Chris Wilkinson MBACP, PgDip.
I am a BACP registered counsellor offering private short and longer-term counselling in Central London (EC2) and online. Counselling offers you a safe, confidential space to talk about anything you might be going through, whether complex, difficult feelings, or confusion about present or past experiences. The work aims to support whatever growth or change you want to move towards in your life, or you may just sense that you need support right now.
I take an integrative approach and tailor the process as needed for you. Sometimes we need space to process, sometimes we need more guidance. I am able to facilitate more practical psychological work as well as work with the unconscious or existential concerns. I can introduce more creative techniques, paying attention to dreams, using the imagination, exploring meditative practices, or focus simply on an active and exploratory conversation. We will regularly check-in to discuss how sessions are going in order to change direction or approach as needed, which helps ensure the client-therapist relationship works as effectively as possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
I practice with clients of all ages and backgrounds based on a sound ethical framework and the strictest standards of practice, attending regular supervision and investing in my continued professional development.
My training was in Psychosynthesis counselling, an approach which focuses on the potential of the individual, and considers the wider systems and conditions that impact our lives. The aim of psychosynthesis therapy is greater psychological integration and emotional health.
I’ve volunteered in a variety of posts with mental health support charities since 2010, more recently as a counsellor providing short and long-term support to adults and teenagers. I have spent my professional career in people focused roles and am also trained in executive coaching.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a no-fee initial assessment session (50 minutes) for us to explore working together, with no obligation to continue after this. If you chose to work with me, the fee is £40 per session, and we can meet weekly or bi-weekly. Each session is 50 minutes, and are all currently online via video call. Future in person sessions would be charged at a higher rate due to room rental fees.
Please email me to schedule an initial session.