Christine Hawkins, MA Counselling (CB), MBACP
Victoria Park Clinic
593 Victoria Park
02920 564111 / 07914 806346
Hello, I am an experienced counsellor and CBT therapist with over twelve years' experience. I am also a clinical supervisor in training.
CBT, or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, is a talking therapy. It has been proven to help treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions in adults, young people and children. CBT looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we act. In turn our actions can affect how we think and feel. The therapist and client work together in changing the client’s behaviours, or their thinking patterns, or both of these.
Because of the effectiveness of its treatments, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends CBT for a number of conditions (CG26, CG90, CG113, CG115, CG123, CG159, NG23 amongst others).
Many difficult emotions occur as a result of a range of life's challenges and CBT can help you to explore these.
Counselling involves your counsellor listening, understanding and being empathic. You will find this a safe place in which to explore your situation, thoughts, emotions and behaviour in a confidential space with someone who is non-judgemental and supportive.
In my practice I will work with you to help you to understand the meanings and reasons behind your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Together, through tried and tested methods, I can help you to develop skills and techniques to develop new ways of thinking. This will free you from unhelpful behaviours and enable you to have a better quality of life.
Please feel free to give me a call or email me to discuss and to see how we can work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Therapeutic Counselling (Cognitive Behavioural), 2014
Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Cognitive Behavioural), 2013
Certificate in Counselling, 2004
BSc (Hons), 2004
MSc, 2001 (non-related)
Counselling clients with issues with drug and/or alcohol at Inroads Street Drug Project - 2010 to 2013
Counselling clients at Mind, Cardiff - 2012 to 2013
Counselling clients with various issues in GP surgery - 2011 to 2012
Counselling groups and individuals at LighterLife - 2004 to 2016
Counselling individuals in private practice - 2010 to date
CBTi (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia) workshop - 2015
Various NHS workshops, including therapy for grief, sadness and worry - 2011 to 2012
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a special interest in helping clients who are struggling with the menopause and those who are dealing with insomnia.
I am a supervisor in training and welcome supervisees at a low cost.
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Self-referral - £40 per hour before 5pm and £45 per hour from 5pm onwards.
Clients referred by their GP (with letter) - £35 per hour before 5pm and £40 per hour from 5pm onwards.
Students (including trainee counsellors and nurses) - £30 with a valid NUS or Student ID card (before 5pm only). After 5pm, the above fees apply.
Low cost supervision - please call to discuss.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Phone or email for availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a trainee supervisor, currently studying for a PG Diploma in Consultative Supervision at the University of South Wales; I will graduate in July 2017.View supervision profile