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Christopher Donovan MA, MBACP

Stansted Mountfitchet CM24 & Bishops Stortford CM23
07585 080210 07585 080210
Stansted Mountfitchet CM24 & Bishops Stortford CM23

About me

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!

Assessment Session

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 Structure

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)

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.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

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

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

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:

Free parking

Toilet facilities

Wheelchair access

Appointments available:

Days, Evenings and Weekends

Bishops Stortford
CM23

Dynamic Counselling
Forest Hall Therapy Centre
The Courtyard, Forest Hall Rd
Stansted Mountfitchet
Essex
CM24 8TS

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Mon-Fri   -   Noon until 9pm

Sat-Sun   -   9am until 1pm

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Social

Christopher Donovan MA, MBACP

Christopher Donovan MA, MBACP