"Christopher really helped me to get to the source and articulate the origins of hard to reach patterns of negative thinking and behaviours. Understanding these proved essential in helping to outline effective strategies. Christopher is naturally warm, patient and compassionate. Whether you are considering therapy for the first time or unsure, I believe you have nothing to lose and plenty to gain in seeking out an introductory session with Christopher"
Life can often become overwhelming when circumstances don't unfold as expected, leaving you with feelings of isolation. In our sessions, my primary goal is to provide you with a secure and confidential space where you can freely express your thoughts and emotions. Together, we will collaboratively work towards helping you take the necessary steps to move forward in your life.
I believe in keeping therapy straightforward and effective, focusing on well-defined objectives and conducting regular assessments to ensure progress. I specialise in addressing a range of themes, including anxiety disorders, confidence building, obsessive-compulsive disorders, trauma, burnout, and grief.
My practice caters to both adults and adolescents, ensuring that individuals of various age groups have access to the support they need. Please know that you're not alone in your journey, and I'm here to assist you in finding solutions and working through these challenges.
All sessions are conducted online via Zoom
I truly believe that the most powerful element in therapy is the connection we build together. My approach is all about tailoring our work to meet your unique needs. Think of it as a therapeutic journey where we navigate together.
I'm here to adapt my style to what works best for you. My background as a drama therapist means we can explore creative ways to address challenges, giving you an alternative to just talking.
Our journey starts with a friendly and informal initial meeting. It's a chance for us to get to know each other. You can ask me anything you'd like about how I work, and we can decide together if I'm the right fit for you.
So, if you're looking for a therapist who's all about personalised care and a warm, collaborative atmosphere, I'm here and ready to help.
Much like many teenagers, I encountered a considerable degree of turbulence during my adolescence. It often felt as though I was traversing an emotional obstacle course. Nevertheless, these experiences have bestowed upon me invaluable insights and fostered a profound empathy for this formative stage of human development and the impact on adult lives.
My professional journey began with graduation from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where I earned my qualification as a Drama Therapist. Subsequently, I augmented my expertise by obtaining a qualification in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
Over the span of more than two decades, I have had the privilege of practicing in a diverse array of settings, including mainstream and specialist schools, the National Fostering Agency, and even within the London Ambulance Service. These multifaceted experiences have significantly enriched my professional practice and have afforded me the opportunity to assist individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and circumstances.
Presently, I bring this wealth of experience to my private practice, where I am dedicated to providing support and guidance as you embark on your personal journey towards healing and growth.
I adhere to the standards and ethics of The Health and Care Professionals Council. I have a current Enhanced DBS Certificate.
Over the course of my career, I have observed that anxiety is one of the most prevalent challenges faced by people today. Anxiety, which is a normal human emotion characterised by feelings of fear or panic, manifest in various ways and stem from diverse causes.
We are navigating a landscape that exposes us to an unprecedented volume of media, social expectations, and academic pressures. It is unsurprising that many of them find themselves overwhelmed and struggling to cope with these demands.
In my therapy sessions, my primary objective is to pinpoint the underlying sources of anxiety. Once identified, I work collaboratively with the client to untangle these sources, explore alternative perspectives, and ultimately, develop effective strategies to confront and mitigate their anxiety, guiding them toward resolution.
My aim is to empower my clients with the tools and insights necessary to effectively manage their anxiety, helping them regain a sense of control and ultimately find relief.
When an individual grapples with low self-esteem, they often harbor negative beliefs about themselves. This can lead to a tendency to magnify their mistakes and fixate on their perceived weaknesses. Low self-esteem can have profound repercussions, as it can lead a person to harshly judge their own competence in carrying out daily tasks, thus impacting various aspects of their life, including their academic performance and social interactions, especially in the case of young individuals.
These experiences can culminate in feelings of confusion, inadequacy, or isolation. Addressing low self-esteem begins with a deliberate and empathetic approach. My initial steps in therapy are centered on active listening, validating the individual's emotions, and then gradually introducing alternative perspectives.
By fostering a supportive and understanding environment, I work with my clients to help them challenge and reframe these negative self-perceptions. The goal is to empower them with a more balanced and positive self-concept, which can, in turn, lead to improved self-esteem and overall well-being.