Christine Hawkins, MA Counselling (CB), MBACP
Victoria Park Clinic
593 Victoria Park
02920 564111 / 07914 806346
Hello, I am a warm, experienced counsellor and CBT therapist with over twelve years' experience. I am also a clinical and consultative supervisor.
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. I am a CBT therapist with training in Transactional Analysis.
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 (depression, anxiety and substance misuse amongst others).
Many difficult emotions occur as a result of a range of life's challenges and CBT can help you to explore these.
Please feel free to give me a call or email me to discuss and to see how we can work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Diploma in Consultative Supervision 2017
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
Supervising groups within NHS, at Journeys and at Connections Counselling, Cardiff - 2016 to 2017
Supervising individuals at GDAS and within NHS - 2016-2017
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.
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Students (with evidence) - £30
GP referrals (with letter) - £35
All other - £40
GP referrals - £40
All others - £45
Self-referral - £40 per hour before 5pm and £45 per hour from 5pm onwards.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Phone or email for availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
In addition to counselling experience, I have twenty years' experience of managing staff, training and staff development and am proud of helping many members of my teams to achieve promotion.View supervision profile