Ed Christmas

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Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9
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About me

Hi, I’m Ed Christmas. I'm a qualified counsellor and hypnotherapist, who has trained and practiced integratively since 2018. 

I offer both online and face-to-face therapy in a therapy room in Suffolk, UK.

It is a privilege for me to be able to help people and to be trusted by those who choose to work with me.

Therapy is a collaborative process where we find out what the problem is, what is feeding or maintaining it, and then we find ways to change this situation for the better.  

Counselling offers pathways into ourselves that can make change possible. Often it begins with only a little more insight and acceptance and moves towards greater feelings of enjoyment, satisfaction and connection.

All change is a journey, and our therapeutic relationship will be focused on understanding you, your patterns and beliefs, your story, and your hopes for the future. 

By working with me, you will therefore be given a space where you are free to bring anything that you like, your whole, complete, unbridled self, and begin to use that space to explore and work through anything that is causing problems, barriers or blocks to your life, your wellbeing, and a contented sense of self.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an MSc in Counselling and CBT from the University of Suffolk, England.

I began my journey into psychotherapy in 2018, beginning with hypnotherapy training with Chrysalis, and counselling skills with Life-Force Courses, in Colchester. I continued to deepen my knowledge and skill in hypnotherapy with the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, where I learned hypno-CBT (-or Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy). I continued to train to achieve a masters in Counselling and CBT from the University of Suffolk. I have therefore covered a lot of theories and approaches, and learned to integrate them together more effectively than simply by studying for a shorter period of time in a blended approach.

Since I began in 2018, I've been continuously learning, improving and deepening my understanding of the mind and therapeutic treatments with which to support others. Through my own personal counselling journey, and my own philosophical and spiritual basis, I have also learned how to connect with and understand people of different beliefs, backgrounds and languages. Growing up bilingual in English and French also helped to relate to the complex systems of beliefs and culture that we are shaped by. ​

I have throughout my training and practice worked with many clients, taking the time with each to understand them and their story, and to develop a safe and trusting relationship - being serious and thoughtful where necessary, and buoyant and energetic where possible.

Working together with my clients, people from different backgrounds and facing many different challenges, we have found a way to make a difference - to breathe new life and possibility into their story and into their internal system.

If you feel that you could benefit from talking with me, need help, or would simply like to know more about the kind of therapy that I offer, then don't hesitate to get in touch!

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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Accredited register membership

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Areas of counselling I deal with

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£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Concessionary rates available upon discussion.

£65 per 50 minute session

£100 per 1.5 hour session

£120 per 2 hour session

£150 Bundle = 2 hour session + 1 booster session (upon request) - Useful for brief therapy, such as for smoking cessation and other habit changes. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday - 10:30am - 8:30pm (F2F or Online)

Wednesday - 10:30am - 8:30pm (F2F or Online)

Thursday - 9am-4pm (Online) - 6pm-9pm (Online)

Further information

Please get in touch to discuss availability and anything else that you have questions about. 

Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Whilst I welcome anyone with an accessibility concern to contact me about working online, I do not currently have the capacity to invite people in wheelchairs to work face-to-face out of my studio, due to accessibility. This will hopefully change in time.

Additional languages

Speaks French fluently, but not trained in delivering therapy in French.

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Ed Christmas
Ed Christmas