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About me

Hi and thank you for reading my profile.  My name is Chris and I am a qualified person centred counsellor who, having experienced the benefits of counselling myself, wanted to pass those benefits on to others.  Life can be difficult at times for many reasons often making you feel like you are the only one who feels like that so cannot share with anyone else.  Counselling can provide you with a safe space and time to off load, for example, if you are experiencing stress or anxiety, going through bereavement and loss, self-harming, experiencing domestic abuse, having suicidal thoughts – or many other issues, having someone who can empathise unconditionally can make a difference to help you deal with every day and be able to look to the future. 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 15 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, in my experience. 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

Qualifications

  • 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.

CPD 

  • 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

Experience

Although recently qualified I have been working with high risk clients for over 2 years helping people deal with self harming, suicidal tendencies, agoraphobia, anxiety, depression and PTSD.  I have been working face to face, over the telephone and via Zoom and all have been successful and I am happy to continue offering all of these.

I am an Individual member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work to their ethical framework and practice guidelines.  I also have an enhanced DBS Check gained through working as a volunteer Welfare Caseworker for the RAF.  

I also work for Cruse as a Bereavement Volunteer and Anxiety UK as a Counsellor.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Adults - 

Weekdays - £40  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
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am now available on Thursday and Friday day time and evening, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday evenings.

Further information

I am based in Newport for face to face meetings.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom