Chris Hibberd


NSPC Roles
Research Supervisor,

Christopher J Hibberd, MA (Dist), BA(Hons); BACP(Reg); Accredited Mediator

I am widely experienced in phenomenologically-oriented existential / integrative therapy, learning and leadership consultancy and training, coaching and mediation. My experience encompasses the public (e.g. NHS, local government and UK Sport), charity (e.g. Arthritis Care) and commercial (e.g. Goldman Sachs, Tesco and Specsavers) sectors and this underpins my passions for, and interests in:

psychotherapy for:

  • adolescents with life-challenges
  • impaired parenting and childhood trauma
  • life-long anxiety and depression 
  • fear and panic
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • fear of isolation and abandonment
  • resolving disputes in ‘relationships’

coaching for:

  • Existential coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioural Coaching
  • Executive coaching
  • runner / athlete performance
  • sports psychology
  • mind / body perspectives

corporate development, including:

  • organisational values and cultural development
  • change and transitions
  • learning strategy and evaluation
  • leadership team effectiveness

I predominantly view my therapy, corporate, coaching and work through existential, phenomenological and relational lenses, and I am particularly passionate about heuristic, reflexive and phenomonological research - which framed my MA dissertation as the child of a chaotic mum (diagnosed with borderline personality disorder).

As a researcher, I am driven by approaches that move from wide to narrow and general to the specific, with focus, rational and a structure that enables cohesion, logic and creativity.

A believer in the pluralism stance, I love exploring conradictions and paradoxes and how they can be held sympathetically. 

Amongst other great thinkers, I am a fan of Kierkegaard, Sartre, Yalom, Witmore, Socrates, Gallway, Todres and Wittgenstein.

April 2021

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