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Christopher Vincent

Dorking RH4 & Headley KT18
07501021517 07501021517 Registered / Accredited

About me

I offer individual, couples and family 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 whether therapy is right for you and to see whether I am the right therapist.

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

Individual therapy - £120.00

Couples therapy   - £180.00

Family therapy     - £180.00

Supervision         - £80.00

Concessions offered for

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

Mayflower Spa
61 West Street
Dorking
Surrey
RH4 1BS

The Surrey Centre
Old Village School House
Church Lane
Headley
Surrey
KT18 6LS

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Availability

Wednesday 8:00 - 8:00pm

Thursday 8:00 - 8:00pm

Friday 8:00 - 8:00pm

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

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations

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.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Christopher Vincent

Christopher Vincent