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Charles Wright prides himself on being very empathetic and a good listener, working to ensure the client feels valued and heard. He aims to create a space where the client can open up and discuss issues which may be difficult to express. As a trainee counsellor Charles has a very calm and patient manner about him. He is non-judgmental, helping to make the client feel at ease, treated as a person who can reach their potential and can change their life for the better. Using an integrative approach, Charles will draw on different ways of working with a client according to their needs.
Working as a peer supporter in a Mental Health charity in South London for nearly three years, Charles has had over one hundred hours of face-to-face meetings, supporting people in crisis with suicidal ideation, anxiety, low mood and more severe mental health issues and often accompanied with a whole range of complex social issues such as refugee status, housing difficulties and the problems that go with it. Having been exposed to many people in crisis, in Charles’ opinion, life does get better if one can talk about it in a supportive and understanding space. He was born in Peru and is bilingual in English and Spanish. He has also travelled extensively, which means Charles has been open to various cultures, giving him the ability to relate to a broad variety of people. He has had an interest in art and design.
Charles is an integrative counsellor working towards his Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Integrative approach and he is BACP accredited. He works for The Awareness Centre’s Low-Cost Counselling Service in Clapham.