Chris Welch

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Registered Member MBACP ( Senior Accred)
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Sapcote, Leicestershire, LE9 4FW
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About me

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 5)
Diploma Schema Therapy
Diploma NLP
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 .

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


£60.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Health Assured

Additional information

£60.00 per hour.

When I work

I work Monday to Thursday (9.30 am until 5.30 pm.

Further information

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.

Chris Welch is also registered with Life Coach Directory.

6 Mill Close, Sapcote, Leicestershire, LE9 4FW

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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