Chris Sergeant - Reg. MBACP (Accred), (CS Counselling)
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.
(Please note I am likely to be moving to the South West of England Spring/Summer 2020)
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.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Work-related stress
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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.
Please note: Counselling students may obtain required personal therapy at a reduced rate, subject to availability. Please ask for further information.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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The counselling room is on the first floor up one flight of stairs. Skype sessions are available for those who may find difficulty accessing the premises.
Appointments are made available between 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday, and Saturday 11 to 1pm.
Please note I am looking to be re-locating to the Plymouth area in the summer of 2020.
Types of client
Supervision & training
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.View supervision profile