The Family Associates

Chris Edwards, Occupational Therapist, EMDR therapy training for trauma

HCPC Registered number OT68211

Hi, I´m Chris, an Occupational Therapist based in Penrith with extensive experience in mental health and education supporting primary and secondary children, teens, families and adults. I am currently training in Eye movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) psychotherapy for trauma.

I can provide support for clients experiencing a range of mental health difficulties such as anxiety, low self-esteem, emotional dysregulation and emotionally based school avoidance. 

I also work with clients who identify as being neurodiverse or suspect they may be neuro-diverse, including difficulties such as coping at school, communicating and interacting with others.

Lastly, I also enjoy supporting clients from LBGTQIA+ communities who may be having difficulties around their sexuality and may feel confused, rejected or judged by others.

As a therapist, I will work with the individual to identify how their mental health and well-being affects them, provide valuable coping skills, and work together to achieve their future goals.

My approach is holistic, so I consider every element of the person’s life in therapy. I also ensure that our sessions are tailored to the person’s needs and is in an environment that is non-judgemental, open-minded and adaptable.

I can offer you in-person therapy in Penrith or online and I work with:

● Children and Families ● Young People (aged 7 to under 19)

● Adults ● Young Adults (19 -25) 

I can help you with:

  • Depression and low mood
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety and Phobias
  • Stress
  • Childhood difficulties (including managing ADHD and behaviour problems)
  • Teenage difficulties
  • Worries about school
  • LGBTIQA+ support
  • Autism
  • Mindfulness