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Chris Powell UKCP, MInstGA

Leeds, LS1 2TW 0113 237 4974 0113 237 4974 07817 089352 07817 089352 Registered / Accredited

About me

In my experience the most effective ways to deal with emotional and psychological difficulties problems are to address the underlying causes.  This often involves understanding how you got to where you are now, including the impact others have had on you.  Finding ways of improving your relationships is also often central to being able to make changes and feeling more able to deal with the challenges you face.

I have worked over the last 26 years as a psychotherapist in the NHS and private practice, and as Head of Psychological Therapies at the Tuke Centre in The Retreat, York. I work with women and men as individuals, couples and in groups, with diverse backgrounds and needs.

You can contact me to arrange a brief phone call to talk about the kind of help you are looking for and to explain how I work.  We can then make an appointment for an initial meeting if you'd like to explore working with me.

At our initial meeting I will help you clarify what you want to deal with, and discuss ways of doing that. If I find I am not able to help I shall give you a recommendation for the kinds of therapy that are likely to suit you, and try to point you in an appropriate direction. If we both decide to continue working together we shall agree an initial number of sessions and review your progress as we go along.

I work with women and men as individuals, couples and groups.

I work from confidential consulting rooms in central Leeds with parking outside the door.

I have appointments early morning, in office hours and in the evening.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications

  • Member United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • Member of Institute of Group Analysis
  • UKCP Accredited Supervisor, Institute of Group Analysis
  • Accredited as Supervisor of Psychotherapy Trainees
  • Accredited as Therapist of Psychotherapy Trainees
  • Midlands Course in Group Work and Family Therapy
  • BA Psychology and Philosophy

Experience

  • Group Analyst, Psychotherapist, Supervisor  and Consultant, Spark 2011- present
  • University of Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, Academic Unit of Psychiatry and Behavioural Studies, Honorary Lecturer 2011 - present
  • NHS England / Ministry of Justice PIPEs National Supervisor 2014 - present
  • The Tuke Centre, York, Psychotherapist and Group Analyst 2001-2016
  • The Retreat, York, Head of Psychological Therapies 2001-2011
  • NHS, Psychotherapist 1994-2001

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Individual therapy

Assessment - 90 mins

£93

Sessions – 50 mins

£62

Couple therapy

Assessment - 90 mins

£93

Sessions – 90 mins

£93

Group therapy

Group assessment – 90 mins

£93

Preparation sessions – 50 mins

£62

Group sessions – 90 mins weekly

£149 monthly

Supervision and mentoring

Individual – per 60 mins

£62

Individual – per 90 mins

£93

Group – per person

£42

Further information

How to decide what help will suit you
I have worked as a psychotherapist and counsellor for many years, and also have run a service managing psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors, providing a very wide range of therapies for all sorts of difficulties, from the most specialist to the everyday. That means I am well placed to help you think about what is available and what might suit you. This is affected not only by the types of problems you are facing, but also what you are like as a person, and what has brought you to your present position. If I think I can help you I will; if I don't think I can help I will tell you so and point you somewhere that I think can.

I can also help you think about some options that are not so widely available, but very effective, such as joining an analytic group. This can seem like a daunting prospect, but given that so many emotional and psychological problems are connected to other people or affect other people, it makes very good sense to work in a group with other people to understand and deal with those problems. Group analysts specialise in helping people learn to work with others to address their difficulties, improve their relationships and experience greater security and satisfaction in their lives.

4 Queen Street
Leeds
LS1 2TW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Availability

Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 7.00 pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Supervision

I have 18 years' experience of managing and supervising mental health professionals including psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists psychiatrists and mental health nurses.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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0113 237 4974

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