Welcome, I am Chris. I counsel adults with a range of issues and draw on counselling models that suit your needs. I work in collaboration with you and encourage and support you in exploring choices and ways of coping that can alleviate distress and bring new life and energy.
I have had my own difficult life experiences from which to draw upon, and this has enabled me to reach out to others. This includes loss and bereavement, abuse, relationship and work issues.
I can do short or longer term counselling and receive regular supervision outside of the session to ensure that I am working safely and in your best interests.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a diploma in counselling and continue to undertake professional developement. I have experience of working in the voluntary sector and have worked as an agency counsellor with "LIstening Post", a Christian counselling agency.
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. This means that I am bound by it's ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy and am subject to it's professional conduct procedure.
I trained at Wiltshire college where I gained the advanced diploma in Theraputic Counselling (CPCAB)
I also have the certificates in counselling skills, level 2 and 3 (CPCAB) from Stroud college. I did my introduction to counselling skills with an agency in Gloucester.
I also have previous nursing experience and have worked with those with learning difficulties and special needs.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Learning difficuly/disability issues
spirituality - Life is a purposeful pilgrimage, not am aimless meandering trail.
I charge £30 for a fifty minute session and have an initial meeting with you which is free. In this session I assess your needs, what you want from therapy, if I can help you and if you feel that you can work with me.
I charge £40 for couples. This is for a fifty minute session and the initial meeting is free.
I tend to see you every week if possible and have a review of our work every six weeks.
I counsel from a private room in St Aldhelms Church, Pickwick Road, Corsham. I can offer daytime or evening sessions. If you have any questions I look forward to hearing from you by E/mail or telephone with no obligation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My room is accessed via a side door and then by going up enclosed stairs.
I work on a Tuesday and Thursday until 3pm. On Tuesday I Have evening appointments available from 5-7pm
Types of client