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Chris Welford BSc., MA, Dip. (Couns.) AFBPsS, MBACP - psychotherapist and coach

Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 1AA
07725 691 512
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 1AA

About me

Psychotherapy and Coaching in Wilmslow or by phone/Teams/Zoom

It's sometimes not enough to talk to friends and family when you are stressed, anxious, confused or when your life isn't going the way you want ... and when we are all in lockdown, things that you normally cope with can just feel a whole lot worse.

Perhaps counselling and psychotherapy could help?

Who am I?

I'm not just a qualified psychotherapist and coach but also someone who runs his own business and who understands the complexities of modern life. I'm also a Mental Health First Aider and I do a lot of work in organisations to help them manage stress better.

We are all human and most of us need a bit of help now and again. You don't need to be in crisis to benefit from a therapeutic conversation. You can read more about my ideas in my books - Staying Sane in Business and Mind Body Balance in Business (available on Amazon and from www.sane.works)

Therapy, counselling and coaching are private conversations with someone who isn't going to judge you or push you into making decisions about your life or work that you aren't ready to make. It's a place to think, reflect and in my view to move towards a life more fully lived.

My approach at the beginning is simple. I ask you what help you need and together we agree on how this is going to work. You are in control from the word go.

You will have the choice about whether you want more listening than questioning, more challenge than empathy, whether you want to use tools and techniques or simply talk and even whether you welcome a bit of humour. Therapy and coaching are always respectful but there's no rule that says they always have to be deadly serious! You can choose to focus more on the past or the future and we can talk about what else you can do in your life to help you feel better, outside of our sessions.

The first step is for us to get together and explore this, so don't delay in giving me a call and setting something up. There's no obligation if you don't want to continue.

I'm looking forward to working with you....

Training, qualifications & experience

You are in safe hands. I'm a fully trained psychotherapist, business psychologist and qualified coach. You can see from my from my details that I'm BACP registered and a member of the British Psychological Society and I think that's important. Qualifications don't tell you if someone is right for you but they are at least a start point in helping you make the right choice.

What probably matters more is that I have over 30 years of experience in business and in providing help and support to people of all walks of life.

Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work not only as a registered psychotherapist but also a business psychologist and executive coach. So, if it's organisational life, tricky career decisions, your relationship with your boss or the thought of an upcoming assessment centre that is bothering you, I'm equally able to support you.

Might you be interested in my books? They are called Staying Sane in Business and Mind Body Balance in Business and they are available from Amazon or from our website at www.sane.works

For an informal chat, just call 07725 691 512.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Transactional analysis

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£50 per session plus VAT.

Further information

Give me a call on 07725 691 512 in complete confidence or email me at chris@sane.works

Brighter Spaces
7 Hawthorn Lane

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


0800 - 1900 every day during the COVID-19 lockdown

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme


Chris Welford BSc., MA, Dip. (Couns.) AFBPsS, MBACP - psychotherapist and coach

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