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Chris Sergeant - Reg. MBACP (Accred), (CS Counselling)

Ilford, Essex, IG1 07535 261757 07535 261757 07535 261757 07535 261757 Registered / Accredited

About me

**Please note I am able to offer online sessions via skype, zoom or whatsapp**

My approach is open, supportive and non-judging and, as an integrative counsellor, I offer a way of working together that will be tailored to best suit your needs. Whether you have a specific issue you know you want to sort out, or a general uneasy sense of something "not quite right", I can offer you the time, space and support you feel you want.

Sessions may involve a gentle "person centred" exploration, or some more challenging and deeper work.
I  can also offer hypnotherapeutic relaxation to support and encourage the changes you may desire.

The best style of therapy for you will start to become apparent when we first talk of what it is you would like to achieve. Your first session will give you the best opportunity to decide on how you would like to proceed and whether I am a suitable counsellor for YOU.

I am happy to also answer further questions before you decide to meet up for that first face to face appointment.

I am close to Seven Kings railway station, Ilford. I am also within easy reach of the surrounding areas of Chigwell, Romford, Barking, Wanstead, Hainault and Leyton.

Good road and rail links from across North London and Essex allow convenient access from further afield too.

Couple relationship counselling

Attending as a couple offers you both the opportunity to safely explore issues that may be preventing you from fully enjoying your relationship. As with individual counselling the exact nature of the sessions will vary from couple to couple but the focus in couples therapy will be on the relationship itself.

Without 'taking sides' or seeking to 'blame' it can become possible to assess and improve the relationship, creating new perspectives and new opportunities.

As well as finding support here to address what may have been difficult to talk about issues, you can also take time to notice and enhance what may have become ignored enjoyable aspects in your relationship too.

There will be a benefit for you both putting aside a focus on individual wants and needs so as to concentrate and focus on the created relationship. If there is resistance to such an approach it may be useful for you both attending individually for a while. (The first assessment appointment will always be together.) 


Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Integrative Counselling (LIFEFORCE, Colchester) 2009

Diploma in Hypnotherapy (Academy of Advanced Changework, Sheffield / London)  2011

CPD Cert. Couple Counselling 2015

Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision 2018

Previous clients have found benefit when dealing with bereavement and loss, generalised anxiety, depression, alcohol addiction, sexual abuse, social phobia, low self esteem, anger management, paranoid feelings, self harm, family disputes, couple and relationship issues and more.

I am a BACP Accredited and Registered Counsellor / Psychotherapist (30028) and abide by the BACP Ethical Framework, maintaining my continuing professional development and undertaking appropriate monthly clinical supervision.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

Individuals - £40 per session. 

Couples -  £55 per session.   

It may be possible to reduce the cost per session where there is a need.  Trainee counsellors requiring therapy as part of their course will be offered discounted rates subject to availability. 

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Ilford
Essex
IG1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

The counselling room is on the first floor up one flight of stairs. Skype / zoom /whatsapp sessions are available for those who may find difficulty accessing the premises. **Currently skype / zoom / whatsapp is also available during 'lockdown' **

Availability

8am - 8pm Mon to Fri, 11 - 1pm Saturday

During 'lockdown' I am flexible for skype / zoom / whatsapp sessions outside the hours listed above. Please contact me to discuss.

Types of client

Adults
Couples

Supervision

My approach to supervision mirrors my approach to counselling insofar as I seek to support a collaborative exploration of your client's needs as you bring them from the counselling room to supervision.  You are invited to come and discuss your own personal supervision requirements with me free of charge before deciding as to whether you would like to continue further.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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