Chris O'Malley MSc., UKCP Reg.Gestalt Psychotherapist/Supervisor MBACP (Accred)

Chris O'Malley MSc., UKCP Reg.Gestalt Psychotherapist/Supervisor MBACP (Accred)

3rd Floor, Devonshire House, Custard Factory, Gibb Street
West Midlands

West Midlands

07795 382192

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3rd Floor, Devonshire House, Custard Factory, Gibb Street
West Midlands

West Midlands

07795 382192

About me

I'm a highly-qualified and widely-experienced psychotherapist, accredited counsellor and supervisor with over 15 years experience. I've worked privately, for the NHS and for a University. I offer a professional, friendly, safe and effective service. I offer long and short-term therapy and personal development work to individuals and work with all issues that arise in the course of life, from low self-esteem, anger-management, bereavement/loss or behavioural/ relationship issues to anxiety/depression or specific disorders.

My holistic Gestalt approach means that I welcome you in your wholeness; your thoughts, emotions, sexuality and spirituality. With my ability to listen at depth, my sensitivity to feelings, cultural differences and individual preferences, my aim is to help you in developing enough support and insight and to find and make the choices that, on your own, have been elusive or impossible.

My wider interests include teaching and studying, music, meditation, exercise and reading. I consider myself a tolerant person with a sense of humour and a balanced viewpoint.

Please note that my B14 address is an optional alternative applying only to Supervisees.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University
BA (Hons)
Dip. Counselling, UKCP Reg. Gestalt Psychotherapist,MBACP (accredited)
Diploma in Integrative Counselling 1999
Private Practice since 1999
Tutor for Level 3 Counselling Course, BCPC 2006
Counsellor for Smethwick Pathfinder NHS trust2007-2011
Employee Support Therapist; West Midlands Police 2016-current

Staff Counsellor, University of Leicester 2011-2016
Tutor in Mindfulness at University of Leicester

Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Gestalt Approaches to Learning in Organisations
Working with Personality Disorders
Traumatic Attaching  
Supervising Member (Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute)       

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am interested in spiritual -though not specifically religious- perspectives and also offer mindfulness methods as a method of calming the mind and finding peace from negative thoughts and mental habits.

I have experience as a teacher and musician and recognise that I may have knowledge and understanding that could be supportive when working with people from those backgrounds.

I like reading, films and playing music.


My fee for a 50 minute individual session is £55 (some concessions may be available). This reflects my level of training and qualification as both a psychotherapist and a counsellor.

For Supervision my fee is £50 per hour (£45 for students).

Published articles

Further information

My Commitment

I ‘m passionate about the effectiveness of GestaltCounselling and Psychotherapy and commit myself to being to be the best therapist I can through my regular clinical supervision and having undergone considerable Gestalt Psychotherapy myself in order to make sure I have no ‘blind spots’ and to understand therapy from a client’s point of view. I take care to evaluate my work and have had many successes and appreciations which supports my confidence in what I do.

  • I’m mature with lots of life experience including in teaching, in music, and with spiritual practice. I like people and like learning from them as well as helping them learn.

  • I seek to integrate my life and work: clients I’ve worked with often find me very authentic in the therapy to the benefit of the outcome. I’ve been described as spontaneous, compassionate and challenging.

For further information please contact me either by phone or email.

To arrange an appointment please telephone or text me. If I am not immediately available, please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as I can.

Maps & Directions

Birmingham, B9
Birmingham, B14

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Morning to early evening weekdays

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I work privately as a Supervisor.

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