Christopher Woodgate

Christopher Woodgate


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
01626 778461

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Therapist - Teignmouth

Teignmouth TQ14
01626 778461
Sessions from £45.00

Features

Availability

Currently full.  Please let me know if you'd like to me to hold your details and contact you when a space becomes available.

About me and my therapy practice

I am a Psychologist in their final year of training, offering private therapy work. I have 15 yrs experience working across a range of clinical contexts, including: the probation service; personality disorders; inpatient psychiatric settings; forensic services; adolescent mental health; community secondary care (IAPT) & psychological therapies (step 4 psychology) settings.

I am happy to work with complexity, offering long term work as well as shorter term/focussed work to fit peoples' needs & budgets.

I have worked with people attracting various diagnoses, including: depression; anxiety (/panic/phobia); complex PTSD & trauma; sexual abuse &/or physical abuse histories; 'personality disorder'; OCD; sexual fetish & body dysmorphia. I understand these as 'labels' that may offer some indication of difficult surface symptoms but which can often obscure the more understandable, deeper reasons someone has come to feel & struggle, the way they do. Alternately, you may have experiences that are difficult to reconcile with your beliefs & identity; feel cut off or loose chunks of time; have creative/'unusual' ways of making sense of reality that others don't easily understand. Or, you may have more general goals of: relating to people in new ways; improved self-understanding, self-worth & self-acceptance.

My theoretical underpinning is relational psychodynamic/ attachment based, though I integrate CBT & third wave psychological therapies where this is helpful.

I offer one, or two initial assessment sessions at a lower fee of £40 to establish whether we feel we can work well together & to identify an appropriate outline & framework for our work. After these initial sessions I seek either commitment to a limited number of sessions and then review, or to a longer term agreement.

I am now offering Skype/Facetime/telephone sessions in order to meet peoples' needs who are unable to leave their homes. Please feel free to email or call to discuss this option further.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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