Christian Povey MBACP, Counsellor BSc Hons/Dip. Counselling
Starting therapy may 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 whatever is bothering you so you are able to find your own unique way of moving forward.
I’m an integrative counsellor trained in both the person centred and psychodynamic counselling approaches, this means I can tailor my way of working to meet your individual needs. I have experience working with clients affected by anxiety and depression, stress, those experiencing relationship difficulties, rape and sexual abuse survivors, clients living with HIV, and chemsex users to name but a few! 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 for an international airline. I’m also a fully registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). This is very important as it means that I adhere to their ethical framework for good practice and am committed to working safely and ethically.
Contemplating making initial contact with a counsellor may feel daunting, I myself have been there too. Please email or call me for an appointment (please leave a voicemail if I can't answer) the first 50 minute session costs £10.00 (regular fee is £45.00) so you can get a feel for me and my way of working, then in your own time you can decide if I am the right counsellor for you or not.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
- BSc. (Honours) Geography- University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
First 50 minutes session £10.00
Subsequent sessions £45.00 per 50 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday and Tuesday
Types of client