Christopher Hoyte

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Adv Dip NCPS (Acc)
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Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3EG
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I specialise in helping people understand the causes of stress, anxiety and depression, to better manage and cope with the symptoms and to feel better.

​I am a relaxed qualified professional who is kind, warm, empathic, authentic and will never judge you. I naturally and warmly focus on what you want to tell me about and help you to make sense of it all and feel better.

You may be feeling:

  • stressed
  • anxious
  • depressed
  • frightened
  • isolated
  • angry
  • rejected
  • guilty
  • shame
  • judged
  • nothing at all, just numb, traumatised by adverse childhood events, or events as a young adult, adult or the cumulative effects of all 3

You may feel you have nobody to talk to and no way to express yourself freely and safely. You may fear that nobody understands or gets you, and be getting lots of 'you should's', 'you ought' and 'you need to' advice. You can tell me, I am very easy to talk to and I will never tell you what you 'should', 'need', or 'ought' to do. You are the expert on you.

We will build a trusting relationship, which is the most important part of successful therapy.  We will do that in a confidential, safe, non-judgemental environment where together we will explore your thoughts, emotions, feelings and if you are willing find a new self awareness which is the catalyst to change.

Counselling and psychotherapy can be an enlightening and liberating experience. It may help you become more self aware of the impact negative thoughts, feelings, events and relationships have on you. Exploring the deeper origins of all this with me, may help you understand why you feel the way you do, your barriers and develop a deeper self awareness of your own needs and how to meet those needs.

You might:

  • want to make a change in your life
  • need some help so you can identify the steps required
  • need to talk through what you would like to achieve and how
  • be looking for meaning and purpose
  • be looking for clearer sense of your own identity.
  • feel lost
  • be having relationship difficulties and feel trapped, confused, anxious, fearful, bereaved.

If you want, I will work with you to help you develop different ways of thinking and feeling which can help you better regulate your emotions, communicate more clearly to yourself and others and maintain a balanced integration of thinking and feeling. Being able to develop a stronger sense of self and live more in the here and now, with meaning and contentment can be a powerful and life changing outcome of our work together.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Certificate in Counselling - Iron Mill College
  • Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling - Iron Mill College
  • Transactional Analysis 101 - Iron Mill College
  • Safeguarding Young People - Eddystone Trust

Continuous Professional Development (Accredited):

  • Treating Intrusive Thoughts & the Inner Critical Voice
  • Relationships & Aspergers
  • ADHD, Anxiety Disorder & Recovery
  • Bereavement
  • Attachment

I integrate my approach with other theories and philosophies such as Attachment, Psycho Social Development, Hierachy of Needs, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Logotherapy, Existentialism, Mindfulness and Trans Personalism. Ultimately, I work with you to establish an approach that you feel works for you.

I have worked in charity and community settings providing counselling and psychotherapy services to people from many walks of life.

I have worked providing emotional support for victims of crime and have extensive experience of working within the Criminal Justice System in other roles. I have acted as an Independent Advocate for young people and have experience of working with young people on the Autistic Spectrum in these settings.

I am an accredited member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society


£50.00 - £65.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I understand it can be difficult to reach out for help, so I make the contact we have easy. You can contact me via text, email or phone call and get a sense of me, how I work and decide whether I am a fit for you. At the same time I can get a sense of what is going on for you and we can talk together about how to move forward.

​I have a small number of lower cost places for Counselling Trainees and those on a limited income . Fees for these can be negotiated on a case by case basis.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

£50.00 for 60 mins

£65.00 for 90 mins

38 Thurlow Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3EG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

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Christopher Hoyte
Christopher Hoyte