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Christopher Pollock

01225 808755

Counselling & Psychotherapy

Individuals & Couples

Counselling Supervision

Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14
Mobile: 07754 542347
e-Mail: chris@deepjadesea.org.uk

Accredited member of BACP

Working with Christopher Pollock

Where do I work?

I normally work in a comfortable room in Trowbridge, Wiltshire; but I do not judge this to be safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Consequently, at present I am only working 'remotely', via voice (phone, Signal, or WhatsApp) or video (I prefer Zoom).

This is not the same as working together in person, but it is more helpful than not talking.

Contact me if you want to know more about this.

(I have found this blog post a good summary of the risks of spreading the virus, which, to me, says it is not wise to work in the same room together.)

How I work

I offer regular sessions in which we can talk. I will be guided by your idea of what to focus on. If you are not sure what issues to address, that's fine, we can explore together.

It is important to me that we are clear about and agree on what we are doing. Mostly, you talk and I listen, without judging. I reflect back to you my understanding and things I believe will help you.


It is very important that you feel safe with me. What you say is treated in strictest confidence, much as when you see a doctor, and any notes I make are locked away between sessions.

What times can I come?

For individuals, sessions are 50 minutes long; for couples, they are usually 75 minutes long. I offer appointments on Mondays to Wednesdays, both mornings and afternoons. Depending upon availability, I may be able to offer early morning or late afternoon/early evening appointments.

We will normally meet at the same time each week, and we decide together how many sessions are appropriate for you.

How much does it cost?

I offer an initial session, with no obligation, in which we can see how we might work together. This session is free, if less than 30 minutes, otherwise my normal session rate is chargeable. If you do choose to continue, we agree on future meetings, payments and other administrative details.

My current standard rate for individuals is £45 per session of 50 minutes. For couples, I offer sessions of 75 minutes for £68. I will give at least a month's notice of any change of these rates.

But please talk to me if cost is a concern for you.

How can I pay?

For remote sessions, I prefer payment by bank transfer (BACS) or via PayPal, at this link: paypal.me/deepjadesea. Or I can send you a private weblink on which you can make a secure card payment.

In person, I also accept payment by cash, card or cheque.

How long does it last?

I can work short-term or long-term, going as deep as is right for you.

Some clients find that a few weeks are enough, others continue to work over a longer period. As a client, you share control over and responsibility for the course of the work, so we can end when it is best for you.

To find out a bit more about what counselling and psychotherapy is like, look at some of my other pages.