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!
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.
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)
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees are charged at £50 per session.
Payments received via cash payment or bank transfer.
I can offer concessions depending on financial circumstances
Concessions offered for
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