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About me

I am a registered BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) member, and a registered ACC (Association of Christian Counsellors) member and I am bound by their code of ethics. I have all the required insurances and regular professional supervision to be working in Private Practice. I have over 6 years of experience working with bereaved individuals and groups.

I practice as an Integrative Counsellor, with a viewpoint that no counselling theory can fit to the individuals’ circumstances, and through using various techniques from each of them I am able to provide a service that is unique as the client I am counselling.

It is my experience as a father living through personal grief and my strong faith that make up the driving force behind my passion to support others as they walk down the lonely road of grief.

About the service...

Thrive Grief Counselling was launched in 2022, off the back of 2 years of a worldwide pandemic, as a service for the those who find themselves bereaved, who are wanting support, who are needing to share their story and who are wanting to have their grief and loss witnessed.

Why Counselling …

If you have experienced the death of someone who was important to you, you might be finding it difficult to adjust to the changes happening in your life right now. The reasons for grief are many, such as the loss of a loved one, the death of a child, or failing health. Dealing with a significant loss can be one of the most difficult times in a person life bringing into question, your beliefs, your routines and even you sense of normality.

Subtle or less obvious losses can also cause strong feelings of grief including loss of, health, home, breakdown of relationship, death of a pet, loss of physical ability or loss of financial security.

Talking about the loss often allows a person to adjust to their new life with all its changes, good and bad. Keeping things bottled up or denying the sadness could prolong the pain. The loss must be acknowledged to be able to move forward. Counselling aims to help people find a place for their loss so they can carry on with life and eventually find acceptance.

I am a fully qualified and experienced Counsellor based in Colchester. I work face-to-face, via zoom and by telephone. I am passionate about providing an empathetic service to those who are struggling.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am MBACP & MACC registered. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling. I have over 6 years of experience as a Bereavement Counselling and have a special interest in pregnancy and neonatal loss. I have training in various different aspects of grief including trauma, anxiety and depression.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapists and a member of the Association for Christian Counsellors and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I attend regular clinical supervision to support my clinical practice and in compliance with my professional registrations. I hold Professional Indemnity Insurance and hold an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and barring service) check, certifying me as suitable to work with vulnerable adults.

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.


Association for Christian Counsellors (ACC)

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Association for Christian Counsellors

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.

Association for Christian Counsellors

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Telephone Counselling - £45 per 50-minute session

Video Counselling - £45 per 50-minute session

Month Debriefing and Counselling for Church Leadership (please contact to discuss price) 

Reduced payment schemes for low income and registered charity status. 

When I work

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Not sure about your availability? Please get in contact and we can talk about your requirement and see what we can do.

Further information

For further details and a contact form please visit my website.

Colchester, Essex, CO7

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

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Chris Booth

Chris Booth