Dr Chris Murphy - Twickenham Counselling & Psychotherapy, PhD, MBACP

Dr Chris Murphy - Twickenham Counselling & Psychotherapy, PhD, MBACP

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About me

My role is to aid you to be yourself more fully. We all experience blocks that impede this realisation - the most troublesome ones may even lie outside of awareness. This is where I can help.                                                                                        
I believe that the genuinely supportive presence of another is invaluable; particularly one who is removed from our everyday life, and can thus listen with a completely attentive and open attitude without bias or judgement. It feels particularly good to be received in this way; our guard can finally drop and in so doing we learn new things about ourselves. I believe there's no deeper or more meaningful way to self-understanding and change than this. We change to the degree to which we can, unflinchingly, look at ourselves in this way. As your therapist, my aim is to facilitate this process by helping to provide such a space.

I work with women and men on a one-to-one basis. I also offer couples counselling. During our first session together we'll talk about the areas in your life that you would like to focus on. If you are feeling comfortable to proceed, subsequent sessions normally occur on a weekly basis at a regular, mutually agreed time. I can work with you either on a short-term or longer-term basis. Therapeutic sessions are confidential.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Three years' training at the renowned Gestalt Centre  London where I obtained a certificate in humanistic counselling and a BACP-accredited diploma
  • In psychotherapy and counselling, I have experience of working both in a large organisational setting and in private practice
  • I am a fully registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy - BACP (registration number 201201), and I abide by their ethical framework
  • My background is in research - biomedicine - in which I hold a doctorate
  • Experience of treating sleep related disorders, including insomnia
  • Twenty years’ experience of working in academic and research leadership roles in world-renowned universities (Imperial College and Oxford University)
  • Extensive experience of mentoring and coaching at a senior level


Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Insomnia and other sleep related disorders
  • Phobias
  • Chronic disease
  • Family issues
  • Personal development
  • Managing relationships in the workplace
  • Performance-related issues at work

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  • Individuals – £90 per session (55 mins)
  • Couples – £180 per session (1.5 hours)

I am an approved healthcare provider for the major private health insurance companies - please mention any insurance you hold upon first inquiry as your fees may be covered.

Further information

Recent Testimonials

"I really appreciate your help Chris. I feel so released from the past - like I'm finally living freely, like a breath of fresh air. I guess this was how it was meant to be all along!"

Retired business executive, Twickenham

"After years suffering with insomnia, I'm sleeping so much better now, and feel so much better for it - a real new lease of life. I can't thank you enough!"

Accounts manager, Richmond

"We both appreciated that you didn’t take sides, and that you gave us each space to breathe (and vent!). Over the course of the therapy that helped us open up and be more emotionally honest with each other. It hasn’t been pain-free, but it sure has been worth it in the end."

Couples counselling clients, Twickenham

"I can’t begin to tell you what these sessions have meant to me. I feel I have found myself again, and I’m not ashamed to say – I like me!"

Artist and mother-of-three, Strawberry Hill

"Such an eye-opener! I never dreamed there was so much to me – so many different layers. I really appreciate your patient support and, at times challenge."

Advertising executive, Richmond

"I came in somewhat sceptical, but wow, what a life-changing experience! – thank you so much Chris."

TV producer, Twickenham

Website: www.chrismurphypractice.com

Maps & Directions

Twickenham, TW2
Twickenham, TW1

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Weekdays, daytime and evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme