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Dr Chris Murphy - Counselling Twickenham, Individual & Couples Counselling

Twickenham TW2 & TW1
07477663383 07477663383 Registered / Accredited
Twickenham TW2 & TW1

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 accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, MBACP (Accred), no. 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

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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

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

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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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

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Weekdays, daytime and evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Dr Chris Murphy - Counselling Twickenham, Individual & Couples Counselling

Dr Chris Murphy - Counselling Twickenham, Individual & Couples Counselling