Chris Clark

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BA (Hons) MBACP Relational Psychodynamic Counsellor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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

Sometimes we find ourselves stuck - striving to move forward, but unable to move past the memories and emotions that are holding us back. At times like these, we can become overwhelmed and may 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. I can offer you an opportunity to gain perspective on your experiences as we begin to explore how you would like to move forward.

Individual Therapy – When working together, 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.

Relationship Therapy (Couples and Groups) – Relationship 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.

More About Me and My Work with Clients

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, it is preferable to work longer-term (six months or more) with a commitment to meet at least 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.

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 problems and sexual abuse. I also have a Diploma in Integrative 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)

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)

I hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Gender Identity / Gender Expression

Intersectionality

Religion / Religious Issues

Christian Faith / Christianity

Clergy / Pastor Burnout

Questioning Beliefs

Purity Culture

Photos & videos

Fees

£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

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
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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
Online

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

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