Pebbles Counselling

Your path to positive change

Welcome to my website, please browse through the information on aspects of my work relevant to you. If you would like further information or wish to arrange an appointment please contact me.

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About me

A little bit about me

Hello, my name is Chris and I am a licensed professional counsellor. I have been working in the field of mental health for 10 years, helping individuals from all walks of life overcome challenges and improve their well-being.

I am committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for my clients, and I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a crucial aspect of the healing process. I look forward to working with you and helping you navigate your journey towards greater happiness and fulfilment.

My practice

What to expect

The practice offers a comforting and inviting environment crafted to ensure your ease and relaxation while you navigate your emotions and difficulties. The room boasts tasteful décor in soothing hues, accompanied by snug furnishings like a plush sofa and a pair of chairs. Thoughtfully arranged to foster privacy and confidentiality, the windows are shielded by blinds, guaranteeing complete seclusion.

Counselling Practise
My approach

How we could
work together

Let's embark on this journey together, tailoring our approach to suit your needs and working collaboratively towards your well-being.

Counselling entails a therapeutic collaboration where I offer a secure and non-judgemental setting for you to explore your thoughts, emotions, and concerns. Together, we'll delve into matters that hold significance for you, whether they relate to relationships, personal growth, anxiety, or other facets of life. My role as a counsellor is to attentively listen, provide empathetic support, and guide you towards insights and solutions.

Throughout our sessions, you'll cultivate a deeper self-awareness, develop effective coping strategies, and work towards realising your objectives. Whether you're seeking short-term solutions or long-term personal development, counselling represents a cooperative process that centres on your well-being and progress.

Integrative therapy represents a comprehensive approach that draws from diverse therapeutic models to create a bespoke and adaptable treatment strategy. During our collaborative work, I will integrate various techniques and theories to suit your individual requirements. This approach acknowledges that there's no universal solution for mental and emotional well-being. Instead, we'll explore and combine the most valuable aspects of different approaches, ensuring a wide range of concerns can be addressed.

By blending these varied methods, we can tailor our sessions to correspond with your preferences and aspirations. This adaptable method allows us to evolve and modify our strategies as we proceed, guaranteeing you receive the most effective support as you journey towards positive transformation.

Systemic therapy takes a broader view, considering the impact of relationships, environments, and contexts on your well-being. This approach acknowledges that we're all part of complex systems, such as families, workplaces, and communities, which influence our thoughts and behaviours. In our sessions, we'll explore how these systems interact and how they may contribute to your challenges.

By understanding these dynamics, we can uncover patterns, improve communication, and foster healthier relationships. Systemic therapy is particularly effective for couples and families, as it focuses on enhancing connections and resolving conflicts within these interconnected systems.

Psychodynamic therapy delves into the unconscious mind to explore the fundamental causes of your emotions and behaviours. By analysing past experiences and relationships, we can gain insights into how they shape your present thoughts and actions. This approach highlights the significance of the therapeutic relationship itself – the bond we forge plays a role in your healing journey.

Through introspection and open dialogue, psychodynamic therapy can lead to profound self-awareness, uncovering concealed motivations and facilitating personal growth. Our sessions will provide a secure space for you to process and comprehend your feelings, leading to heightened insight, resolution of inner conflicts, and positive transformation.

My areas of expertise

Relationship issues
Work-related issues
Counselling I offer

Counselling that meets your needs

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Online counselling

Therapy support through secure video calls for flexibility
and comfort.

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Counselling for individuals

Confidential space to explore thoughts and emotions, tailored
to you.

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Counselling for couples

Strengthen relationships and communication in a neutral setting.

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Counselling for families

Address conflicts, improve communication, and build
harmony together.

"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change."

– Carl Rogers

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Here are a few of my qualifications and credentials


  • BA (Hons) in Counselling Psychology:
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy
  • Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT)
  • Certified Couples Therapist
  • Certificate in Online Counselling

Professional Bodies & Associations

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT)
  • Mindfulness Association

Some common questions

How can I prepare for my first session?

Before your first session, take some time to reflect on your reasons for seeking counselling and any goals you might have. Arrive with an open mind and a willingness to engage in an honest conversation. Our initial meeting will focus on getting to know each other and creating a comfortable atmosphere for our work together. If you have any more questions or would like further information, please don't hesitate to get in touch. I'm here to provide the support and clarity you need to make informed decisions about your journey towards well-being.

How do I book an appointment?

Booking an appointment is simple. You can reach out via phone or email to schedule a suitable time for your sessions. If you're unsure, the initial consultation is a great starting point to explore your options.

How do I know if counselling is right for me?

Counselling can benefit anyone seeking support, self-discovery, or personal growth. It's especially helpful if you're dealing with challenges such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or life transitions. The initial 30-minute consultation provides an opportunity to discuss your concerns and determine whether counselling aligns with your needs.

Is everything I share during sessions confidential?

Absolutely. Confidentiality is a fundamental aspect of our counselling process. Your privacy is paramount, and anything discussed during our sessions remains strictly confidential, except in exceptional circumstances outlined in our privacy policy.

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions required varies based on your unique situation and goals. Short-term therapy for specific issues may involve a smaller number of sessions, while more complex concerns might require a longer-term approach. We'll discuss your progress and needs regularly, and we can adjust the number of sessions as necessary.

How long is a counselling session, and how often will I need to attend?

Individual counselling sessions typically last 50 minutes, while couples' counselling sessions run for 60 minutes. The frequency of sessions can vary depending on your preferences and the nature of the issues you're addressing. Some clients find weekly sessions beneficial, while others may prefer bi-weekly or monthly appointments. We'll work together to determine a schedule that suits you best.

What can I expect from a counselling session?

Counselling sessions provide a safe and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts, emotions, and concerns. During the session, we'll engage in open and non-judgmental dialogue, working towards gaining insights, developing coping strategies, and fostering personal growth. Each session is tailored to your needs and goals, creating a supportive environment for positive change.

Get in touch

The next steps

If what I've said resonates with you, leave a message in the box, call, or email me and we can arrange a time to have an initial session either face to face or online dependent on your needs.

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07287 813 835

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