Chris Mounsher

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PG Dip, MBACP (Accred)
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Bristol, BS7 8NT
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My aim is to help you to overcome the problems and issues that bring you to therapy, exploring them in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.

I am a humanistic counsellor, and central to my approach is the use of Gestalt. Gestalt is a particular humanistic approach that doesn’t give people labels; instead I work to understand you in the context of the world you live in. I will help you to become aware of the patterns in your life, and to support you in making the changes you want to make.

I can help with a wide variety of issues, such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Fertility issues
  • Problems at work
  • Stress
  • Drug and alcohol dependency
  • Abuse
  • Self harm
  • Eating disorders
  • Anger
  • Disability
  • Lack of meaning
  • Relationship difficulties

But if the above descriptions don’t fit what you’re experiencing please contact me, as my focus is always on your individual experience.

How does Counselling work?

Counselling is a talking therapy in which a counsellor provides a safe, supportive and confidential environment where the client can explore and work through difficult personal issues that are troubling them. Clients may also want to use counselling to get the support they need to make a change in their life, or to explore their thoughts and feelings with someone who will listen and not judge them.

At the heart of counselling is the building of a therapeutic relationship between the client and counsellor. The trust built up enables the client to explore what can be at times very difficult issues that they may not be willing to talk about elsewhere.

There is no one way of doing counselling. Counsellors will not tell clients what to do, instead giving the client the opportunity to explore their thoughts and feelings, uncover aspects of themselves that they might not have been aware of, and to build up resources and tools to help them in their daily life.

It is not the counsellor's role to 'fix' the client. Within humanistic counselling the aim is to support the client to be more aware of their issues, patterns of behaviour, and their own resources, in order to help them decide what changes they might like to make.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered and Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the University of Brighton.
  • Certificate in Humanistic Counselling from the Gestalt Centre, London.

I have extensive experience in building relationships and providing support to people in a wide range of settings. My previous career was in a fast-paced business environment, so I have a good understanding of the potential stresses and anxieties that happen in the workplace.

I am also an Anxiety UK approved therapist.

Member organisations

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.

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

£50 per hour, with reduced cost places available for those on low income.

When I work

Monday - Friday

Published articles

The Healing Rooms, 162 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8NT

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Chris Mounsher
Chris Mounsher