Christopher Paling

About me and my practice

I collaborate with people experiencing difficulties in all aspects of their lives, working on problem behaviours primarily that their relationship with both legal, prescribed, and illicit substances have exacerbated.

Outline of offer

With over twenty years of therapeutic behaviour change experience, I have delivered services employed in both the NHS and charitable sectors. I work with people who want to change their use of alcohol and other drugs as well as other lifestyle changes. My work is built on a foundation of mental health awareness, harm reduction and a person-centred approach. I continuously develop my practice to have greater knowledge and understanding to facilitate people to assist change including cognitive, trauma informed and solution focused approaches. The core of my approach is the importance of harm reduction, staying healthy and emotionally connected. I also am an ex-serviceman and can help veterans who have struggled to resettle back to civilian life. In more recent times I have had the opportunity to develop my practice to offer equine facilitation and learning for human development. I am a gentle and truly passionate horseman. The potential for equines to help people make lifestyle changes, to be happy, improving both body and mind is massive. Through a youthful soul of curiosity and enthusiasm I bring an inner flame of authentic presence that you can trust.  


  • Substance use disorders
  • Harm reduction
  • Gambling
  • Friends and Family Support
  • Veterans
  • Offending behaviour
  • Group work facilitation and training
  • SMART recovery UK facilitator

Contact details

Mobile: 07545 922943