Chris has worked in mental health for over 30 years; he initially trained as an RMN, before deciding to undertake psychotherapy training 12 years ago when he trained as a Cognitive Analytical Therapist (CAT), a 16 session therapy model designed to be helpful to people who have relationship difficulties. Chris later completed CBT and EMDR training, which is evidenced help people overcome a range of difficulties including trauma. Chris continues to work in this role four days a week in NHS as well as Oxford CBT and Twyford CBT.
Chris is an experienced mindfulness teacher and has worked with his local NHS mindfulness team for eight years, running groups and inputting into service development and enjoys establishing and understanding why they are experiencing the problems they are having. Chris also has a deep interest in Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) which he feels really helps clients move through shame based experiences to acceptance and feeling more positively responsive to difficulties in life.
PGDIP CBT Therapy, Mindfulness Teacher , CAT Therapist, BABCP Accredited