Christian Povey Counselling
My name is Christian, I’m an experienced counsellor registered with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer a safe, confidential and professional counselling service based in Newbury. I work in a warm and empathic way and shape the therapy to your particular needs. Together we can not only explore your current situation but also acknowledge how past experiences, relationships, and histories could be impacting how you feel, think and act in the present.
I have experience supporting clients affected by anxiety and depression, stress, bereavement, rape and sexual abuse, those experiencing relationship difficulties, PTSD, clients living with HIV, and chemsex users to name but a few. I also have a particular interest in all LGBTQ issues. I unfortunately do not offer couples counselling or work with clients under the age of 18.
Alongside my private practice I also work as a counsellor for a local sexual health charity and as a crisis counsellor for an international airline. As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) I adhere to their ethical framework for good practice and am committed to working safely, ethically and professionally. I hold a current DBS, indemnity insurance and am registered with Information Commissioner's Office.
Contemplating making initial contact with a counsellor may feel daunting but please get in touch if you are currently struggling or are in pain, need extra support or would like to understand yourself better. I offer a free introductory session so you can 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.
Training and qualifications:
CPCAB 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
Fees and contact information:
First 50 minute session is free. Subsequent sessions cost £45 for 50 minutes.
I offer some low cost sessions for those on a low income and for counselling students. Please ask at first contact.
I am currently seeing clients at:
The Fairbourne Clinic, 17 Wendan Road, Newbury, RG14 7AQ
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment”