Chris graduated from Kent University with a first class honours degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies. He also holds a diploma in Counselling Therapy, is a registered member of the British Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (BACP) and accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS). Birkbeck University London is currently providing his studies towards his Master's degree in Psychoanalytic Studies. Chris advises businesses and organisations on mental health training and counselling service provision. Chris holds indemnity insurance and is DBS cleared.
Chris offers warmth, deep compassion, a strictly non-judgemental approach with a broad intellectual reach that supports a fascination into people and relationships.
A varied background offers life experience and gentle humour. Chris lives with his young family just south of Canterbury.
Chris's introduction to psychotherapy came from his father The Rev. Maurice Kidd, who trained as a psychotherapist under Dr. Harry Guntrip.
Chris worked for the Samaritans before pursuing a 19 year police career which considerably extended his life experience. Chris specialised in intelligence research and analysis, corporate strategy, and organisational management, qualifying as an Inspector. He is trained in risk and trauma management, data-protection, and advanced investigation skills.
A desire to return to education offered the opportunity for a career change, with Chris obtaining a first class degree and a diploma. He also spent sometime lecturing in Counselling at Ashford College.
Chris studied Freudian Psychoanalysis under Professor Janet Sayers, as well as Existentialism, Buddhism, Islam and Sociology of Religion whilst at University. Chris is especially interested in postmodernism, deconstructionism, and radical theology; being particularly inspired by the writing of John D. Caputo of whom he had the pleasure of meeting for Lectures in 2015. Powerful insights and interpretations are offered with the use of simple metaphors and analogies, ensuring you are central to the therapy.
Chris holds FE certificates in work-place mediation; conflict management, promoting equality and diversity, and in policing. Chris has experience working with mentoring young people, especially those with behavioural challenges including ASD, ADHD etc. Chris is a mental health consultant, trainer and therapist for Medway Public Health Team, Medway Council.
Chris specialises in the area of schizoidism and Personal Relations Therapy, as well as trauma and emotional focused therapy (EFT). He has also studied widely in the area of existentialism, depth psychology. He is a strong advocate of Gestalt therapy and techniques where it is appropriate.
Chris has worked with couples, groups and families, seeking to improve relationships and communication, bringing both a personal, pragmatic and strategic awareness.
Chris is registered with the BACP, and complies with their ethical framework. Chris is committed to providing a flexible, confidential, non-judgemental approach which places your needs at the centre of the counselling experience.