Chris Wilkinson – Counsellor

Chris Wilkinson Counsellor

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About Me

My background in mental health spans years of working with people in very different circumstances, each wanting to experience change, and each facing a unique variety of challenges in their lives. Reaching out for help can be daunting and takes a lot of courage. I hope the following information gives you a sense of how I work, and enables you to get in touch if it feels right for you to do so.

I see you as the expert on your own experience, and myself as a facilitator. Through counselling, my hope is you will reconnect with insights and qualities that have always been there. I believe that as we expand our understanding of ourselves, the intangible place between self-awareness and change opens up to us—and it is here that we can surprise ourselves and experience things we didn’t think possible.

What is your approach?

My training was in an integrative model of therapy called Psychosynthesis which focuses on psychological integration, but I work creatively and include a range of therapeutic approaches in sessions, including humanistic and psychodynamic. Clients have described me as caring, supportive and engaging, and often report having greater clarity, less anxiety, and a better relationship with themselves and those around them as a result of our work together.

What are sessions like?

We will sit down together and have an active, exploratory conversation. There are times where you might need space to put words to and express what’s going on for you, there might be times where I play a more active role and we’re working stuff out together. I tailor my approach as needed, and will sometimes suggest experiments or exercises to help us along. I also tend to share my thoughts and feedback where helpful, versus being silent. We would regularly review how the work is going, refining goals and focus as we learn more.

When and how will we meet?

I meet with clients once a week for a 50-minute session from my practice in central London at Space To Be You. My main practice is on a Wednesday evening, but I am also able to see clients on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I also offer online sessions via zoom. I tend to work with clients for between 6 to 12 months, sometimes longer.

How do I get started?

Please send me an email, and we can either book you in for a first session, or arrange a no-fee introductory call to get to know each other. Often this is the best way to see if we might be a good fit. It can sometimes feel nerve-wracking to have this initial call, something you can try is imagining you’re going to speak with a supportive friend you just haven’t met yet.

Fees

I’m passionate about access to mental health support, and offer a number of discounted places for those who are seeking support but cannot afford private rates. Please don’t hesitate to discuss this with me.

You can find out more information about my counselling practice on my Counselling Directory profile, or more information about counselling in general on the BACP website.

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