• Home
  • >Chris Clark - BA (Hons) MBACP Integrative Psychodynamic Counsellor

Chris Clark - BA (Hons) MBACP Integrative Psychodynamic Counsellor

Ebbw Vale NP23 & Cardiff CF14
07426 024610 07426 024610
Ebbw Vale NP23 & Cardiff CF14

About me

Sometimes we all feel a bit stuck. We want to move forward in life, but something is holding us back. Perhaps this resonates with you, but you’re questioning whether to speak to someone about it. It might be that the difficult emotions you’ve experienced in the past are still with you and getting in the way of your life today. I hear you and I recognise how important it is for you to feel safe and accepted - to be heard and understood by someone who can help you explore your experiences in a confidential and non-judgemental way. I understand how uncomfortable these experiences can be, but I also understand how valuable it can be to speak openly with another person. I can help you gain perspective on your experiences so you can make informed choices and take back control of your life.

While I work with clients to explore their emotions and thought processes, I also pay attention to their experience of being a body. I view the body as a cognitive resource that can help us remember past events even when our mind has pushed them away. I work with a wide range of issues, but I am especially interested in working with people experiencing avoidant behaviours, emotional abuse and post-traumatic stress (PTSD). 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 to ensure the work we do together meets their specific needs.

I understand that finding the right counsellor is very important and that the process of therapy requires courage and commitment. Therefore, I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation 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 within my areas of special interest.

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

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. I am currently only accepting clients to work online.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Social

Chris Clark - BA (Hons) MBACP Integrative Psychodynamic Counsellor

Chris Clark - BA (Hons) MBACP Integrative Psychodynamic Counsellor