Chris Smith MBACP (Accred.), BSc(hons), Adv. Dip., PG.Dip
At times in our lives it is inevitable that we might find ourselves struggling with our day to day experiences. When these problems might originate in our past experiences and manifest in our current way of living it can be helpful to seek therapy to talk them through or process them
I provide a warm and safe environment in which we can work together to talk about difficult emotions and experiences confidentially. A typical session lasts 50 minutes and would involve one to one work on a weekly basis at the same time each week.
My approach is psychodynamic, that is we would explore how our current situation might be coloured by past experiences. By exploring such experiences we encourage a growing awareness of our ways of interacting with other people and our experience of ourselves. I aim to deliver this in a human and genuine manner, believing that this can assist the process of therapy.
I can also draw on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy training to address the present difficulties and how we might think of them in terms of how our thoughts, emotions and behaviours might effect each other.
Our work together can be short-term if required or longer term depending on the agreed purpose of therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I gained an advanced diploma in Psychodynamic psychotherapy from the University of Cambridge in 2011, becoming an accredited member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2015 (MBACP accred.)
My training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy was completed in 2014 at the University of Cumbria.
In addition, I hold a degree in Psychology from the University of Teesside
Since 2010 I have worked in both the NHS and charitable organisations as a psychotherapist in both short-term and longer term client work.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
50-minute appointments are charged at £40. Sliding scale for fees are available in cases of financial difficulty.
There is no fee for cancelled appointments if cancelled with at least 24 hours notice.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|