Christopher Lloyd BSc (Hons) MBPsS MSc MBACP (reg) PGCert
You may have come across my page as you're struggling...
I firmly believe that everyone can go through periods where things seem insurmountable. It may be that life has become difficult only very recently or that you've realised you have been struggling to cope over the longer term.
Nevertheless, it is often the very meanings we give to these situations that has caused us problems or feelings of distress. We may have learnt unhelpful ways of coping with distressing feelings, which in the longer term seem to maintain our levels of distress.
I aim to offer a safe and affirming space where you can make sense of your difficulties, so as to help you get unstuck and importantly, to move forward towards positive change. Our work together is, therefore, orientated to generating greater understanding of your difficulties and hence to increase compassion for yourself.
I offer counselling and psychological therapy to adults across the lifespan.
I hope you find the information on this page helpful but if you have any queries or would like to book in for a free 15 minute assessment call, please contact me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been engaged in the field of psychology for over 10 years. Apart from my clinical practice, I am engaged in research and thus in generating new psychological knowledge for wider use in teaching and therapy, by other professionals.
In the consultation room, I bring a wide range of skills, knowledge and expertise, but also the opportunity for a deep and authentic human connection, which my clients find very rewarding and meaningful and enables a positive therapeutic relationship to form between us.
I am trained in various therapeutic modalities which allows me to structure and adapt the work depending on what my client needs, without being confined by the limits of only one particular therapeutic approach or school of thought.
As a counsellor and psychologist, I firmly believe that everyone can go through periods where things seem insurmountable. It may be that life has become difficult only very recently or that you've realised you have been struggling to cope over the longer term. Nevertheless, taking the time to engage with therapeutic support can foster such large benefits across every areas of our lives. I am available for both short-term and longer-term therapy.
I understand that coming to therapy can seem like a daunting experience and it is understandable that you may feel anxious or unsure. My style is very much considered and empathic and I aim to make your sessions a relaxed, safe and welcoming space where you can talk about your difficulties in confidence and to move forwards, towards new and valued directions that are meaningful to you.
At present, I am in the final stages of my doctoral training in Counselling Psychology. I hold Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society and within that Divisional Membership of the Counselling Psychology Section. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and a academic author.
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
Face to face: £95 per 50 minute session
Online/telephone: £80 per 50 minute session
Concessions offered for
Feel free to contact me for more information or for a free 15 minute assessment call to discuss how I might be able to help you.