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About me

I have been working independently for 4 years following a career in Local Authority Social Work (1986 -2001) and NHS CAMHS Highly Specialised Family Therapy (2001 - 2017).  I now offer individual and couples therapy as well as parent coaching and professional supervision. My therapeutic approach is to work with clients to explore their behaviours and interactions with the self and others. I use information from the brain research that throws light on why we find it so hard to change the way we develop relationships with others, even though there is an opportunity to do something new to bring about positive change.

In professional supervision my approach is to invite practitioners to reflect on how they are influencing and being influenced by the clients they work with. My "door" to supervision subject matter is wide and, as well as attending to what the work is with clients, allows practitioners to attend to how their work impacts on their personal lives and how their personal lives might impact their work.

Contact me (free phone consultation) to talk about entering therapy and to see whether I am the right therapist for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

From working in children's homes and family centres I went on (in 1986) to become a social worker, continuing to practice in community based projects. Following retraining as a systemic psychotherapist (in 1997) my career continued in community based teams and projects, working across age ranges and agencies.

As a Senior Social Work Practitioner I worked in a teenage team but connected to the CAMHS team and shared experience through co-working with some families. As an NHS family therapist in the SureStart projects I delivered systemic and family psychotherapy in the community making this resource accessible to individuals and families without the often long wait or difficult journey to the CAMHS clinic. I have devised and delivered parenting workshops alongside SureStart practitioners, delivered the Working in Partnership with Parents training to both professionals and parents as well as the Pram to Primary parenting course.

I continued training and completed the PG Diploma in Systemic Teaching, Training and Supervision (in 2001) and offer systemically based supervision to professional practitioners.

I am currently undertaking the Imago Couples Relationship Therapy training to add to the existing range of skills and experience I already have.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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

  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individual therapy - £120.00

Couples therapy   - £180.00

Family therapy     - £180.00

Supervision         - £80.00

Availability

Wednesday 8:00 - 8:00pm

Thursday 8:00 - 8:00pm

Friday 8:00 - 8:00pm

Saturday 8:00 - 5:00pm (London)

Dorking
Surrey
RH4

Church Lane
Headley
Surrey
KT18

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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 access is possible in the Surrey practice but not in the London practice

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I completed the PG Diploma in Systemic Teaching, Training and Supervision in 2001 and have taught and trained on Systemic Training courses and offered supervision to a variety of practitioners including social workers, systemic psychotherapists and family support workers.

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Christopher Vincent

Christopher Vincent