Chris Welch - Life Coach, Psychotherapist, Counsellor and CBT Therapist
I believe that positive change with the right support is always possible. My Tree of Life motif in lieu of a photograph illustrates this point, in that if we have well grounded roots we can expand our branches (hopes dreams and aspirations) in a more successful way. This belief has been formed through my experience working with people for over 25 years in a variety of settings and with wide range of issues/conditions. Furthermore, I believe that my training in psychological therapies underpins and strengthens my Coaching work which gives my clients a greater chance of success. Having experienced 3 periods of unemployment and had my own challenges to face and issues to overcome shows me that Life Coaching, delivered by a practitioner with considerable life experience and training in Psychological Therapies gives clients the best chance of a positive outcome.
What Changes Are You Looking To Make In your Life?
Life Coaching can assist you to make your ambitions/dreams happen. My role is to help you define those areas of your life which are not making you happy and assist you to move to a better place in whatever sphere of your life needs changing. We are living in a rapidly changing world which in itself can be stressful. If we add the effects of Covid 19 and lockdown our mental health can be adversely affected by the restrictions on our lifestyle, career aspirations and distance from family. My experience working with many aspects of mental health issues and motivating people who are in a low place gives me the skill set to help you move forward.
Experience Working With People.
19 years Self- Employed as a Life Coach, Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.
21 years experience in Sales and Marketing in the State Sector (covering all areas of the ‘Marketing Mix’)
7 years Secretary of The Management Committee West Leicestershire Mind and providing Counselling, CBT and Coaching clients with various mental health conditions.
7 years running programmes for long-term unemployed (including ex offenders) providing counselling and helping with motivation, confidence building and finding employment.
15 years experience as a Sales and Marketing Manager for a Small Market Research Company dealing with a wide range of organisations, throughout the UK and Europe and helping to launch new products into the marketplace.
2 years counselling bereaved clients.
2 years counselling victims of crime.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma Life Coaching (Newcastle College)
- MSc Psychotherapy Studies (University Sheffield)
- Diploma NLP (Open College)
- Diploma CBT (NCFE Level 5) Stonebridge College.
- European Diploma Therapeutic Counselling (North Warwicks and Hinckley College)
- Diploma Psychiatric Studies (Open College)
- Diploma Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Open College)
- Diploma Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Open College)
- Diploma Schema Therapy (Open College)
- Advanced Certificate Psychodynamic Counselling (University Leicester)
- Certificate Solution Focussed Therapy (West Leicestershire Mind)
- Certificate Solution Focussed Brief Therapy (South Leicester College)
- NVQ 3 & 4 Career Advice and Guidance for Adults
- Post Graduate Diploma Management Studies (Trent Polytechnic)
Membership of Professional Bodies
BACP Coaching Division
Association for Coaching
Senior Accredited Member BACP
Career Development Institute
Chartered Management Institute
BUPA Registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Anxiety, Low Self Esteem/|Self Confidence, Anger Management, Time and Stress Management, Assertiveness, Spirituality, Forgiveness (Self and Others), Work Related Stress, Releasing Negative Patterns From The Past, Bullying, Jealousy, Work Related Issues, Shame and Guilt, Reviewing/Reframing Past Experiences and Exploring an Holistic View of Life
£60 per session for a six session model or a one off payment of £320 (10% discount).
I work Monday to Wednesday 9.30 am to 5.30 pm. Thursday 9.30 am to 11.00 am
How I Work
I provide all of my clients with a free telephone consultation (lasting 30 minutes). This enables clients to outline and express what areas of life they wish to change and what areas of life are causing them distress/unhappiness. Once this information has been gathered I then conduct an assessment to establish how I can be of help to the person who has made the enquiry. If both parties are in agreement we arrange a date and time to meet either face to face, online or via telephone.
I provide clients with a contract to sign which outlines our coaching agreement (one copy for the client and one for me) Paperwork/handouts will be sent out before each session for the client to complete and additional handouts can be provided at the end of a session should the client require further support.
Other Areas of Interest
In addition to the above I have been exploring a more holistic way living for over 30 years i.e. how can one achieve harmony in mind body and spirit and what benefits might accrue from this harmonious state. I do not conflate the term spiritual with any particular religious belief and I do believe that Atheists and Agnostics can also find their own way to their own truth. I am fascinated by what is the ‘divine spark’ that resides within all of us. At the moment I am co-writing a book about the spiritual aspects of life and how it impacts on our day to day living. This should be in print in 2021.