Hi, I’m Chris and I’m an integrative counsellor, specialising in working with children and young people, although I also work with adults. I am predominantly person-centred in my approach, although I also draw on psychodynamic, CBT and existential techniques, where appropriate.
Making the choice to seek counselling can be daunting in itself; with the pressure of finding a counsellor who you feel can provide you with a confidential space in which you can express your thoughts, feelings and fears without judgement.
Counselling can provide help if you are feeling dissatisfied or confused about your life, along with enabling you to find a deeper understanding of yourself and your situation. It can provide you with the tools to enable you to make effective decisions and choices that can positively impact your life.
Counselling is a process that you must personally choose to engage in to be effective; no-one should force or pressurise you to attend.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am bound by their ethical framework for good practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a counsellor in 2016 with a Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am bound by their ethical framework for good practice. I am predominantly person-centred in my approach, although I also draw on psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavoural Therapy (CBT) and existential techniques.
I decided to train as a counsellor after eight years of working in residential and educational settings with young adults with a range of complex physical disabilities and neurodevelopmental disorders. These ranged from emotional and behavioural disorders, including Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ADD and ADHD, to profound and multiple physical disabilities – all of which impacted their lives profoundly.
Since qualifying, I have specialised as a youth counsellor, working with children and young adults from varying backgrounds and situations, for the past four years. This includes working for a charity, going into a number of Berkshire schools as a school counsellor. One of these is a school for young adults with a wide range of learning disabilities, including autism.
In addition, I work within the Local Authority (Hampshire) as a child and adolescent trauma therapist, working therapeutically with children and young people who have been sexually abused or exploited.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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My fees, per 50 minute session, are £45 with some concessions available (please enquire). Payment can be made by cash or bank transfer at the end of each session. (Prices are reviewed in April each year).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client