About me

Sometimes life can be challenging, counselling and psychotherapy can provide an unconditional and safe space to be heard, to explore issues of concern and have someone listen and understand your unique experiences.

​​I’ve helped a diverse range of clients break through many obstacles that were holding them back and I truly believe that life's too short to be unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled.

​My client's have successfully worked though many issues including -

​Depression

Anxiety

Relationship Problems

Self esteem

Anger

Bullying

Self harm

I believe that a trusting, honest, therapeutic relationship between you and your therapist, is crucial in helping you towards self-acceptance and an understanding of what is affecting you. I will do my best to help create such a relationship.

​If you think that this may be helpful to you, please don't hesitate to get in contact.

​I am based in Brentwood in Essex, I'm fully qualified and registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)  and I truly believe that life's too short to be unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled.

I offer counselling grounded in the Person-Centred Approach.  Information about this approach and counselling in general can be found on the BACP's website -

https://www.bacp.co.uk/about-therapy/what-is-counselling/

All Counselling sessions are scheduled at mutually agreed times, last for 50 minutes and are priced at £40 for student counsellors and NHS staff and £50 for others. Online sessions are via Zoom or Skype and basic technical support is available.

If you want to find out more or to arrange your first session please contact me on the number or email below.

Phone 07513 918949

Email me.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA Hons Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Certified in Online and Telephone Counselling

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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

  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

Additional information

All sessions last 50 minutes and are priced at £40 for student counsellors and NHS staff and £50 for others

Availability

I have a few sessions available.

Brentwood
Essex
CM15

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Chris Shepherd

Chris Shepherd