Christian Povey

Christian Povey

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Newbury

Newbury RG14
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I'm an experienced and accredited counsellor registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer a safe, confidential and caring space for you to explore whatever is troubling you without fear of judgement, criticism or blame. We all experience times in our lives when we find things difficult to cope with. Asking for help can be difficult but talking to a professional whose life and relationships are completely separate from your own can be hugely beneficial. I have experience working with people suffering from a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, relationship difficulties, sexual abuse, HIV, and chemsex to name but a few. I have a particular interest in the challenges gay men and those holding LGBTQ+ identities  face. I unfortunately do not work with clients under the age of 18 or offer couples counselling. 

 As an integrative counsellor I believe that the relationship that develops between counsellor and client is central to the therapeutic process and that It is the therapeutic relationship that offers the possibility of healing, insight, and change. I work in a warm and empathic way and shape the therapy to your particular needs, primarily I combine a person-centred approach with psychodynamic theory. Together we can not only explore your current situation but also acknowledge how past experiences, relationships, and histories could be impacting how you think, feel and act in the present.

Practice description

I offer weekly counselling appointments in lovely rooms in Newbury. There is free off-road parking, the clinic is on a regular bus route and also a short walk from Newbury train station.

My first session

Making initial contact with a counsellor may feel daunting but please get in touch if you are currently struggling, need extra support or would like to understand yourself better. An initial session is an opportunity for us to meet and get to know one another, for me to listen to your needs and for you to get a feel for me and my way of working; we can then  decide if working together longer term feels right. I look forward to hearing from you.

What I can help with

Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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

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