Chris Osgerby

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Taunton, Somerset, TA4
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About me

I am a highly experienced Family and Systemic Psychotherapist who works with families, couples and individuals. I am working on-line and also face to face in the Taunton area of Somerset. Prior to moving to Somerset I worked for many years in the London area.

It is usually helpful to begin with to have a conversation over the phone to discuss the issues that you would like to bring to therapy. After that we could arrange an initial consultation appointment to see if I am the right therapist for you. Sessions are one hour long and can be weekly or every 2 weeks depending on your preference. I can offer sessions during the day, evenings or at weekends. Please feel free to get in touch by phone or email and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

I have more than 20 years experience working in Child and Adolescent mental health services with children and families with a wide range of difficulties including autistic spectrum conditions, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), adoption, depression, anxiety and behavioural issues. I also have many years experience working with couples, adult families and individuals. 

I have a strong interest in working with parents who are divorced or separated and want to think about how they continue to do the best that they can for their children, even though they are no longer in a relationship together. I also have a particular interest in working with fathers and men in general and have a strong awareness of the importance of fathers in family life. As is well known, men can find it hard to reach out for help when life is difficult and often also have smaller social networks than women, and so support from friends can be harder to access.

I sometimes work with a colleague when meeting with couples on-line. This can be a very useful and productive way of working, as there are two therapists thinking about the relational difficulties in the couple from both a male and female perspective.

As well as working privately I also have many years experience working for the NHS as a systemic psychotherapist.


I am a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist qualifying at the Institute of Family Therapy in London in 2010. I am also a Systemic Supervisor achieving my qualification in 2018 at the Tavistock Institute, London and have a post-graduate diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Children and Adolescents from the Institute of Psychiatry, London. Before training as a Systemic Therapist I worked as a Psychiatric Nurse in Child and Adolescent Mental Health in hospital and out-patient settings. As well as working privately I also currently work for the NHS as a Systemic Psychotherapist.

Fees: £80 for a one-hour session for individuals on-line. £90 for a one hour individual session in person. £100 for couples or families on-line or in person in Taunton.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Systemic supervision, training and consultation - 1 year course Tavistock 2018 AFT approved
  • MSc Systemic Psychotherapy with children, families and couples - 2010 Institute of Family Therapy, London
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with children and families - Institute of Psychiatry 2001
  • Dip Higher Education - Psychiatric Nursing (registration qualification) -1998 Kings College London
  • Bsc (hons) Psychology - Open University 1999
  • 10 years experience working in tier 3 Child and Adolescent services.
  • Currently employed in tier 3 Child and Adolescent services.
  • 5 years experience in tier 4 inpatient child psychiatry unit

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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£80.00 per session

Additional information

£80 for a 1 hour session on-line , £90 face to face.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Currently evenings and weekends.

Taunton, Somerset, TA4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)


In person

I am a very experienced systemic family therapist having qualified in 2010 at the Institute of Family Therapy in London.

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Chris Osgerby
Chris Osgerby