The Canterbury Hope Foundation
You are coming to me because you want a clear understanding and analysis of what you are experiencing and how to treat the issues. You want to be treated fairly, without judgement; directly, and with intelligence by someone with considerable life skills & 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 skill and experience in being able to explain theory and how it applies to you. Couples and families welcome.
I offer an immediate relief of suffering through the use of various talking, listening, analytical and cognitive tools. We will work together to form a strong and trusting relationship that can withstand tension and frankness. We will gently explore the deep causes of your experience, helping you to understand you own life's meanings and relationships.
You'll be very warmly, openly and non-judgementally received. I offer a flexible and pragmatic service wholly designed to place you at the centre of your experience. You simply bring yourself and your problem and I will apply considerable skill and experience to help you move forward with hope and understanding. Lots of testimonials at the website.
Training, qualifications & experience
First Class Joint Honours Philosophy and Religious Studies, Kent University.
Diploma Therapeutic Counselling, Canterbury College.
Certificate Psychology, Kent University
Certificate Applied Theology, Kent University (SEITE)
Masters Degree in Psychoanalytical Studies 2020- (Birkbeck)
Medway Public Heath - Consultancy, Training and Counselling Psychotherapy; Social Prescribing Programme.
Police Officer to Police Inspector - 1994-2013 including Domestic Abuse Management, Career Development, Conflict Mediation Resolution and Management, Risk Management, Research and Intelligence Development (Level 1&2), Organisational Change and Strategy; Training Coaching and Mentoring.
Lecturer - Counselling.
Member organisations *
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Other areas of counselling we deal with
Personal Relations Therapy
Narcissism - both victims and suffers of..
Very much informed by the work of Jacques Lacan, Donald Winnicott, Harry Guntrip, G.W.F. Hegel and of course, Sigmund Freud.
Highly recommended effective therapy: "The speed and accuracy by which Chris was able to work out our personalities and provide genuinely useful insight was, quite frankly, incredible. This insight, hard as it was to digest, proved to be so profound to me that I was finally able to unpick what had being going on in my relationship. His ability to sum up the relationship in one stark metaphor was a watershed moment for me. Through his insight and continued support I have managed to start to discover myself again and to regain my confidence which had been systematically dismantled." Mr. M, 2019, Canterbury.
Our website provides many testimonials to the outstanding work we offer. We focus on a thorough analysis of the problems you are experiencing, believing that the root cause is the most effective place to start in resolving problems. We work with individuals, couples and families specialising in the unconscious factors that often drive and confuse of lives.
Give us a call or an email and we will spend time with you at no cost or obligation discussing your needs. Our discussions are confidential and treated with the utmost sensitivity. You well soon feel a sense of relief and hope as it becomes clear that there is a deeper understanding available and that you are not alone in tackling problems.