Christopher Craig

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

he/him/his
MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

What issues can I support with?

The counselling therapy service offers a confidential and safe space to foster mental health and wellbeing. I am an integrated counsellor and tailor my counselling approach to the individual. I can support clients with specific presentations as well as support with self-development and self-discovery. Common issues include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, work-related stress, bereavement, phobias, addiction, anger management and emotional regulation. Please see below for a comprehensive list.

What is counselling?

Counselling is a talking therapy and works through understanding your point of view by actively listening and empathising with your experiences. I work in a person-centred way and the objective is always to establish your goals and expectations in the first few sessions.

How do I work?

I integrate a number of techniques in my work, focusing mainly on the impact of human attachment in our lives – past and present. Where appropriate I also use techniques that focus on any repetitive obstacles that may be working against your goals: this includes thoughts (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and deep-rooted beliefs (Schema Therapy / Memory Reconsolidation). I tailor the approach to the individual. 

How does therapy work?

The work is a process of discovery and the connections made during the sessions might also bring to light aspects to the self that are obscured and unconscious. A large part of the work is therefore an increase in self-awareness. As therapy progresses, strategies for coping with life are updated – improving ways of relating to the self and others.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified counsellor. My early counselling training focused on individual and group psychodynamics at WPF Therapy in London. I then obtained my Diploma in Attachment-based Counselling at the Wimbledon Guild in London. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I conduct my work in compliance with their Ethical Framework. This includes working in an insured, supervised and confidential capacity.

Outside of my private practice I also work in the educational sector, occupational health and for charities.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Fees

£40.00 - £90.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I can support clients in all parts of the UK. The rates for video and telephone counselling sessions are:

£40 per hour (9am to 5pm)

£45 – 55 for earlier or later times

£55 – 75 for couples (depending on times)

For face to face work, I am currently based in the centre of Carlisle. The rates for face-to-face counselling are the above plus a fee of £15.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

The first session is a telephone assessment to make sure that I am able to provide the support that you require. The cancellation, privacy and other terms will be agreed during the assessment process. The service is confidential and any limitations will be explained from the outset.

Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

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

Wheelchair user access
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.

Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Skype
Whatsapp
Christopher Craig
Christopher Craig