Christopher Bygrave, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Christopher Bygrave

Leeds LS1
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Christopher Bygrave, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Christopher Bygrave

Leeds LS1
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My Approach

I have a Diploma and Masters in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy, which I received upon the completion of an extensive, eight year training programme with BCPC (Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling).

I received my foundation certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling in 2014 and have been working in private practice since 2016, originally seeing clients in Cheltenham and Bristol. Additionally, I have over five years’ experience working with an agency offering counselling to 11-25 year olds and I have spent four years working for the Bristol Sanctuary, an NHS funded service offering emotional support to people in crisis and working closely alongside emergency services.

Finally, I have an undergraduate degree in Music and am interested in the many different and creative ways in which people express themselves. I believe that words often fail to truly represent us and that healing comes about when we experience being understood and accepted at a deeper, unspoken level.

About Me

Hi, I'm Chris. I offer psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling in Leeds and online. I see therapy as the co-creation of a warm, authentic relationship, in which we create the conditions to shine a light onto the wounded or neglected parts of the self. This is a process that also encourages growth, helping you to becoming more in tune and at ease with who you are.

I can offer both short and long-term work together, but generally with the sessions being open-ended as this allows the work together to unfold at a natural rhythm, leading us towards the places where we can explore the roots of your difficulties.

My approach is humanistic and integrative, with the therapeutic relationship placed at the centre of my work. I also have an interest in psychodynamic, embodied and transpersonal theories and methods. I consider my role as a therapist as being less about giving advice or 'self improvement' and instead about empowering you to step into the entirety of yourself as a unique person.

Having spent the majority of my life in the South West of the country (excluding a stint at university in Newcastle and a year spent studying in Adelaide, South Australia), at the beginning of 2024 I took the decision to relocate to Leeds, where I now live and run my psychotherapy practice from a room in a peaceful square in the city centre.

I enjoy working with people from all backgrounds and welcome enquiries from all, regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.

I work with

  • Individuals

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bereavement
  • Chronic Illness
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gender
  • Identity Problems
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Obsessions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Relationships
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Suicide
  • Trauma

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy

Leeds Office

45A Park Square East
Leeds LS1 2NP
United Kingdom

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£50 per session

I offer a free initial 20 minute consultation over the phone if you would like to discuss working together and find out a bit more before arranging a session.


If you are a student or on low income, please let me know. I aim to dedicate 10% of my practice to low-cost sessions and can offer a concessionary rate when I have spaces available.

UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Christopher Bygrave

Christopher Bygrave

Leeds LS1

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