Chris Walsh MBACP (Accred), Counselling, Relationships, Supervision
I am an experienced accredited counsellor, blending different models of practice to develop a warm working relationship, either face to face or through online counselling. In my work with individuals and couples, it's about exploring what's going on, the feelings involved, the pain, the cost, and how things could be different.
Dealing with issues or relationships, or changing habits can be hard, and things can sometimes seem to get worse in that change of direction. It's about keeping a focus on the improvements you want in your life or your relationship, and believing in yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling
Post Graduate Certificate in Couple Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Areas of specialism:
Understanding relationships for individuals and couples
Working with couples to explore and repair relationships, as well as letting go
Loneliness, despair and suicide
Alcohol, substance or other addictive issues
Life threatening/terminal illness
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their guidelines on ethical practice.
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 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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My counselling practice is in Bexley Village just up from the station. I’m at 4c Bexley High Street, Bexley, DA5 1AD, on the corner of Salisbury Road by Village Estates(click for map and street view). The entrance is the green door in Salisbury Road, numbered 4a, opposite Ferrari’s Restaurant. Free on-street parking is available locally.
It is within easy reach of Bromley, Dartford, Sidcup, Eltham, in fact anywhere in South East London and North West Kent served by the A2 and A20.
- Home appointments are also available, in appropriate circumstances, and subject to distance.
I also offer online and telephone counselling. Online counselling has worked well for many clients during the Covid crises, in being able to deal with emotional and sensitive issues at a real relational level, but with allowances being made for some subtle differences. As in face to face counselling, online sessions take place in an equally confidential and respectful setting. Please contact me if you are looking for this form of counselling and have questions on this process.
I see clients Monday to Thursday, daytime and evenings. Sessions are by appointment; they last about 50-55 minutes, and are £55 for individuals, £70 for couples. Fees are payable by cash or transfer at each appointment. Counselling or supervision for trainees is £30 for day time sessions and £35 for evenings.
For more information about where I am and how we could work, or just counselling in general, please view my website at www.chriswalshcounselling.co.uk.