Chris Millwater

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Burnham, Buckinghamshire, SL1
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About me

I am an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor and believe in a holistic approach to physical and psychological health. I have worked with a variety of clients from those struggling to manage difficult feelings and life events to those with complex mental health issues attending NHS psychiatric services.

We may have faced difficulties as children that affect how we deal with issues in our lives as we grow and become adults.  We may spend significant amounts of time struggling to deal with things that are happening now and worrying about what might happen to us in the future.  I believe that as an adult our physical and psychological health is affected by the interaction of our body, mind and spiritual wellbeing and that all these aspects need addressing if we are to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.  I am also interested in exploring how we find meaning in our lives in various ways, as well as how we can struggle to fit in with the expectations of others and society in general.  Discussions on sexuality and/or gender identity are welcomed as a very important but sometimes neglected part of who we are.  As an integrative therapist I will draw on a number of different theories and approaches according to the needs and wishes of each individual client, and we will determine together the most appropriate way to approach and work on whatever brings you to therapy.

I have a particular interest in the link between difficult childhood experiences including emotional, physical and sexual abuse and adult mental health issues including addiction; 'high functioning' addicts or people with other mental health difficulties in business, the professions or the creative industries; and people struggling with issues involving their sexuality or gender.

If you would like to explore the possibility of therapy then we will arrange an introductory meeting to talk about why you are seeking help, how we might work together and some of the practical details of the process.  There is no fee for the introductory discussion.  If we agree to go ahead we would then arrange a regular weekly therapy session each lasting 50 minutes, with regular opportunities to discuss your progress, what might be helping and whether there are other approaches we might also explore.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and qualifications

I have a Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the Metanoia Institute and am a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

I studied Medicine at Cambridge University and Guy's Hospital (MA, MB BS), am a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), and have a Masters degree in Oncology (MSc)

I have worked extensively in the business environment and have an MBA as well as a Masters in Finance from London Business School.

I am a trained Reiki therapist and a have explored various spiritual, embodiment and sexology trainings, including various aspects and practices of meditation, yoga, tantra and other Eastern traditions.


I have worked in the NHS with:

  • adults with complex mental health issues within a hospital psychiatric service
  • adolescents with complex mental health issues at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

I have worked in the charity/private sector with:

  • adults that have suffered childhood sexual abuse and trauma
  • adolescents that have suffered acute and chronic sexual abuse
  • adults with addiction issues within government funded drug and alcohol services
  • adults attending bereavement services within the Hospice environment
  • adults with anxiety, depression and other difficulties attending a general counselling service

Member organisations

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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£70.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Additional information

No charge for the first session

£70 per 50 minute session thereafter

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Burnham, Buckinghamshire, SL1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Chris Millwater
Chris Millwater