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- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
My name is Christian and I’m a qualified and experienced counsellor based in Newbury. 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 problems 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 all LGBTQ+ issues. I unfortunately do not work with clients under the age of 18.
As an integrative counsellor I believe that the relationship that develops between counsellor and client is central to the therapeutic process. 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.
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.
I also offer online counselling sessions as appropriate (via Zoom).
My first session
Making initial contact with a counsellor may feel daunting but please get in touch if you are currently struggling, are in pain, need extra support or would like to understand yourself better. I offer a free introductory session online (£10 face to face) for me to listen to your needs and for you to get a feel for me and my way of working. Then in your own time you can decide if I’m the right therapist for you. I look forward to hearing from you.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, 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, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work