As well as having been a personal coach for the last 6 years, I also work voluntarily for a local psychotherapy service which helps people that often find difficulty accessing or getting results from other psychotherapy services. I also work with Life Skills Hub helping them deliver a range of interventions with young people.
I am excited that my new work in therapy creates an ideal synergy with coaching. I believe that my therapy training and experience allows me to help people understand their past and the processes that have developed as a result of their experience, to contextualise people with their present, and to assist them with their outcomes and future using a coaching approach. Talking Works is the coming together of this work.
I believe people see me as a warm and easy person to connect with, as well as a solid and insightful individual who helps people to develop a broad understanding in order for them to find the best outcome to any problem.
For your safety, my work is fully insured, supervised by registered psychotherapists, and I have have a full annual DBS (criminal record) check. As a member of UKCP and UKATA, I follow their ethical codes. I am also registered with the Information Commissioner to ensure the safety of your data.
I would welcome contact from anyone who might need counselling, psychotherapy or coaching services. Use the contact page to find out how to get in touch. Or book a free consultation using the booking button above.
Who is Chris?
I have had an incredibly diverse history in my career path and personal development learning.
I have worked in the banking sector, with internet start-ups, and I have also enjoyed an entrepreneurial phase where, alongside business partners, I helped create and develop a variety of concepts and brands in the leisure and hospitality sector.
The last 10 years has seen me get deeply involved in a variety of paths leading to personal growth and success. The most notable of these was that I studied NLP with some of its founders at the place of its development, the University of Santa Cruz California (UCSC). I am an NLP Master Practitioner and NLP Trainer. I also use the Myers Briggs personality profiling framework which can help people understand their personality styles. Most recently, I have also developed a huge interest in Transactional Analysis and I am currently in my advanced years of training to be a psychotherapist.