Chris Clark

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BA (Hons) MBACP Relational Psychodynamic Counsellor
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Cardiff CF11 & Abertillery NP13
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Finding Your Path Forward

I have always been fascinated by people's determination to make sense of and find meaning in their lives. Whether trying to understand something from the past or stepping into something new, we often find ourselves working through memories and emotions that feel entangled leaving us questioning the next steps forward. For some, the questions can be open up curiosity while for others the questions can lead to dark and lonely places.

I believe therapy is an open and honest relationship that meets you right where you are, providing a safe space to explore what feels difficult to work through alone. It is a unique opportunity to encounter yourself just as you are and to say what is otherwise unspeakable. Therapy can provide you with an opportunity to challenge the way you relate to yourself and others in the world around you. It can also offer an opportunity to reflect on thought patterns and behaviours that appear unchangeable or impulsive.

Our Journey Together

Through our sessions together, I will offer you compassion and curiosity as we explore the world through your eyes. I will listen carefully to your experiences and ask questions to help you identify themes and patterns in your life. I will also pay careful attention to our relationship as this can offer insights into your relationships outside of our sessions, both in the past and in the present day.

When working with couples, the therapy places greater attention on the relationship, specifically what each person contributes to the relationship while noticing the relational, intimacy and communication difficulties that arise. Relationship therapy includes any consensual combination of individuals whether married, in a long-term partnership, open relationship, throuple or anything else. Relationship counselling is also for those looking to amicably separate or divorce, also know as conscious uncoupling. All relationship types, genders and sexual orientations are welcomed and affirmed.

About Me and My Approach

By offering a collaborative and unique approach to each of my clients, I work with your hopes and desired outcomes in therapy. Each session, I provide a contained space where your pain and struggles can be heard and felt, while noticing and highlighting themes that emerge as the therapeutic work progresses.

My approach to therapy is less problem-focused and more exploratory; allowing space for uncovered themes and unconscious experiences to be worked through. For this reason, I prefer to work longer-term (six months or more) with a commitment to meet once per week. I offer a more focused and time-limited arrangement for relationship therapy, which equips individuals with the skills to work through difficulties in their relationships.

Experience and Specialisms

I have experience working with a wide range of issues, which specifically include (but are not limited to) anxiety, depression, loneliness, bereavement, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, religious trauma and spiritual abuse. I have a degree in Theology and Counselling, which deepens my awareness of spirituality and religious belief in people's lives. I also have a Diploma in Integrative Psychosexual Therapy, which enhances my understand of sexual and relational difficulties, including Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity (GSRD) issues.

Let's Connect

Deciding to work with a counsellor is a courageous step, one that requires both commitment and courage. To ensure we are a good fit, I offer a complimentary 15-minute phone call, providing you with a space to share more of your journey and to ask any questions you may have. From there, we can schedule an initial session and explore further what you hope to work through in therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) in Theology and Counselling (2017-2020)

Bereavement through Dementia CPD (2019)

Bereavement through Suicide CPD (2019)

Developmental Perspectives on Pathological Narcissism CPD (2020)

Narcissistic Traits and Emotional Abuse, Adult Survivors of Narcissistic Abuse CPD (2020)

Diploma in Integrative Psychosexual Therapy COSRT Accredited (2021 - 2022)

Safeguarding Level 3 (2023)

Supervisor at Mind (2023 - present)

Practice Manager at Cynefin Therapy (2023 - present)

Group Facilitator (2024 - present)

I hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Gender Identity / Gender Expression


Religion / Religious Issues

Christian Faith / Christianity

Clergy / Pastor Burnout

Questioning Beliefs

Purity Culture

Photos & videos


£75.00 - £100.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Individual Therapy: £75 per session - 50 minutes

Relationship Therapy (2 people): £100 per session - 60 minutes

Relationship Therapy (3+ people): POA - 90-120 minutes

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am accepting enquiries for new clients on Mondays and Tuesdays in Cardiff, Wednesday in Aberbeeg and Wednesday/Thursday evenings online.

Further information

Toilets are available to use before and after the session. If you would like a drink in the session, please bring one with you.

28 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, Caerdydd, CF11

Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent, NP13

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

The counselling room is in Cardiff City Centre and on the ground floor. Disabled parking is available by arrangement. There is a small set of steps leading down to the room, however they can be avoided by using an alternate entrance.

Online platforms

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Chris Clark
Chris Clark