Christopher Tovey MBACP, BA (Hons) Person-centred Counselling and Psychotherapy

Christopher Tovey MBACP, BA (Hons)  Person-centred Counselling and Psychotherapy


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About me

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.

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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.

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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.

Further information

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 .

I am currently learning about and exploring 'Mindfulness' as part of my continuing personal development.

Maps & Directions

Kenilworth, CV8

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


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.

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