Christopher Morris BSc (Hons), PgDip, MBACP.
Covid-19. I am still accepting new clients and I have immediate appointments available. I offer telephone therapy or video therapy via Zoom.
Hello, I'm Christopher, a qualified and experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor working with, Adults, Children & Young People and Couples in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire and Lincoln. As a Humanistic Psychotherapist and Counsellor, I believe everyone has the capacity to achieve their fullest potential and no problem is too big or too small to ask for help.
Having trained as an integrative and relational psychotherapist, I am able to make use of a range of models and approaches to therapy. Furthermore, I place a great deal of emphasis on the need for a therapeutic relationship between you (the client) and me. After all, if the relationship is open and honest and the client is treated with respect, acceptance and understanding, change can occur.
I became a psychotherapist after a long career in health and social care settings. Where I strived to make the right support available, to those who needed it, at the right time. As a psychotherapist I still believe that being able to get the help you want when you need it most is important. Moreover, I believe therapy should be accessible to everyone, regardless of age, ability or what your concerns are.
Therefore, I work with clients of all ages, from 4 years old, I will also work with people living with disabilities, long-term mental health conditions, Autism Spectrum Conditions and addiction. And I am able to offer discounted rates in certain circumstances, which I will be happy to discuss with you during our initial phone consultation.
My work as a therapist is influenced by Existential philosophy, which explores what it is like to be Human and to come to terms with life in all its confusing intricacy. I understand that life can be tough, and many of us need a little help to make sense of the world and our place in it.
Moreover, the existential tradition avoids labelling difficulties as "illness" and focuses on understanding them as consequences of the challenges of living. After all, we are all unique and only you know what it is like to be you.
Therefore, I will work with you in a way that suits your needs, we will focus on the things that are important to you. Together, we will explore your concerns and how, through deeper understanding, you can make choices about the way you live your life.
People access counselling for many reasons, some examples of issues or concerns people come to counselling for are;
• Grief and loss
• Communication and relationships issues
• Work and career issues
• Stress, anxiety and depression
• Life transitions such as the birth of a new baby, separation and divorce
• Self-esteem difficulties
• Exploring their gender identity and/or sexuality
• Exam stress
• Transitions through school, college and university
• Anger problems
Along with my private practice I work in a number of counselling services, providing therapy in schools, colleges and to adults in community settings.
I also facilitate Well-being and Psycho-Education groups in a range of settings. The groups can be designed to meet the specific needs of those attending. For example, I have recently been facilitating an Emotional Resilience group with young people in a secondary school.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Bsc (Hons) Human Science
- PgDip Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Level 3 Counselling Studies
- Level 2 Counselling Skills
- Enhanced DBS certificate, registered with the DBS update service.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Choosing the right therapist is important. Therefore, I offer an initial, free, telephone consultation, where we can discuss your needs and how I can help. You will be able to ask any questions you need to, so that you are able to decide whether I am able to help you.
Subsequent sessions are charged as follows:
Adults (18+) £50 per 50-minute session.
Children & Young People £35 per 50-minutes session.
Couples £75 per 60-minute session.
Well-being & Psycho-Educational group sessions are priced on an individual basis, which can be discussed at the time of booking.