Chris Boobier

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Accredited | Trauma Informed | Helping you be the real you
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Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi I'm Chris, thanks for visiting my page.

Finding the right counsellor is difficult.

When you aren't feeling your best you and there is so much to read and take in and often we all sound the same - how do you know we will get on? that I will understand? that I have the right experience? that I can help you feel better? 

It's a big deal - and I get that.

Because getting the relationship right is THE most important part of therapy. 

And taking that first step tough.

So I work with you to find ways for you to feel safe and secure with me. So you can be all yourself  - even the hidden, horrible, hurt, hated or protected parts of you. Accepting all of the parts that make you is how therapy helps change - and I will work with you to create that confidential safety by slowing things down when needed, helping to reduce overwhelm and using different ways to manage feelings - so you can talk about whatever you need to talk about. All your feelings are welcome here.

If you are feeling stress & anxiety, and these feelings are seeping into your daily life - affecting your relationships, your sleep, or you might feel the need to get away from your life or a hopelessness that things won't ever change.

Then please get in touch - things can get better.

Few of us function well when we're experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression or stress.

Counselling gives you additional emotional support to work through whatever is troubling you -  so you don't have to go through it alone

and can make the changes you need.

I believe that all of us can change and grow, no matter what we've been through. Sometimes, it's tough, and we might feel sad, angry, hurt or really anxious. We might not even know why. It could be because we're avoiding important stuff, using old ways of dealing with things that don't help us anymore, or still responding to a difficult or traumatic childhood that affects our life now.

You might be looking for help to:

  • cope with anxiety
  • feel more comfortable asking for needs to be met
  • be able to say no to unwanted requests
  • feel more confident
  • sleep better
  • stop self-sabotaging behaviours
  • not to be haunted by guilt or shame
  • drop coping mechanisms that no longer help
  • better understand yourself
  • feel 'good enough' about yourself
  • be open with your feelings
  • process painful loss and childhood experiences

Whatever has brought you here today - we can explore.

Our past doesn't have to determine our future.

How I work

I use different styles (modes*) of counselling and will work with you to understand what will be the most supportive and helpful.

You lead the way and I support you.

You are the expert in you and know what you need to explore. I know how traumatic experiences affect us mentally, emotionally and physically and can explain things in easy to understand ways to help you understand yourself further.

You are doing your best - even when you might be using coping mechanisms that no longer work or have maladaptive behaviour intended to avoid stress, but is disruptive and actually causes more difficulty or issues. Understanding what you are emotionally reacting to and how your behaviour is created helps to change your future feelings and behaviours.

*modes: cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic & transactional analysis, internal family systems (IFS), person centred, trauma informed stabilization treatment (TIST)

Areas of experience

My expertise lies in helping with anxiety & depression, coping with loss, dealing with trauma, and embracing change.

This could be things like

  • Experiencing a dysfunctional family
  • Growing up with family addictions, mental health issues, domestic violence or abuse 
  • Experiencing unhealthy adult relationships and repeating relationship patterns of unsuitable partners
  • Experiencing codependency in relationships
  • Experiencing divorce - as an adult or child
  • Experiencing step-parents and blended families - as an adult or child
  • Growing up with emotionally unavailable or emotionally immature parents or caregivers
  • Bereavement (including pets)
  • Loss of future expectations e.g family, relationships, health, career
  • Family estrangement 

These types of experiences can impact your personal relationships (including with your own children) your communication style, your self-esteem and self-confidence, your boundaries, assertiveness - and how you feel.

Working with me

I'm down-to-earth, honest, straight forward, compassionate and accept you just as you are. Experiencing this acceptance and compassion creates a secure relationship where you can openly express yourself, can feel safe enough to be gently challenged and know the relationship won't be changed by anything you say.

If you're curious about how I work, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

I offer both long-term and short-term counselling, in person (Amersham) or online (Nationwide)

Sessions are 50 minutes weekly or bi weekly. An initial assessment would be required to understand what you are looking for support with and how I would be able to help you.

Locations

Easily accessible to Amersham from

The Chilterns, Watford, Slough, Uxbridge, High Wycombe, Hemel Hempstead, Aylesbury

Nationwide UK coverage with online sessions.

What next?

If you would like to explore counselling and how I can support you further, please feel free to call or text 07903 678847 or email info@crbcounselling.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Hons Psychology & Sociology 1997
  • PG Diploma in Counselling 2009
  • PG Advanced Diploma in Child Psychology 2020
  • Online and Telephone Counselling Certificate 2020
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) 2022

Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Accredited Professional member of The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

In addition to my counselling qualifications, I am committed to ongoing personal and professional development and attend and participate in training and personal development groups.

Training includes: Child sexual exploitation, child criminal exploitation (CSE and CCE), sexual abuse, bereavement and loss, working with self-harm and suicidal ideation, adverse childhood experiences (ACE’s), trauma, bereavement & loss.

Prior to becoming a full-time Counsellor I worked in Corporate recruitment and have experience in work stress, employment issues, career counselling & career changes.

Practice experience includes supporting adults and adolescents in:

  • Private practice,
  • Youth agency,
  • Children's charity supporting children and families at risk of CSE and CCE,
  • Sporting charity supporting professional sportspeople,
  • Bereavement charity,
  • Education 
  • Online digital mental health organisation 
  • Employment services on behalf of DWP
  • Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)
  • Work place counselling

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP
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
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Under 18 1 hour initial first assessment - £30.00

Weekly counselling sessions held at the same time for 50 minutes - from £60.00

When I work

I work mornings & afternoons face to face and online zoom and evenings on zoom only. 

Please do get in touch to talk about availability.

Further information

I work with young people aged 13+ and adults 

I do not have wheel chair access to my practice (but can offer online support)

I do not have a waiting area and ask you to arrive on time and not before.

Off street easy parking available.

Online counselling available nationwide.

Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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