- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
Are you struggling with anxiety, low mood or difficulties in your relationships? Are you feeling stuck right now, and in need of someone to talk to?
It’s not weak to ask for help – it’s really brave. You don’t have to suffer in silence or face difficulties on your own…If you can find the courage to get in touch, I am Chris – here to help with whatever is troubling you. I won’t think you’re silly and I promise to listen without judging.
I aim to offer a safe and affirming space where you can make sense of your difficulties, so as to help you get unstuck and importantly, to move forward towards positive change. Our work together is, therefore, orientated to generating greater understanding of your difficulties and hence to increase compassion for yourself.
I am a doctor of psychology, meaning I have trained in both academic psychology, as well as, counselling. This means I am able to tune into the difficulties you are facing and to weave in proven and tested approaches, which we know are effective at lessening your levels of distress.
I generally work integratively (meaning I can draw upon a range of different therapies depending on the needs of my clients), but am also able and willing to work within one modality if there is a preference or need (e.g., CBT, counselling, psychodynamic).
If you have any question, or would like to discuss booking in for an initial session, please contact me.
I run an evidence-based psychological consultancy, integrating insights from both psychological research and counselling, in order to support recovery from mental distress.
Visit: www.wearejustthinking.co.uk to find out more, to contact me or, to book your appointment.
My first session
Coming to therapy can be a daunting experience and it is understandable to feel anxious or unsure. One way to alleviate any excess apprehension may be to understand what our first session might typically involve...
Our first session will be a chance to meet each other, either in person, or via Skype. I aim to make this a relaxed, safe and welcoming space where you can talk about your difficulties in confidence. This will typically involved hearing a little bit from you about the reasons for beginning therapy now, including some details regarding your history and current difficulties.
From this, together, we will make an initial plan of how to go forward with our sessions, including supporting you to identify a number of goals for our sessions. There will be opportunity to ask me questions and to agree a therapeutic contract. I look forward to meeting you.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited