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Chris Clark BA (Hons) MBACP Relational Psychodynamic Counsellor

Ebbw Vale NP23 & Cardiff CF14
07426 024610 07426 024610

About me

*Due to COVID-19, I am only working online over Zoom. I intend to return to face to face work in Cardiff and Ebbw Vale when it is safe to do so.

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 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.

I am an Advanced Trainee in Psychosexual Therapy and am therefore particularly interested in working with clients presenting with sexual and relational issues, including individuals, couples and relationship groups.

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 a Relational Psychodynamic Counsellor (degree in Theology and Counselling) and an Advanced Trainee Psychosexual Therapist. I am presently engaged in ongoing study within my areas of interest and enrolled for a Diploma in Integrative Psychosexual Therapy.

I have completed additional CPD training in:
Developmental Perspectives on Pathological Narcissism, Narcissistic Traits and Emotional Abuse, Adult Survivors of Narcissistic Abuse, Sexual and Relationship Therapy

I also hold an Enhanced DBS and am a Student Member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT).

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

Gender Identity

Gender Expression

Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity (GSRD)

Polyamorous Relationships

Religious Issues

Christian Faith

Christianity

Fees

From £45.00 to £60.00

Availability

My availability during the week is Monday to Thursday, Mornings and Evenings. Due to Coronavirus, I am only accepting clients online using Zoom.

Ebbw Vale
Blaenau Gwent
NP23

Gelligaer Lane
Cardiff
Caerdydd
CF14

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups

Key details

DBS checked

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

Online platforms

Zoom
Chris Clark BA (Hons) MBACP Relational Psychodynamic Counsellor

Chris Clark BA (Hons) MBACP Relational Psychodynamic Counsellor