Christopher Donovan MA, MBACP

Christopher Donovan MA, MBACP

Bishops Stortford

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

07585 080210

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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!


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 Structure

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)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Fees are charged at £50 per session.

Payments received via cash payment or bank transfer.

I can offer concessions depending on financial circumstances

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

Maps & Directions

Bishops Stortford, CM23
Stansted Mountfitchet, CM24 8TS

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes


Mon-Fri   -   Noon until 9pm

Sat-Sun   -   9am until 1pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme