- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness based CBT
- Trauma focused CBT
- Video and telephone consultations
About me and my therapy practice:
When life becomes stressful human beings often feel anxious, panicky, angry or depressed. We may develop ways of coping with these difficult feelings such as: avoiding people or situations, being argumentative, cleaning or checking things excessively, trying to keep the peace by saying yes when we mean no, worrying about how we look or what others think of us, needing things to be perfect or just right, eating too little or too much and so on and so forth.
Talking things through is very important so we have a shared understanding of what you are struggling with. Then we can use CBT to help figure out what may be keeping the problem going and tackle these one by one. Working together in a respectful and compassionate environment, we can increase understanding and bring about helpful change.
I have over 12 years’ experience of working as a therapist in the NHS and private practice.
CBT is a talking therapy with a practical approach and can be applied to us all because psychological problems can happen to anyone; they are often simply exaggerated versions of normal processes. If you wish to discuss whether CBT is the right way forward for you, I would be happy to do so with an initial telephone call free of charge.
I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Disordered Eating, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME, Depression, Health Related Issues, Obsessions, OCD, Perfectionism, Phobias, Post-Traumatic Stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Low Self Esteem, Self Harm, Stress, Trauma, Work Related Stress.
Talking really does help.
Areas of interest
Applied Relaxation; Behavioural Activation (BA); CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP);Counselling; Mindfulness based CBT; Trauma focused CBT; Compassion Focused Therapy: PTSD and trauma
Current NHS consultant posts held
South Central NHS Veterans Service Reading. Now retired from the NHS
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- PG Dip Reading University 2009
- BSc. Hons Plymouth University 1988
Affiliations / memberships
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
0787 2954013 Chris Quirk
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) session - (>50)