about the counsellor - chris mehl
Chris has been engaged in assisting people to free themselves and follow their true values since graduating in 1990
My calm consistent manner will allow you to attain a level of comfort and reassurance that facilitates the counselling process. You will feel safe and supported.
I also have significant "real-world" experience which provides me with a grounded world view to bring to the counselling relationship. This helps not only in understanding what it is to be you, but also in in terms of therapeutic aims. Counselling and Psychotherapy are grounded in serious academic work, but my ability to bridge the gap between the academic and the practical will give you the greatest benefit with the least difficulty, and is a hallmark of my practice.
I look forward to meeting you, and to engage with you for change.
Feel feel free to read through my blog to get a sense of what motivates and informs my practice. And please, contact me if you want to discuss any aspect of therapy before you make any decisions.
about the counselling
I am a Humanistic counsellor and psychotherapist, operating in a largely Narrative, Trauma Informed manner.
Psychodynamic components to my work ensure I am able to adapt to individual needs, ensuring the agenda belongs to you. Utilisation of additional styles, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) further ground our work in your own values, and provide a degree of efficiency to the process.
The therapy space is a non-judgmental, trust-based, positive and honest place to grow and to develop. You will be heard and respected.
What is Narrative Therapy?
Your unique individual nature and how that fits in to society as a whole is also focussed on. This sociological influence recognises the particular role of society's rules as we explore what it is to be female or male in contemporary society and what that means for you. This avenue of therapy is of particular relevance to members of the LGBTI community.
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