Chris Soloman MBACP(Reg)
I became a counsellor after many years of working as a chef because I realised that there is a huge need in society to help people with psychological and emotional issues. I trained as an integrative counsellor which gave me a toolbox to address problems of the mind, the heart and the soul. I also work with the relationship between the body and thoughts and emotions, working holistically to put a person back in balance with themselves. Dealing with past and present problems in this way will then allow you to take control and to grow personally. I realise that seeing a counsellor is a courageous act and will treat you with compassion, gentleness and empathy.
Although I work as a general counsellor, I specialise in anxiety-including OCD, panic attacks,phobias and social anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorder-and in addictions. I am a member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners and have worked extensively in the fields of alcohol, porn/sex, tobacco, heroin, cocaine and gambling addictions. I also work with survivors of cults, spiritual abuse and historical abuse by churches.
I run a men's therapy group which can be seen at www.yourtimetotalk.co.uk with online support for those who have found addictive behaviour increase as a result of the lockdown.
I am a Registered MBACP and work with their ethical framework. Confidentiality is at the heart of counselling and I take it very seriously.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Substance Abuse Awareness
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £45 with a concessionary rate of £35 for online sessions.
For the duration of the pandemic I will see NHS staff and key workers for £30
For face to face sessions I charge £50
I am happy to offer an initial half hour session for free to see if counselling is right for you.