Christopher Wilson offers a deeply grounded presence for clients that is both direct and warm, facilitating a trust and a letting go into the therapeutic process. His intention is to hold a space for clients where all of what it means to be human is welcome, both light and shadow. Chris has a natural capacity for seeing beyond the surface manifestations of difficult symptoms and how these often present as symbols of a deeper and more fundamental confusion about his client’s relationship to life and their understanding of self. He hopes to catalyse in his client’s insight into the nature of identity and being, and consequently, the root of psychological suffering. Chris works as an integrative therapist, employing various techniques and modalities where appropriate for each client.
While he believes deeply in the restorative power of mindfulness, he sees it’s real power to be contained in it’s philosophical implications for our embodied existence. He draws on psycho-dynamic theory to gain a better understanding of where his clients potential may have become stuck or distorted in early life, and Jungian depth psychology to help illuminate the symbolic meaning of current behavioural, emotional and cognitive distress.
Chris has travelled widely and taken many jobs as a means to support his life as a practising fine artist. Motivated by an interest in perennial philosophy and a 20-year meditation practice, Chris is concerned primarily with existential concerns about meaning and purpose, and the depression, despair and anxiety that result from feeling alienated from these fundamentals. He views much suffering to be an inevitable by-product of our modern, secular habit of reducing experience to measurable phenomena, and so is inspired to help his clients reclaim the value of their subjective experience and it’s personal meaning. He has a special interest in addiction and anxiety.
Chris is an integrative counsellor and is registered with UKCP. He sees patients at a GP surgery in Wandsworth for The Awareness Centre’s low cost counselling service and in an alcohol recovery programme in the Royal Free Hospital. Chris is currently working towards a Masters in Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy.