The Canterbury Hope Foundation

The Canterbury Hope Foundation



01227 788869 / 07730360252

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About us

You are coming to us because you want a clear understanding and a thorough analysis of what you are experiencing and how to treat the issues dynamically and successfully; regardless of how complex the issues. You want to be treated fairly, without judgement; directly, and with considerable intelligence by someone with considerable life skills, training & experience.

You would like to be able to quickly and easily form a strong relationship with your therapist that provides safety, confidentiality, trust and most of all a sense of hope. You want your therapist to be very well informed academically, with considerable experience in being able to explain the theory and how it applies to you. We also work with couples and families.

I offer free introductory telephone consultations with no obligation. Insured with Towergate and BACP registered.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a first-class honours degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Kent University where I also studied Freudian Studies under Professor Janet Sayers. I have a certificate in psychology and a diploma in therapeutic counselling. Currently, I am working towards a Masters degree at Birkbeck University in Psychoanalytic Studies under Professor Stephen Frosh.

Previous I served 19 years as a police officer across two forces, qualifying as an inspector. I specialised in Intelligence research and development, conflict management and organisational and strategy change. I worked with the Government. I also worked for local government as a Senior Strategy Improvements Officer (Canterbury CC), and as a Consultant to Public Health at Medway Council. I have lectured in Counselling at Ashford College. I also deliver training to managers on managing mental health.

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Areas of counselling we deal with

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        Further information

        For lots of testimonials see our website.

        "I found Chris via a simple Google search, I looked for 'best marriage counselor in Canterbury'.  Google was right. [...] The speed and accuracy by which Chris was able to work out our personalities and provide genuinely useful insight was, quite frankly, incredible." JP 2019.

        "My partner and I really appreciate your time. You helped us in massive ways I can't properly explain. The impact you had in our lives was so important and we are forever thankful." L & S, Couple, Ramsgate, 2019

        "He is the kindest guy, and was always supportive, even when we were tackling the difficult stuff." Apoorva, 2018.

        "Anyone considering therapy should not hesitate, it has been the most worthwhile journey. I thank you from the bottom of my heart." Lisa, 2019

        "I found his ability to get to the heart of things and his insight were remarkable." Mr. S. Westgate 2019.

        "Chris has an extensive knowledge of his subject and is able to explain sometimes complex ideas in a straightforward and accessible way." Mr and Mrs T, 2019.

        "I could not highly recommend a more caring, trustworthy, talented and - just the most brilliant therapist to anyone that is in need of that extra support/guidance." Leanne 2019.

        "Whether it’s for your child, for your relationship or for yourself - we cant recommend Chris highly enough." Family Deal, 2018.

        "This weeks therapy has proved outrageously powerful. All new thoughts appear, my behaviours changed, perspective changed, and my relationship has done a 180. My partner could barely recognise me the other day. It was a cracker of a session, by any standard. Thank you so much." D, Canterbury 2019

        Maps & Directions

        Canterbury, CT4
        Canterbury, CT1

        Type of session

        Online counselling: Yes
        Telephone counselling: Yes
        Face to face counselling: Yes
        Home visits: Yes

        Practical details

        Sign language: Unspecified
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: Yes


        0730 - 1830 Weekdays

        Saturday mornings and Sunday Afternoons

        Types of client

        Young people
        Older adults