Chris Quirk Accredited CBT Therapist & Counsellor
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 and 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 also a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor and have trained in Compassion Focused Therapy, so I provide a warm, friendly and empathetic setting for our work together.
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.
I have experience of working with military veterans also and am a veteran myself so I understand their particular needs.
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. The therapist and client work together in changing 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.
Training, qualifications & experience
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.
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
I offer daytime and some evening appointments.
I offer a warm and friendly environment where we work at your pace to help you with issues that are affecting your life and work. I offer a warm and friendly environment and want to get you better as soon as possible.
I regularly work with clients through private medical insurance (PMI) companies such as AXA, Aviva and many others.
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.
Supervision and Continuing Professional Development (CPD): As a fully accredited member of the BABCP and BACP 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.