Christopher Harrad | Accredited Counsellor | Chelmsford | NCS

Christopher Harrad

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS18-06503

Location: Chelmsford

Having trained as an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, I am able to offer a range of therapy skills and methods depending on your needs. My study of psychology now spans more than twenty years, and over that time I have worked with individuals and groups in different settings (even qualifying and practicing as a dog behaviourist!).

The integrative approach I take allows a blending of standard "western" therapy models such as person-centred, psychodynamic, and CBT, with "eastern" practices such as mindfulness, meditation and self-compassion which are increasingly being recognised for their value. For many clients, the work I undertake with them will include a holistic view of lifestyle and mind-body issues.

As a psychotherapist I work exclusively with individuals 18+. A good deal of my experience is working with men, and those dealing with sexuality and gender issues (LGBTQIA+), however I also have particular interests in areas such as anxiety and depression. A more complete list of the topics I commonly help with is included below.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Primary Qualifications
    - Level 5 Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice (Prof Dip Psy C.)
    - Level 3 Certificate in Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills (Cert Hyp CS)

    Secondary Training
    - Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
    - Mindful Self-Compassion
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Emotional issues
    • Family
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Mindfulness
    • Panic attacks
    • Phobias
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
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