Chris Arnold

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Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi I’m Chris and I am an experienced therapist, having spent many years working with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, bullying, stress, gender identity and self-harm.  I am highly trained and work using a number of different counselling modalities and as such can tailor counselling to suit your needs, working with individuals, offering both short term counselling and longer-term psychotherapy. I am a member of the BACP and work within their framework.

How I can help

Life is much like a rollercoaster, one that is filled with many ups, downs, twists, turns, trials and tribulations. Many of these moments that we find ourselves thrown into, can often leave us feeling unsure on how best to respond to the challenges that life can produce. In these moments of hardship and difficulty, it is all too easy to overlook maintaining one's own mental health. But whatever hardships you are experiencing, counselling can help.

Counselling and therapy is about being able to share life’s journey with someone in confidence, with whom you can trust, to share your worries and concerns. Someone who is highly trained in listening and who can provide a space and opportunity for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. Counselling can also provide a place where you can be open and honest, a place where you will not be judged, told what to do, told how to feel, and always treated with the utmost respect. 

Working together with you, I can help you to explore your situation, in order to help you to achieve new insight, awareness and perhaps a new understanding of yourself. Together we can help you to develop the ability to resolve or effectively manage a situation in your life, empower you to make your own choices and help you make any changes so you can lead a more fulfilling life.

Counselling Sessions

Taking the first steps to seek help can often be quite daunting, something that I do not take lightly. It is important that you feel you have made the right choice in finding the right counsellor for you and so I offer a free 30 minute initial phone/online session, for you to gain an insight into what to expect from working with me.

Counselling sessions can be either face to face or via Zoom/phone. I offer online sessions as there is a body of evidence that suggesting that the outcome to these forms of counselling are equal to the effects of traditional face to face counselling. Online and phone counselling allows you to attend the session from the comfort of your own home. You need to ensure that you are in a private, safe space, free of distractions or interruptions.

My expertise is predominantly in working with children and young people, but I also work with adults of all ages. I offer therapy on a long or short-term basis depending on what you require. Each session lasts for 50 minutes.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a professionally qualified Counsellor and hold a Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling, awarded by CPCAB.

I also have a Level 5 Certificate in Counselling Young People and I have a degree from the University of Essex in Systemic Approaches to Working with Individuals, Families and Organisations.

I am a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy - MBACP and hold their Certificate of Proficiency. I hold full personal indemnity and professional liability insurance, an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, and I am registered with the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office).

I participate in regular continuous professional development and have undertaken additional training in the following areas:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for PTSD and Trauma
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse Survivor Training
  • Understanding Addiction
  • Play/Creative Work
  • Working with trauma triggers, flashbacks, and memories
  • Working with anxiety
  • Working with male mental health

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with


£45.00 - £50.00
Free initial online session

Additional information

I offer online sessions at £45, home visits for £50, and face-to-face office visits for £60.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Chris Arnold
Chris Arnold