Christian Povey MBACP, Counsellor BSc Hons/Dip. Counselling
07921460559 / 07921460559
Hello and welcome to my page. Starting therapy can feel overwhelming, I know firsthand how difficult it can be. Counselling offers a safe, confidential, caring space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. It can be very beneficial to talk openly and confidentially to someone whose life and relationships are completely separate to our own, research has shown us that “the relationship is the therapy”.
I can help you gently work through your issues by listening attentively without judgement of how things really are for you. Working relationally I provide a caring and supportive space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings so you are able to find your own unique way of moving forward.
As an integrative therapist, trained in both the person centred and psychodynamic approaches enables me to tailor my way of working to your individual needs. I have experience working with rape and sexual abuse survivors, clients living with HIV, and chemsex users. I also have a particular interests in trauma (recent and historical) and LGBTQ issues.
Alongside my private practice I also work as a counsellor for a local sexual health charity and as a crisis counsellor as part of an Employee Support Programme for an international airline. I’m also a fully registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). This is very important as it means that I’m bound and adhere to their ethical framework for good practice and code of conduct.
Contemplating making initial contact with a counsellor may feel daunting, I myself have been there too. I offer a free 15 minute phone conversation for prospective new clients then in your own time you can decide if I’m the right counsellor for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- BSc. (Honours) Geography- University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
£45.00 per 50 minute session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday and Tuesday
Types of client