Christopher Hollis (Accredited MBACP) Individuals and Couples
I offer counselling and psychotherapy for individuals in Seaford and individuals and couples In the St Georges Place area of Brighton
couples counselling website: www.couplesrelationshipcounselling.co.uk
I am a registered accredited qualified integrative counsellor, psychotherapist and clinical supervisor.
I provide safe effective counselling and psychotherapy in a private and confidential setting.
For further information on my work and experience past and present, please
The first session is free, so that we can meet and you can decide, without obligation, whether I am the right counsellor for you.
We will work on the issues that are important for you, using approaches and techniques that are tailored for your needs. Long and short term counselling and psychotherapy can be offered. Daytime and evening appointments are available.
I am based in St Georges place in Brighton.
Train - Brighton train station. Walk down Trafalgar street. Turn right at bottom onto St George's place.
Bus stop is St. Peter's Church (St George's place is opposite). Buses that stop there are; 5, 5A, 5B, N5, 17, 21, 21A, 22, 22A, N22, 55, 56, 72A, 270/1/2/3, 769.
Bicycle - There is a bike lock up area outside premises.
1, Gloucester place in front of One Church Brighton. The building that the parking is in front of is the old closed down Astoria Bingo with Banksy kissing policeman graffiti on. £3.60 1hour, £6.20 2 hours. 2 min walk away.
2, Gloucester street. Disabled parking x2 and motorcycle bay. 1 min walk away
3, Richmond parade (in front of planet India restaurant) £1 per hour - need to pay by phone with app (paybyphone.co.uk). 5 min walk away
4, Grove Hill left turn side and right turn side. (round corner from 3/above). £1 per hour - need to pay by phone app. 5 min walk away
5, Trafalgar street car park (in white cross street off from Trafalgar street) 1 hour £3, 2 hours £6. 5/10 min walk away.
6, Lewes road alongside park/opposite Municipal Technical college 1 hour £2, 2 hours £4.20. 5/10 min walk away
I offer appointments between the hours of 9am-7:30pm Monday-Thursday
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling - I use the approaches of Gestalt, Person Centred Transactional Analysis and C.B.T in an integrative and systemic way that is best suited for each individual and their needs.
Diploma in Clinical Supervision - I follow the Hawkins and Shohet 7 eye process model of supervision. I supervise contractually and relationally and have an educative, normative and restorative element to my work. I work creatively and utilise objects, materials, worksheets, whiteboard as well as using metaphor.
Advanced certificate in couple counselling using the arts - working with couples using art materials, sand tray, metaphor, myth, sculpting and stories.
Post qualifying certificate in Duo counselling - Theoretical knowledge, understanding and effective skills intervention when working with couples, families and significant others affected by change.
Applied Suicide and Intervention Skills Training (A.S.I.S.T) - I have experience working with young people and adults who have attempted or considered suicide and have used self harm as a way of coping, through my current practice and my previous experience working for the prison service, young peoples secure unit and the Samaritans.
I am a registered, accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial meeting is free
Individual sessions for student counsellor's are at a reduced rate of £35 per session
Individual sessions are £45 per 50 minute session.
Couples sessions are £65 per hour session.
ForTwo therapist Couples Counselling information please go to; www.couplesrelationshipcounselling.co.uk
Family session rates are dependent on individual/family circumstances and fees would be discussed at the initial meeting.