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Christian Povey MBACP, Counsellor BSc Hons/Dip. Counselling

Newbury, RG14
07921 460559
Newbury, RG14

About me

Due to COVID-19 I am now offering online sessions. Please contact me for further details. LGBTQ affirmative therapist, HIV and chemsex specialist

My name is Christian, I’m an experienced counsellor registered with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer a safe, confidential and professional counselling service based in Newbury. I work in a warm and empathic way and shape the therapy to your particular needs. Together we can not only explore your current situation but also acknowledge how past experiences, relationships, and histories could be impacting how you feel, think and act in the present.

I have experience supporting clients affected by stress, anxiety and depression, those experiencing relationship difficulties, trauma, clients living with HIV, and chemsex users to name but a few. I also have a particular interest in all LGBTQ issues. I unfortunately do not offer couples counselling or work with clients under the age of 18.

Alongside my private practice I also work as a counsellor for a local sexual health charity and as a counsellor for a major international airline. As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) I adhere to their ethical framework for good practice and am committed to working safely, ethically and professionally. I hold a current DBS, indemnity insurance and am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office.

Contemplating making initial contact with a counsellor may feel daunting but please get in touch if you are currently struggling or are in pain, need extra support or would like to understand yourself better. I offer a free introductory session so you can get a feel for me and my way of working, then in your own time you can decide if I’m the right therapist for you. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • BSc. (Honours) Geography- University of Wales, Aberystwyth

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.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy


First 50 minute session is free.

Subsequent sessions cost £45.00 per 50 minute session.

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

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


Monday and Tuesday

Types of client

Christian Povey MBACP, Counsellor BSc Hons/Dip. Counselling

Christian Povey MBACP, Counsellor BSc Hons/Dip. Counselling

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