Christopher Gore MBACP (accred), Msc, BA, Dip.

Christopher Gore MBACP (accred), Msc, BA, Dip.

Station Road


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Station Road


About me

My name is Chris Gore and I am a BACP accredited Counsellor with over 20 years experience of working with individuals and groups in many settings. These have included the NHS as a staff counsellor, Higher Education including Universities as a specialist mental health mentor, Senior Counsellor working with adolescents who have been excluded from mainstream education.

I have also worked as a Counsellor with those facing bereavement and the bereaved in a Hospice and have years of experience of Drug and Alcohol issues in Rehabilitation Centres. In all of my work experiences the capacity to build a trusting relationship has been central to developing scope to change.

I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. I offer some clients a reduced fee option which is in conjunction with the Guildford Psychotherapy Centre.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Professional Qualifications so far are as follows:

•Institute of Group Analysis (IGA) Group Supervision Training (2012)

•MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy (2002-2003)

•Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (2000-2002)

•BA in Social Work (1997-1999)

I am accredited and a member of:

•BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist

•BACP/UKRCP Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist

•Full Member of the Birkbeck Counselling Association

•Associate member of the Institution of Group Analysis

•Full member of the Guildford Centre for Psychotherapy

Some areas I have worked in:

I began my therapeutic work in a residential treatment centre for alcoholism and drug addictions in 1995 as a Project worker before embarking on my Social Work training. Prior to this I was a fitness and health instructor and where I first developed my thinking around how the body can influence or speak on behalf of the person struggling to find words to express themselves. This came in the form of illnesses or injuries in strategic parts of the body. I then worked in a Hospice as a Senior Counsellor in Palliative Care where I worked for a number of years with patients dying and bereaved relatives. I have since worked in mental health settings with adolescents aged (14-25) in educational settings including Universities and adults of all ages, both male and female, individually and in groups. I also worked as a visiting lecturer at Birkbeck College, University Of London, on the Introductory counselling courses along with a consultant role on the Group Relations conferences on the MSc counselling courses. I currently tutor on the Supervision course at the Institute of Group Analysis and work part-time as a staff counsellor in the NHS which run alongside my private practice.

I have a particular interest in how feelings of shame can impact on one's self-worth and inhibit potential to live a creative and fulfilling life. My work involves, amongst other things, trying to understand the role shame, loss and unresolved grief can have on one's life. I bring a wide range of experience and skills to my role as a therapist which may be helpful to you.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am experienced in helping clients who are having difficulties with :

  • Isolation and loneliness
  • Relationship problems
  • Panic attacks and Phobias
  • Anxiety, suicidal thoughts, trauma
  • Bereavement, unresolved grief and loss
  • Troublesome thoughts, feelings and behaviours
  • Depression
  • Addiction- alcohol, food, sex, exercise etc

Photos & videos

  • Tranquil setting


My current fees are:

Individual Counselling - £50

Further information

"Sally came to therapy because she was unhappy about some of the thoughts and feelings she was experiencing. She felt that if someone looked in at her life from the outside they would see a successful and content mother and wife with a good job. She felt guilty and bad about herself at times because "what did she have to complain about". After starting therapy she began to acknowledge that she could have mixed feelings about certain aspects of her life and began to see how ingrained messages from the past were impacting on her here and now life experiences. By disentangling some of these past messages she began to allow more of her needs to be met without the guilt and feel happier in her relationships".


"Thank you for your help over these 12 weeks. Even though at times it has made me nervous, I have always felt a release and it has helped me go to the very core of this grief which has felt needed and helpful" (Bereaved wife)

"Thank you for sharing your abundance of knowledge and understanding. I will carry your invaluable teachings with me throughout my career". (Supervision student)

"I just want to reiterate a massive thank you for all that you did in helping me at the end of the last academic year. None of the above would have been possible if we had not have had our meetings and I just wanted to thank you again". (Mentoring student)

"I hope to build upon the skills that counselling has given me and go forward with confidence. It has enabled me to have the courage to acknowledge my own needs, which until now I had not been able to do. Thank you again". (Bereaved daughter)

Thanks for this. It has been a pleasure having you working with our students again this year. Please say you are coming back next year (Mental Health manager)

Thank you so much for my sessions with you. I have really appreciated you listening to me and helping me. I'm sure people say this to you all the time - you are fantastic at your job. (Counselling client)

Maps & Directions

Woking, GU24

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening and Friday afternoon.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

 I offer Clinical supervision for qualified counsellors & psychotherapists and this is available individually or in groups of 4.

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