counselling, MBACP
I appreciate that it can be difficult trying to make a decision about which counsellor to approach, particularly when there are so many available. I believe that it is important that you have considered carefully the counsellor that you may meet with and I'd be happy to discuss by e-mail/text/phone how we could work together. Please read my details and look at my website to see if I may be someone that you feel you would benefit from working with.
I am an integrative counsellor (a counsellor that uses a range of approaches to meet your needs) with over 15 years experience of working as a counsellor and social worker across Essex.
I currently work as a counsellor across various settings including a counselling charity for adults, a counselling agency for children and young people, professional coaching/development and from my private counselling practice. I am experienced in working with clients of all ages and backgrounds.
I believe that we all experience times in our life where the difficulties and challenges that we face feel a little too much and the balance of life does not feel right. At such times it can be most helpful to share your feelings and emotions with others.
My intention is to provide an opportunity for you to do this in a safe and non-judgemental atmosphere where all information is treated with the utmost respect and confidentiality. Working together we will explore your experiences and emotions and seek to provide an understanding for you about how these have an impact upon your current situation.
Recent evaluations from clients I have worked with include:
"Chris helped me out of a very dark place and helped me....to be able to move forward with all of my strengths and weaknesses"
"I feel much clearer about the direction I now want to take....thanks so much Chris"
"I left sessions with a clearer mind.....I felt comfortable and at ease in sessions"
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Integrative Counselling, which I qualified with Distinction, and a Masters (M.A) in Social Work (which I also qualified with Distinction). I also hold various qualifications in counselling and working therapeutically with children, young people and adults.
I am a member of the I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I am also registered with the Health Care Professional Council (HCPC) as a registered social worker (RSW).
I adhere to the BACP's code of ethics and inform my practice accordingly.
I have experience of working with adults, young people and children experiencing a range of issues. I have significant experience of supporting adults and children experiencing serious illness and loss/bereavement.
I also provide professional coaching to a range of health, social care and education professionals. I also work with individuals who are seeking life coaching/personal development opportunities.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have worked within the field of cancer (oncology) care and palliative care for many years and continue to provide counselling to individuals affected by serious illness and bereavement. I am employed as a counsellor supporting children and young people who have experienced traumatic bereavement's including suicide, murder and sudden and unexpected deaths.
I believe that each individual manages the impact of serious illness and bereavement differently and that a 'norm' does not exist. With the support of a counsellor an individual can make sense of their experience and their relationships and that this will be unique to each individual.
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Sessions cost £45 and are 50 minutes in length.
There is some flexibility for offering sessions at a reduced cost according to client need. This will be agreed at the initial consultation.
I offer a reduced rate for students.
My practice is a 10 minute walk from Brentwood Train Station and Brentwood High Street and can be accessed easily by the local bus service. I am also a few minutes drive from Junction 28 of the M25.
My practice is located in a quiet cul-de-sac road and car parking is free of charge outside.
I hold an enhanced DBS check as well as full professional insurance.
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Daytime and Evenings
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