Hello, my name is Chris, thanks for looking at my profile.
I am an accredited and experienced, NHS and private practise Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) psychotherapist. I work with people suffering with depression and anxiety issues such as worry, Panic, OCD and PTSD.
I also work with people struggling with weight management and disordered eating from a psychological perspective. I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor and have trained in Compassion Focused Therapy.
I have experience of working with military veterans, I am also a veteran myself so I understand the particular needs - please contact me to discuss this further.
I provide a warm, friendly and empathetic setting for our work together, where we work at your pace to help you with issues that are affecting your life and work.
We would normally start with an assessment session and then we can decide together what is the best course of action, only proceeding when we both agree on what is best for you. My aim is for you to feel better as soon as possible.
In your therapy sessions, we’ll use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to work to solve current problems and encourage more helpful thinking and behaviours.
CBT is a talking therapy. It has been proven to treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions in adults, young people and children. CBT looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we act. In turn our actions can affect how we think and feel. Working together to change the clients behaviours, or their thinking patterns, or both of these.
My Areas of Experience
- Panic Disorder
- Low Self Esteem
- Disordered eating
- Weight management
- Social Phobia
- Phobias (e.g. Agoraphobia)
- Anxiety & Panic Attacks
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Excessive Worry)
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Chronic Pain
- Habit Problems
- General Health Problems
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
I look forward to meeting you and working together to find the right solution for you. If you have any questions at all, please get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Post Graduate Diploma in Evidence Based Therapy.
- Accredited member of the BABCP.
I have attended all the relevant training for my role and continue to prioritise my training and supervision needs to ensure I am providing good safe practise. As a fully accredited member of the BABCP. I fulfil the professional requirement of on-going supervision and CPD.
- Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS):I hold an enhanced DBS certificate.
- Professional Liability Insurance : I have full professional liability insurance.
I regularly work with clients through private medical insurance (PMI) companies such as AXA, Aviva and many others.
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 Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Social Phobia
- Health Anxiety
- Military veterans
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Sessions last for 50 minutes and are tailored to your specific needs within a CBT framework.
I offer daytime and some evening appointments, please get in touch.
Confidentiality: During treatment the information shared is normally held in confidence except in the case of disclosure relating to serious intent to harm self or others, acts of terrorism or child protection issues.