Christopher Tovey MBACP, BA (Hons) Person-centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
07521436898 / 07521436898
I am a person-centred therapist and I believe that the counselling relationship can facilitate desired personal change and development for clients. Mutual agreement to begin work is negotiated in a free initial session.
I know that person-centred counselling has been extremely therapeutic for me through difficult, stressful and traumatic times in my life. As I gain experience as a therapist, I believe that my role is to develop a mutually respectful and trusting counselling relationship with people which facilitates the discovery of their own inner resources and enables them to achieve their personal sense of well-being.
Training, qualifications & experience
At the age of 62 I completed my degree in Person-centred Counselling and Psychotherapy at Warwick University and began to work independently as a therapist.
I took early retirement from a 35 year Public Service career in Social Care Management and Education and began working voluntarily for Cruse Bereavement Care and the Citizens Advice Bureau. I also attended three introductory counselling courses over the following two years. I began a full-time degree in Person-centred Counselling at Essex University in 2008 and transferred to Warwick University after a Certificate year in order to relocate in Kenilworth.
During the last five years of training and personal development as a therapist I have gained experience of a broad range of counselling relationships with diverse people through voluntary work with organisations such as Warwickshire Age UK, Safeline Warwick and Coventry and Warwickshire Cruse Bereavement Care. I am continuing with voluntary work at Safeline in addition to private practice.
During the last two years I have returned to Warwick University for further specialist professional development in counselling and psychotherapy. In March 2014 I was Awarded a BA (Hons) Degree in Person-Centred Counselling an Psychotherapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
My standard fee for an hourly session is £40.
I also offer a concessionary rate of £25.
Mutual agreement to begin work is negotiated in a free initial session.
How I Work.
The foundation of my theoretical approach is Rogerian Person-centred Therapy.
More about this form of talking therapy and counselling relationship can be found on my website www.kenilworthcounselling.co.uk .
I am currently learning about and exploring 'Mindfulness' as part of my continuing personal development.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can be contacted phone or e mail at any time. I will try to respond to messages within 24hrs if I am not available at the time of the enquiry.