Chris Clark

BA (Hons) MBACP Relational Psychodynamic Counsellor
Cardiff CF10 & Abertillery NP13
07426 024 610 07426 024 610

About me

Sometimes we find ourselves stuck in life - striving to move forward, but unable to move past the memories and emotions that are holding us back. At times like this, we can become overwhelmed and begin to feel hopeless. Perhaps you feel like you are failing when you compare yourself to others. Maybe you’ve had enough of feeling stuck and want to find a way out? If this sounds familiar, I would like to work with you. Whether you are seeking individual or relationship counselling, you will have the opportunity to gain perspective on your circumstances and consider how you would like to move forward in life.

When working with individuals, I listen carefully to your experiences and ask questions that will help you identify themes and patterns in your life. I also pay careful attention to the relationship between you and I as this can offer us insight into your relationships outside of our sessions, both in the past and the present day.

When working with couples and groups, I pay attention to the relationship while noticing any relational, intimacy and communication difficulties that may arise. Relationship counselling includes any romantic 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 are welcomed and affirmed.

More About Me and My Work with Clients

By offering a collaborative and unique approach to each of my clients, I work with your expectations 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, it is preferable to work longer-term (six months or more) with a commitment to meet at least once per week. A shorter or time-limited arrangement is available for relationship therapy, however it is still preferable to work together for at least twelve sessions.

I have experience working with a wide range of issues, which specifically include (but are not limited to) anxiety, depression, loneliness, bereavement, relationship difficulties, emotional abuse, sexual problems and sexual abuse. I am also an Advanced Trainee in Psychosexual Therapy, which enhances and deepens my awareness of sexual and relational difficulties, including Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity (GSRD) issues.

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 your needs further.

Training, qualifications & experience

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

Developmental Perspectives on Pathological Narcissism CPD (2020)

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

Diploma in Sexual and Relational Therapy (2021 - Present)

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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Gender Identity / Gender Expression

Intersectionality

Religious Issues

Christian Faith / Christianity

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Fees

From £50.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Individuals: £50 per session - 50 minutes

Couples: £60 per session - 60 minutes

I am offering in-person sessions on Mondays and Tuesdays and online sessions on Wednesdays.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I see clients both in-person and on Zoom, however please be aware that the in-person sessions are popular and there may be a wait before a session becomes available.

Further information

COVID-19 Guidance for In-Person Sessions

Due to the uncertainty around COVID-19, face masks are still required when moving through the building. When entering the room, face masks can be removed. The room is big enough to offer social distancing of at least two meters along with good ventilation. Toilets are available to use before and after the session. If you would like a drink in the session, please bring one with you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. More detailed COVID-19 guidance will be provided once a regular session time has been confirmed.

35 Park Place
Cardiff
Caerdydd
CF10 3RL

Abertillery
Blaenau Gwent
NP13

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

The counselling room in Cardiff City Centre is on the second floor. I encourage you to arrive up to five minutes before their session so we can take our time climbing the stairs. There is no rush.

Online platforms

Zoom