Chris is a Counselling and Educational Psychologist who trained in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he worked in private practice and in school settings for 7 years before moving to the UK. After completing his training at the University of Johannesburg in 2016, Chris has focused his professional development in the area of psychotherapy. He has received specialised training and supervised experience in trauma therapy with both adult and child clients. Chris has supported clients in recovering various forms of trauma, including developmental and complex trauma, medical trauma and trauma from violent crime. Having worked in the socio-political and historical context of South Africa, Chris has an appreciation for how intergenerational, historical and current racial trauma can add to the complexity of trauma treatment. Chris also works with clients experiencing adjustment difficulties and mood disorders, including anxiety and depression.
Chris takes an integrative, person-centred and interactional approach to therapy, drawing primarily on the modalities of Schema Therapy and Interactional Pattern Analysis. When working with children, Chris uses a flexibly sequential model of play therapy, which is grounded in the person-centred approach. He includes brain-based, or neuropsychotherapies when indicated by the needs of the client. These include Brainspotting, EMDR, as well as BrainWorking Recursive Therapy (BWRT) and Eye Movement Integration (EMI). Chris is an internationally certified Brainspotting practitioner and is currently training to become a Brainspotting consultant. Chris is committed to holding a stable, compassionate and non-judgemental therapeutic space for people from all walks of life. Chris is currently available to see adult clients and children aged 10 and up.