Christopher Gore

Christopher Gore

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Woking/Guildford

Woking/Guildford GU22
Sessions from £65.00


  • Flexible hours available


I work Monday-Friday. Early morning sessions are available from 8am. 

About me and my therapy practice

I am a BACP (accredited) Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Clinical Group Analytic Supervisor, with over 25 years experience of working with individuals and groups in many different settings. I currently offer short or longer-term Counselling/Psychotherapy to individuals. I specialise in those who experience high anxiety, addiction problems and traumatic childhood experiences that continue to impact on adult relationships.

The Psychotherapy/Counselling I offer is in person and is either a once or twice weekly commitment for 50 minutes. This can be thought about both prior and during our work together. Whatever brings you here I will take your concern seriously and try to help you think about a way forward. 

Practice description

I have for many years worked on understanding the roots of addiction and an addictive state of mind. This can be troublesome and be the cause of much suffering for those afflicted with addiction problems and can be baffling for all those involved in active addiction or those connected to the addict.

The compulsion to repeat often harmful behaviours can be both life threatening at its worst but often destructive to health, relationships and peace of mind. These behaviours can take the form of Substance dependency, Gambling, food, internet use, sexualised behaviours such as excessive use of pornography. There are many other behaviours that whilst less destructive do also affect the individual’s life in a negative way. The repetition of abusive relationships and obsessive routines that cannot be stopped despite every effort to halt them.

The 12 step programmes of recovery can be a helpful start for some to gain support for all the above. For other’s this may not be enough or wanted. Even those who have managed to stop life threatening addictive processes the feelings associated can persist in the mind and cause distress.

I offer a way of putting meaning and understanding to these harmful repetitive actions that define addictions. The behaviours are an attempt to manage the unconscious feelings that are often not accessible via intellectual thought alone. What can be helpful in understanding these addictive processes is that one can lead a more productive way of life and increase the possibilities for more intimate relationships and connection. It is the feelings of emptiness and disconnection that are so harmful and lead to alternative strategies that we see in addictions.

My first session

The initial assessment session will last for up to 90 minutes. This gives us time to get a sense of the problems or issues that you want to explore. It will also give you an opportunity to assess how I work and whether what I can offer will be helpful for you.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited