MBACP (reg.)., MSc., PG Dip Psych., PG Dip Clin Sup., Dip Couns
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Have you ever asked yourself:
- Why do I think this way?
- Am I going mad?
- Why do I always feel depressed?
- Why do I always ruin everything?
- Am I unlovable?
- How can I get what I want?
- What do I really want?
- Does everybody hate me?
- Why am I so stupid?
- Will I ever get over it?
Do you need an emotional systems upgrade?
We can all experience problems from time to time; this does not mean you are weak, it just means you're human. However, we can modify our emotional and cognitive systems to alleviate distress and to improve functionality.
I am an integrative psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, mental health practitioner, trainer and coach, with an emphasis on inter-personal relationships.
My practice is called Assimilative Integration which means that I have been professionally trained in numerous different theoretical approaches, and I assimilate these modes depending on the client. In short, the therapy is designed and built around your needs.
For more information on services offered, please visit <https://switchpsych.co.uk>
Often, counselling and psychotherapy can help us come to terms with our history and assist us in making sense of it. Counselling can also help us move forward with agreed goals and objectives. However, Counselling can often be too restrictive and often does not offer us the flexibility to learn and thrive. Therefore, I offer a model based upon the therapeutic benefits of counselling but with the flexibility and forward moving attitude of Coaching. This enables me to really work completely within all areas of the client's life (e.g. career, relationships, sexlife, ambition, business, finance, etc.). In practical terms, this means we do not need to restrict ourself to the usual settings of counselling (e.g. the therapy room), or the other usual counselling restrictions (e.g. non-advisory, too reflective, too passive, too long!!!). We can really start to make a real difference in your life!!
There are options in your life and there is a way to improved living and performance!!!
Testimonials for Therapy:
“Chris has helped me evolve into a mature adult, not only is he insightful but his friendly warm demeanour lets you open up to him without fear of ever being judged. Chris has taught me to be self-aware and to govern my feelings as I feel them. He is a very patient and compassionate person with a friendly attitude towards therapy. I highly recommend Chris to anyone seeking help.” – Simon
“I worked with Chris during a life changing experience. I found him to be a very genuine and intuitive. I would recommend him to anyone” – Steve
Testimonials for Supervision:
“Chris has a very honest approach to supervision. He has supported and educated me while in training. Now qualified Chris continues to challenge and prompt me to be the best counsellor I can be, having a very positive impact on my practice.” - Danielle
“My experience of Counselling Supervision with Chris has been, at times, more valuable than any of my training. He has been honest, encouraging, challenging and above everything else, someone I trust. “ - Annette
Training, qualifications & experience
My current qualifications include a MSc in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy, a Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, a Diploma in Clinical Supervision and numerous certificates and training in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. I am currently in the process of conducting further research in the psychotherapeutic field.
I currently teach counselling with Synergy.
My experience is varied and includes working in a residential setting with people who are experiencing problems with drugs and alcohol, young persons counselling, couples counselling and family therapy, group and individual therapy, private practice and care coordination of therapeutic treatment.
I have been employed as training lead, clinical lead and psychological consultant for the largest substance misuse service in Europe.
I have worked in a wide range of settings and with a wide range of client issues ranging from behavioural problems, emotional difficulties and psychiatric disorders.
I am also a CPCAB approved tutor and currently teach level 4 counselling.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also facilitate group therapy, group supervision, psycho-educational workshops and family therapy.
£60 or Individual Therapy
£70 for Couples
£70 for Family Therapy - please note that additional costs may incur e.g. travel.
£60 for Qualified Clinical Supervision (90 minutes) -
Clinical Supervision for professional organisations £100 min fee.
Trainee counsellor supervision £50 (90 minutes)
When I work
Weekdays and Saturday mornings.