Kit Counselling



MBACP qualified therapist based in Bristol offering online, telephone & in-person appointments

Chris Foster
BSc (Hons), PGDip, MBACP
Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

My Approach 

Hello, and welcome. I’m Chris and I’m a qualified humanistic psychotherapeutic counsellor with specialist training in bereavement, identity and working within the ASD & LGBTQ+ community. (I am an LGBTQ+ affirmative counsellor). Whatever life’s throwing your way, be it anxiety or an overwhelming feeling, I believe in treating the individual, and my approach draws from the humanistic tradition which puts you at the centre, and explores concepts such as growth, choice, understanding and meaning- making.

Typically, you can expect a gentle beginning as we start to find your therapeutic needs via a person centred approach which can then be built upon depending on those needs. I also draw from other schools within the humanistic tradition such as Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, and Existential therapies to aid and support you in the here-and-now.

Together, we can help you on a journey to find meaning behind what life is like for you with empathy, non-judgement, and warmth to find your true potential. You deserve to feel your best self. 

I currently am able to offer sessions online, over the phone or in person on a 1-1 basis for adults - please see below for further details on availability or contact me for more info. 

Professional Qualifications & Experience


University of Brighton ~ Post Graduate Diploma Humanist Psychotherapeutic Counselling 


MindOut ~ Working with, and supporting the LGBTQ+ community 


St Barnabas ~ Bereavement Training 

2019 -2020

MET Brighton ~ Counselling Skills Levels 2 & 3


SHOUT~ Crisis Counselling


The Open University ~ Principles of Social & Psychological Inquiry 


University of Derby ~ Understanding Autism, Asperger's & ADHD


The University of Warwick ~ Literature & Mental Health: Reading for Wellbeing


King's College London ~ Understanding Drugs & Addiction


The University of Nottingham~ "How to read a mind" Cognitive poetics.

2014 - 2017

The Open University ~ Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Psychology

My Background

  • I have worked within the charity sector offering bereavement counselling at St.Barnabas and LGTBQ+ counselling at MindOut - both in Sussex.
  • More recently, I also work as a bereavement counsellor for Suicide&Co.
  •  In addition I have volunteered over 375 hours for SHOUT

Prior to a career in therapy I have employment experience across many sectors including; finance, retail, management, care, mental health support and catering.

My specialisms and interests are:

  • Anxiety, depression, stress
  • Relationships
  • Bereavement
  • LGBTQ+ concerns  - (I am an LGBTQ+ Affirmative Counsellor)
  • Gender and sexuality 
  • Neurodiversity
  • Life changes
  • Identity
  • OCD
  • Addictions
  • Decision making
  • Male issues/support

This list is not exhaustive - please contact me to discuss your needs to see if there is a way of working that is best for you. It might be that I can refer you to another professional specialising in an area that best suits your requirements. 

Next Steps

Cost  & Fees :


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£50 per session of private counselling  (£60 via BCP based on their terms - see below)


Sessions last up to 50 minutes. How many sessions will vary depending on your needs and can be discussed and reviewed throughout the therapeutic relationship. Sessions will be weekly unless agreed otherwise. 


Please complete the form below. I will then contact you with some questions to better understand your needs. After this, we can book a free 30 minute session in order to meet and decide what happens next.


Currently I work weekdays:

Online or Telephone sessions available throughout the week (where sessions are available). Please contact me for availability.

Tuesdays & Thursdays. This is located in Downend from my very inviting and comfortable garden room.

Wednesdays in-person (where sessions are available) located in Kingswood (north Bristol)  where sessions are charged at a fixed rate of £60 for in-person & Online.

Fridays in-person (where sessions are available). This is located in Southville, Bristol  where sessions are charged at a fixed rate of £60 for in-person & Online.

I can offer short or long-term work. I carry full Public Liability Insurance and  am a qualified member of the BACP. I also have an enhanced DBS Certificate.

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