Christopher Vincent

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Systemic Supervising, Couples & Individual Psychotherapist
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Headley, Surrey, KT18 6LS
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I specialise in working with couples and individuals focussing on communication and connection.   Whether you're overly anxious, bereaved, you've lost the passion for life, feel like you're treading water, are arguing, feeling frustrated and getting no change, struggle to make and/or keep a relationship, can't get yourself heard by your partner or worry your relationship is in danger of breaking up, my training and 40+ years experience allows me to tailor the work to fit your needs and respond flexibly.  The research on how our emotions react to events using learned patterns has been fantastic in helping us understand why we behave the way we do in our relationships, and creates choice to do more of the same or try something new.
 As a Systemic Psychotherapist I am always curious about the differences you bring and what you will find to be helpful.   Combining this with Imago Relationship Couples Therapy I provide flexible options to tailor the intervention to fit you, creating the best possible environment for the change you are seeking.
I am also able to use these ideas in my supervision of other professionals giving them options to take into their work.

I have been working independently for 7 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 Imago couples counselling, parent coaching and professional supervision. My approach is to work with people to explore their behaviours and interactions with the self and others. I use information from the neuro-science research that throws light on why we find it so hard to change the way we relate to others, even though we want 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 counselling or getting supervision to see whether I am the right therapist/supervisor 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 specialist families intervention team and then a teenage team, but connected to the NHS CAMHS team and shared experience through co-working with some families. Following this I worked as an NHS family therapist, initially in the SureStart projects where  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 then worked in a multi-disciplinary  social work team across Surrey supporting families and working with social workers and family support workers.

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 have undertaken the Imago Couples Relationship Therapy training to add to the existing range of skills and experience I already have, although have not yet been certified.

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Therapies offered


£85.00 - £200.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Individual therapy - £120.00 (50 minutes)

Couples therapy   - £180.00 (60 minutes +)

Supervision         - £85.00 (60 minutes)

Systems Therapy - £200.00 (To be arranged depending on the size of group)

I offer limited concessions dependant on circumstances.   Contact me to discuss further, don't let the stated fee get in the way of your enquiry.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Tuesday 9.00 - 21:00pm

Wednesday 9:00 - 12:00pm

Thursday 9:00 - 21:00pm

Friday 9:00 - 12:00pm

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

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Wheelchair access is possible in the Surrey practice

Online platforms



In person

Systemic supervision for a wide range of practitioners including psychotherapists, counsellors, family support co-ordinators/workers, housing officers

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