Chris Gothard

Chris Gothard

Contact information

Phone number
077 1892 4003

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Therapist - READING

077 1892 4003
Sessions from £50.00



Because of a bereavement, I am temporarily suspending my practice and therefore unable to accept new clients for the foreseeable future.

About me and my therapy practice

Now more than ever, we need an empathic, understanding person to whom we can talk and share our problems in a safe, confidential place.   I can provide this and will walk alongside you as we explore whatever's troubling you.  I have experience of providing counselling and therapy by phone.  I hope soon be seeing clients face-to-face, taking all necessary precautions. 

My specialism is working short- and long-term with Headteachers, teachers, and support staff in schools. 

Whether you're suffering from anxiety, depression, stress, work-related stress, or something that's difficult to define, we will work together to explore the source of the difficulty and look at the way ahead.  

With over 20 years' experience as a therapist in a GPs' surgery, schools & private practice.  I work with adults of all ages, including young people (16+).

Practice description

My qualification is in psychodynamic counselling. I'm also able to integrate some Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and coaching strategies.  Research shows that, irrespective of a counsellor's training, successfully therapy relies on the relationship between therapist and client: I've forged many such relationships during my 20-year career.

I work from a tranquil garden room with its own entrance alongside my house.

My first session

During the first session (which, like all sessions, lasts for 50 minutes),  I'll invite you to talk about why you're looking for counselling and what you hope to get from it.  I will listen carefully without any judgement or preconceptions and check with you that I have understood. 

You will have the opportunity to ask me any questions you have.  Then we can decide whether we can work together and if you'd like future, weekly sessions.  

What I can help with

Anger management, Anxiety, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Personal development, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited