Christine Shields Dip.Couns. MBACP
07976 794713 / 07976 794713
Now that you are considering counselling you have made the first step towards making the life changes you desire. By working together with me, exploring your thoughts and feelings in a trusting and empathic relationship, you can learn about yourself and bring about those life changes.
I offer counselling in a private and confidential setting where you will not be judged. Sessions take place at my home in a dedicated room providing privacy and a comfortable environment.
I am trained as a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor which means I can call on a range of disciplines and techniques designed to suit you as an individual. Once we have built a trusting relationship using dialogue we may move on to utilising more creative methods such as sand tray, artwork, timeline and guided visualisation.
If you are interested in HYPNOTHERAPY:- This can be very useful for tackling issues such as sleep disorders, weight issues, anxiety, confidence building, phobias, giving up smoking, addictions and many, many more things. We will meet for an initial assessment, free of charge, and then have two or three Hypnotherapy sessions. This will be followed by a CD or memory stick for 'top up' sessions
Please phone me for an informal chat. We can then make an appointment at a mutually convenient time for a free thirty minute session to see if counselling will be helpful to you and that we can work together.
As well as my private practice I work as a bereavement counsellor for Cruse Bereavement Care, working on a voluntary basis with them for the past six years.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their Code of Ethics and Practice (please see my listing in the BACP 'Seeking a Therapist' site) I am covered by Professional Indemnity insurance.
I attend regular supervision and undertake ongoing training and professional development.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have trained to Diploma level in Humanistic Integrative Counselling and hold an ODL Diploma in Bereavement Counselling (Distinction). I am also trained as a counsellor for Cruse Bereavement Care. I am also a qualified Hypnotherapist.
Additional certificated training:-
Transactional Analysis, Understanding Suicide, Emotional Freedom Technique, Binge Eating and Obesity, Working with Shame, Working with Anger, Drug and Alcohol Misuse, Alcohol and Older People, Loss of a Child.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also offer Pet Bereavement Counselling.
When you lose a beloved pet other people often do not seem to understand the pain and grief you can experience. You can explore your thoughts and feelings with me without being judged.
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Sessions last for one hour and are charged at £30 per session.
We will begin with an initial 30 minute session free of charge , to see whether counselling may be helpful and that we can work together.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays up until 6pm. Saturday mornings