Christopher Donovan MA, MBACP
I am a highly qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, I work with adults, adolescents and children from the age of 5. My approach, though rooted in psychodynamic practice, can be adapted to suit your personal requirements. As a Psychodynamic Counsellor, I work with you to bring understanding to your current day anxieties, fears and beliefs. I explore your unconscious internal belief structures and try to help you make links between these and your current-day feelings and any reoccurring patterns in your life. By helping you work through and understand your internal world, the expectation is, you will be better equipped and more able to face future difficulties and challenges, giving you the capacity to lead a fuller and more enriched life.
"A good therapist does not only show you the cracks in your story but shines a light right through them." This quote, from a leading psychoanalyst, illustrates just how important it is to choose the right person to build your therapeutic relationship with. To know your issues is one thing... to know where they emanate from is the very essence of personal healing!
I offer a free assessment session which lasts one hour. In this initial meeting, I will give you space in which to outline what brought you to therapy and take some basic family history. I will then give you an honest opinion as to how I feel therapy may, or may not, benefit you and I will discuss, in brief, a possible structure for that therapy going forward. There will also be some time near the end for you to ask me any questions.
Therapy would be delivered weekly, on the same day, in the same place and at the same time.
Sessions last for 50 minutes and all sessions start on the hour.
Everything discussed while in therapy is completely confidential.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accredited Qualifications
- MA Psychodynamic Counselling (University of Essex)
- Level Three Integrative Counselling (LifeForce)
- Level Two Integrative Counselling (LifeForce)
Specialist Child Training
- Attachment (Place2Be)
- Making Endings (Place2Be)
- Safeguarding (Place2Be)
- Diversity (Place2Be)
- Ethical Practice (Place2Be)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Family issues
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Fees are charged at £50 per session.
Payments received via cash payment or bank transfer.
I can offer concessions depending on financial circumstances
My Continued Commitment to Development
Learning is an ongoing process and I continue to undertake learning opportunities in a bid to keep my understanding of the human mind at the cutting edge. I also attend regular talks and conferences and I am in regular Supervision with a leading Psychoanalytic supervisor.
Therapy room offers the following:
Days, Evenings and Weekends
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon-Fri - Noon until 9pm
Sat-Sun - 9am until 1pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|