Christopher Brennan MA, Cert CBT, Registered HCPC
"sometimes stuff gets in the way"
Like many teenagers, part of my adolescence was quite turbulent. At times it felt as if I was completing an emotional assault course. Yet the experience has afforded me the insight, and a deep seated empathy with this defining stage of development.
I use empathetic, solution-focused skills that are blend of talking therapy and creativity that engages the individual. The focus of the first session is all about learning the clients priority of needs and then with sensitivity and curiosity, we collaboratively work out how to move forward. The goal is always the same: to empower someone to cope, connect with their confidence and thrive.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters Degree in Drama Therapy, and an Advanced Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and 20 years of experience.
The majority of my learning is drawn from my 13 years as the lead therapist at an independent specialist school and my private practice. Both settings have given me wide range of therapeutic skills, working with parents to ensure the the best outcomes for their child. I have successfully supported individuals who are experiencing difficulties, such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, bereavement, parental separation, low self esteem, sadness, bullying and perfectionism. As part of my professional development, I strive to remain informed in the latest neurological research, adolescent mental health and effective interventions.
I am registered with, and adhere to the standards and ethicacy of the Health and Care Professionals Council
Enhanced DBS Dated 06/11/2020 Cert Number: 001715667561
I am also a qualified Clinical Supervisor, supporting therapy teams and individuals in mainstream and specialist provision.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
I offer a 'no fee' 30 minute Zoom/Phone assessment. This is a chance for both parties to meet and ask any questions.
My individual session fees for therapy are £45 per hour. I also offer a limited amount of reduced rate sessions for students, key workers and low income groups £35 per hour.
Concessions offered for
I can offer slots for Saturday mornings.