CIRENCESTER COUNSELLING. Christine Allan
I am an accredited psychodynamic therapist with over 15 years experience. I work in a peaceful and private setting right in the heart of Cirencester. Alongside my private practice, I have worked for many years in a GP surgery, and on an Employee Welfare Scheme. In addition I have been a Senior Counsellor and tutor within the largest counselling agency in Gloucestershire. I am also a qualified clinical supervisor and offer supervision to both individuals and groups.
In order to be most effective I integrate tools from several counselling disciplines into my psychodynamic practice, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) I also look at the way your past experiences may be influencing you in your present circumstances.
Alongside working with individual adults, I also offer relationship counselling. I am currently completing an Advanced training with the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships.
As an Accredited and Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) I adhere to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, making counselling a safe, confidential and effective experience for you.
Please email me or log on to www.cirencestercounselling.co.uk to have any of your questions answered.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Certificate in the Couple relationship, (The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, 2018).
Diploma in Clinical Supervision (University of South Wales 2013)
Accredited Member of the British Association for Counsellling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) (2005).
Foundation Training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Talkmatters, (2006)
UKRC Registered Counsellor (2001)
WPF Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (2001)
Foundation certificate in Humanistic Counselling, University of Hertfordshire 1995
BA (hons) Psychology/Philosophy University of Warwick (1984)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Free Initial 15 minute Telephone Consultation
Initial 90 minute consultation : £60 Individuals, Couples £70
Ongoing weekly 50 minute sessions: Individuals £50, Couples £65
I am available for both daytime and evening sessions Monday to Thursday. Online sessions are available during the Covid outbreak.