Christopher Donovan

Christopher Donovan

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07585 080210

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Therapist - Stansted

Stansted CM24
07585 080210
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates


During these testing times of Covid-19, many are not able to access the counselling they require. I am willing to work with clients providing the following stipulations are understood & met.

Symptoms - I will not attend any sessions if I show any symptoms. I ask you do not either. During this period there are no late cancellation fees.  

Vulnerable & Shielded Group - I do not fall into this category, neither do members of my immediate family.  I cannot work with anyone in these categories or anyone in close contact with others falling into these categories.

Social Distancing - We are to stay two metres apart. The door to the therapy centre will be open as will the door to my room. Come to your appointment on time and (after washing hands), walk straight into the room. 'Kick' the door closed and take a seat, the seats will be angled so we are not directly opposite. I will not get up to greet you. Once our session is up, I will remain seated.

Sanitising & General Hygiene - On arrival please wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds and dry with paper towels. Repeat once session is over. Water will not be provided, so please bring your own.  I will not see anyone for one hour prior to your arrival or after your departure. This gives me ample time to clean surfaces and take care of my own sanitising and hygiene. It also ensures you do not come into contact with other service users.

Payment - During this period please pay by advance bank transfer. 

Travel - Where possible, use the journey for daily exercise, e.g. walking. Try to avoid public transport.

About me and my therapy practice

I am a highly qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, I work with adults, adolescents and children from the age of 5. My approach, though rooted in psychodynamic practice, can be adapted to suit your personal requirements. As a Psychodynamic Counsellor, I work with you to bring understanding to your current day anxieties, fears and beliefs. I explore your unconscious internal belief structures and try to help you make links between these and your current-day feelings and any reoccurring patterns in your life.

"A good therapist does not only show you the cracks in your story but shines a light right through them." This, from a leading psychoanalyst, illustrates just how important it is to choose the right person to build your therapeutic relationship with. To know your issues is one thing, to know where they emanate from is the very essence of personal healing.

I am there to listen, hold, contain and help facilitate a different, more positive way of understanding your experiences. By helping you work through and understand your internal world better, you will be better equipped and more able to face future difficulties and challenges, giving you the capacity to live a fuller, more enriched life.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Play therapy, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work