Chris Welch Registered Member MBACP ( Senior Accred)
I have trained and qualified in a wide variety of "talking therapies" (Psychotherapy, Counselling, CBT, Coaching and Career Guidance) during the last 25 years. My approach to counselling is "keep it simple". Experience suggests that it is the perception of our life and life events that may adversely colour how we see ourselves.One of the main benefits of "talking therapies" may be to allow client's to discover more of who "they really are" and thus see themselves in a more positive light.
I firmly believe that all of us have the potential to lead lives which are happier and more fulfilled. My role as the therapist is to help client's to achieve the goals, which have brought them into counselling.
My varied training (see qualifications) enables me to integrate different therapy techniques into my work which helps me to be more flexible to my client needs.
In addition, my own time as a client has given me an opportunity to experience the counselling process, which I believe helps me to be more empathic with my clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
Senior Accredited Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
Registered Member BACP (I am eligible to receive NHS referrals)
MSC Psychotherapy Studies
European Diploma Therapeutic Counselling (Humanistic)
Advanced Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
Diploma Life Coaching
Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (NCFE Level 3)
Diploma Schema Therapy
Diploma Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Diploma Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Diploma Psychiatric Studies
Certificates Solution Based/Brief Focus Therapy
CRUSE Trained Bereavement Counsellor
NVQ 3/4 Career Advice and Guidance for Adults
Post Graduate Diploma Management Studies
Member Career Development Institute
Member Chartered Management Institute
7 years as a counsellor with Mind, 7 years counselling,guidance and coaching with long term unemployed, 2 years with CRUSE, 2 years with Victim Support, 15 years running a private counselling practice. In addition, I currently work with a variety of Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP's), and Commercial Organisations which keeps me abreast of workplace issues, stress in the workplace and the emotional concerns which bring people into counselling .
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life/Executive Coaching, Career Counselling, Forgiveness (self and others), letting go of past hurt affecting the present), Agoraphobia, Self Harm and Seeking a more Holistic Way of Living.
Releasing negative patterns from the past.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
£45 per hour.
I have supervision in accordance with BACP guidelines. I have undergone my own personal therapy.
I can see clients in the daytime and in the evening. If required, I can see clients in their own home, providing someone else is in the building.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work Monday to Friday (9.30 am until 6.30 pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|