Helping people become their best selves
My name is Christopher Wilson, I was born in the Caribbean. I spent the early parts of my younger years in America, then migrated to the UK in my late teens. Throughout that time I have met and worked in diverse setting and different cultural backgrounds, which has enhanced my knowledge and experience on how to help other and be empathic. This then led me to my counselling journey using my experience gained through my life experience, becoming a therapist in Bromley, and serving clients online.
My background living in Jamaica and personal experiences with people help me to be empathetic to many different backgrounds. Having moved first to the United States, and then to London, my experience of adjusting to different cultures, as well as navigating the administrative aspect of migrating, and overcoming these challenges, has equipped me well in my profession as a mentor, coach, and therapist in Bromley.
I have worked within schools, and for various agencies in the London area, with clients who have experienced loss and bereavement, as well as with ex-prisoners. I have worked for Local Authorities with youth offenders, and clients who are rehabilitating. I am especially well equipped to identify with people struggling with the dislocation adjustment to new physical and psychological environments, and adjusting to new languages and values.
HOW I WORK - APPROACHES I USE
I specialise in Person-centred, Psychodynamic, and Integrative counselling. I find that a combination of all these approaches to help clients be their better selves, and to make the best possible progress.
Developed by Carl Rogers, this emphasises the importance of the therapeutic relationship and the client's self-determination. Key features include empathy, unconditional positive regard, and genuineness from the counsellor. The approach recognises that individuals have the capacity to understand and direct their own growth. The counsellor provides a supportive and non-judgmental environment, allowing clients to explore their feelings, thoughts, and experiences at their own pace. Person-Centred Counselling focuses on fostering self-awareness, self-acceptance, and personal growth.
This draws from psychoanalytic theory and focuses on exploring the unconscious processes and early life experiences that shape an individual's current thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. The counsellor helps clients uncover and work through unconscious conflicts, unresolved issues, and patterns rooted in their past. The therapeutic relationship serves as a means to gain insight into the client's unconscious dynamics. By understanding and resolving underlying conflicts, clients can experience personal growth, improved self-awareness, and enhanced relationships.
This is an approach that combines techniques and theories from various counselling models to tailor therapy to the individual's unique needs. It integrates elements from different therapeutic approaches, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), humanistic approaches, psychodynamic principles, and more. The goal of integrative counselling is to provide a flexible and personalised treatment that draws upon the strengths of multiple approaches. As a therapist in Bromley, I will collaborate with you to identify the most effective strategies and interventions for your specific concerns.
With many years of mentoring experience, working with people to help them achieve their goals, setting them on the right path and giving them the skills to help them reach their full potential, you can count on CCMCS to provide a safe space for you to talk through your problems, and become the version of yourself you want to be.