Joy Christopher

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Inner Child Therapist Reg.MBACP. MIC. LLHAY.cert
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Chard, Somerset, TA20 2HZ
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Joy is  a registered practitioner on the BACP Register, accredited by The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, set up by the Department of Health  she is currently operating video calling via skype, or Botim

She specialises in inner child therapy, designed originally to help adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse but utilised successfully to assist with many other problem areas.
Joy's extensive experience over 30 years of counselling covers most areas of human issues and conflicts.

Training, qualifications & experience

I’m a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy with over 30 years experience, 10 of those years in London’s East End with the Community Counselling Project in Newham,  the rest in private practice.

My orientation and initial training is in person centred counselling. I have a diploma in "Crisis Counselling" with the Institute of Counselling and a post.grad.diploma  "Legacy of Childhood Trauma" with Middlesex University, which qualifies me as an "inner child" therapist. My interest in spiritual issues has led me to acquire the diploma in "Relational Mindfulness"(2017) from the Karuna Institute.

My specialist area is adult survivors of childhood physical & sexual abuse, although I deal with many other issues. I do not deal with drug abuse, choosing to leave that to the specialist agencies. I’m also a certified teacher of Louise L Hay’s "You Can Heal Your Life" study course, from the best selling self help book of the same title, which utilises both "inner child" and Life Coaching techniques.

My related experience includes teaching Assertiveness Courses with Havering Adult Education and Newham Adult Education and training student counsellors within the Community Counselling Project.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Inner child therapy
  • Spiritual/faith issues

Therapies offered


£50.00 per session

Additional information

£50 per 50 minute session

When I work


40 King Athelstan Drive, Chard, Somerset, TA20 2HZ

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)