Chris Rice

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Diploma in Counselling Practice
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Newport NP19 & NP20
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About me

Feeling anxious, lost or stressed? Thinking and/or feeling that no one understands? This can feel like a very lonely place to find yourself in and I know as I’ve been there.  Feeling not good enough or not worthy of anyone or anything can lead to you feeling like giving up but there is light at the end of the tunnel and you are now at the beginning of that journey.  My name is Chris and I work with people experiencing multiple problems in their life that make them become anxious and unable to cope. I specialise in anxiety brought about by life changes such as end of relationships, kids off to uni and empty nest syndrome, dissatisfaction with life and loss, which can be anything from loss of confidence, a job, a home as well as bereavement.  I provide you with a safe place to talk, to share and help you find ways of coping that suit you.

Life can be difficult at times for all of us for many reasons so you shouldn’t feel embarrassed about how you may be feeling - you are human as am I and having experienced the benefits of counselling myself and seeing how it can help you change your life want to offer you that option.  If you want to look forward to waking up in the morning and feel confident that you can deal with whatever the day throws at you; or you want to just like yourself again and make those changes that will make you want to smile again, then there is a way.

 It takes a lot of courage to even start considering seeking help and I know how difficult it is to take the first step, so congratulations on being here. Sometimes it's difficult to know whether counselling is right for you or not, that's why I offer a free, no obligation 20 minute telephone consultation for anyone who has uncertainties or questions about therapy and would like a space to talk them through. To book either a free consultation or your first therapy session you can telephone or send an email and I will respond within 24 hrs.

It may be that you will only need to have a short number of sessions and this does work well for many people, alternatively, it may be evident that a longer period of counselling is required in order to reach your desired goals and this is something that we can discuss as we go along. 

It may seem easy for me to relate the benefits of how I can help so in the words from a previous client (with her consent) “Chris immediately made me feel at ease, so I could be open and honest, she gave me a number of techniques to try out for my anxiety and was very quick to finding alternatives if I didn’t feel they were right for me. I would describe her as friendly, empathetic and kind. I am in a much better place thanks to her help. Cannot recommend her enough!”

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Diploma in Counselling Practice - Brief Therapy; Working with Children and Young People; Grief and Loss
  • Ascentis - Bereavement and Loss
  • BA (Joint) Hons
  • P.G.C.E.


  • Professional Certificate in Psychosexual Therapy
  • Complex Trauma
  • Suicide Intervention
  • Major Incident Training - Cruse
  • Telephone & Online Counselling - BACP & University of Wales approved
  • Working with disordered eating
  • Single Session Training
  • Cruse - Bereavement & Loss; Trauma; Safeguarding; Domestic Abuse; SP EAK - suicide intervention;
  • AIM Welfare Advice & Guidance


I have been working with high risk clients helping people deal with self harming, suicidal tendencies, agoraphobia, anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship problems and PTSD as well as sexual therapy and loss. I am also a kink aware therapist.  I have been offering support via face to face, over the telephone and via Zoom throughout Covid and beyond and have worked with people from all walks of life from students to company directors and everyone in between. 

I am an Individual member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work to their ethical framework and practice guidelines; I am an accredited registrant member of the National Counselling Society NCS; I am an approved anxiety counsellor with Anxiety UK; I have an enhanced DBS Check gained through volunteering with Cruse as a Bereavement Volunteer and am a qualified Welfare Case Worker for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

Member organisations

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Adults - 

Weekdays and Evenings - £45 / Weekends (day or evening) - £50

Concessions available for low income or unemployed on request

Initial conversation Free

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available for face to face, online and phone sessions Monday 9 - 8;. Tuesday 9 - 8; Wednesday 5-8; Thursday 9- 2; Friday 5-8. Weekends on request.  

Further information

I am based in Newport for face to face meetings.  I work in a beautiful arts centre with a lovely cafe and parking on most days.  I offer a person centered approach with the option of integrating a number of different therapies to suit each individual.  I am able to be fairly flexible with regards to appointments to enable people who work every day or who work shifts.  I also offer online counselling for those who cannot meet face to face

Barnabas Arts House, 4a New Ruperra Street, Newport, NP20 2BB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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