Christian Povey | Accredited Counsellor | Newbury | NCS

Christian Povey

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS21-02827

Location: Newbury

My name is Christian and I’m a qualified and experienced counsellor based in Newbury. I offer a safe, confidential and caring space for you to explore whatever is troubling you without fear of judgement, criticism or blame. We all experience times in our lives when we find things difficult to cope with. Asking for help can be difficult but talking to a professional whose life and relationships are completely separate from your own can be hugely beneficial. I have experience working with people suffering from a wide range of problems including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, relationship difficulties, sexual abuse, HIV, and chemsex to name but a few. I have a particular interest in all LGBTQ+ issues. I unfortunately do not work with clients under the age of 18.

As an integrative counsellor I believe that the relationship that develops between counsellor and client is central to the therapeutic process. It is the therapeutic relationship that offers the possibility of healing, insight and change. I work in a warm and empathic way and shape the therapy to your particular needs, primarily I combine a person-centred approach with psychodynamic theory. Together we can not only explore your current situation but also acknowledge how past experiences, relationships, and histories could be impacting how you think, feel and act in the present.

I offer weekly counselling appointments in lovely rooms in Newbury. There is free off-road parking, the clinic is on a regular bus route and also a short walk from Newbury train station.

Making initial contact with a counsellor may feel daunting but please get in touch if you are currently struggling, are in pain, need extra support or would like to understand yourself better. I offer an introductory session (costing £10) for me to listen to your needs and for you to get a feel for me and my way of working. Then in your own time you can decide if I’m the right therapist for you. I look forward to hearing from you.

What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy
Integrative, Person-Centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with:
Adults, EAP, Trainee

How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work

  • Qualifications & Experience
    CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
    CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
    CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
    CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
    BSc. (Honours) Geography- University of Wales, Aberystwyth
  • What I can help with
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Emotional issues
    • Gender identity
    • Relationships
    • Self-esteem
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
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