Chris Jude

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My approach

I am a humanistic psychotherapist and counsellor. I work with the individual’s desire for change and their wish to live their life in a more fulfilling and satisfying way. I regard each person as unique and as having an innate capacity to learn and grow.  

I approach the therapy relationship as a partnership and draw on a wide range of therapeutic models and techniques that offer you the opportunity to explore your experience and to deepen your understanding of yourself.  At the same time I support you to develop new options and solutions for yourself, including practical and effective ways to integrate what you learn into your everyday life.

About me

Previously I worked as a teacher in community and adult education and progressed to senior leadership roles in education, including the NHS. I remain inspired and moved by how people learn and develop, frequently in spite of tough life experiences and disadvantages.

I bring warmth, insight and integrity to my role and practice as a psychotherapist and draw deeply on my life, family and work experience, in addition to my professional training and personal therapy, as on-going sources of self-knowing and growth.

I owe my personal experience of psychotherapy to the NHS and to Spectrum, the internationally respected centre for humanistic psychology in North London ( I experience the therapeutic impact of our work together both on a day by day basis and looking back, in the very different way I  am now able to live my life and to relate to others.  

I have a doctorate in literature. Until 2010, I was actively involved in international education initiatives and contributed regularly to articles on adult and community policy and work-based learning. I am a school governor.    



Training, Qualifications and Experience

I am a graduate of Spectrum Centre for Humanistic Psychology, where I trained for eight years, completing over 1300 hours of training and where I am in ongoing professional supervision and professional development.

I have worked as a volunteer counsellor and psychotherapist for City and Hackney Mind since 2009, where I am also in ongoing professional supervision. As part of my work with Mind, I offer counselling to parents at The Ann Tayler Children’s Centre in Hackney.

I am experienced and trained to work with:

Anxiety and stress
Conflict and anger
Drugs and alcohol
Eating disorders
Self-esteem and confidence
Sexual abuse
Work and career issues

I am a member of the British Association  for Counselling and Psychotherapy and a member of the UK Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners. I work to the BACP and Spectrum professional codes of ethics. I have professional indemnity insurance and operate subject to UK law. I am CRB checked for my work with adults and children and have undertaken appropriate training in safeguarding.

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