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Chris Clark - BA (Hons) MBACP Integrative Psychodynamic Counsellor

Ebbw Vale NP23 & Cardiff CF14
07426 024610 07426 024610

About me

At times, we can all feel stuck in life. We want to move forward, but something holds us back. You may be aware of difficult emotions from the past that seem to be getting in the way of your relationships today. If this resonates with you, then I understand how important it is to speak with someone in a confidential and non-judgemental way. While your past experience may be very uncomfortable to talk about, I can assure you that gaining perspective on your experiences can empower you to make informed choices and take back control of your life.

More About Me and My Work with Clients

I am an Integrative Psychodynamic Counsellor and I draw upon the Humanistic, Relational and Transpersonal therapeutic approaches. In other words, I offer a unique approach to each of my clients by considering how their past relationships relate to their present experience and future desires. I work with a wide range of issues, but I am especially interested in working with people experiencing relational problems, emotional abuse and post-traumatic stress. My approach to therapy is less problem-focused and more exploratory; allowing space for themes and unconscious experiences to be worked through. For this reason, it is preferable to work longer-term (six months or more) with a commitment to meet at least once per week. If a shorter arrangement is desired, we can discuss this in the initial meeting.

Get in Touch to Find Out More

I understand that finding the right counsellor is very important and the process of therapy requires courage and commitment. Therefore, I offer a free 15-minute phone call where you can give me a brief overview of your situation and ask any questions you may have. From there, we can book an initial session to discuss expectations further.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Integrative Psychodynamic Counsellor with a degree in Theology and Counselling. I am presently engaged in ongoing training and study within my areas of special interest and enrolled for a Diploma in Integrative Psychosexual Therapy. I will soon be able to offer couples therapy.

I have recently completed additional CPD training in:
Narcissistic Traits, Emotional Abuse and Working with Adult Survivors of Narcissistic Abuse
Introduction to Sexual and Relationship Therapy

Member organisations

BACP

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.

ACC

Association for Christian Counsellors

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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Religious Issues

Christian Faith

Deconstructing Faith

Christianity

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

My fee is £40 per session.

Ebbw Vale
Blaenau Gwent
NP23

Gelligaer Lane
Cardiff
Caerdydd
CF14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

One set of stairs at both the Ebbw Vale and Cardiff locations.

Availability

I have availability at different times throughout the week; mornings, afternoons and evenings. Due to Coronavirus, I am only accepting clients online using Zoom.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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Chris Clark - BA (Hons) MBACP Integrative Psychodynamic Counsellor

Chris Clark - BA (Hons) MBACP Integrative Psychodynamic Counsellor