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CIRENCESTER COUNSELLING. BA Hons (MBACP Accred) UKRC

About me

I am an accredited psychodynamic therapist with over 20 years experience. I work in a peaceful and private setting in Down Ampney.  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 hold 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)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

From £55.00 to £75.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • WPA

Additional information

Free Initial 15 minute Telephone Consultation

Initial 90 minute consultation : £65 Individuals,  Couples  £75

Ongoing weekly 50 minute sessions:  Individuals £55, Couples £65

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available for both daytime and evening sessions Monday to Thursday.  Online sessions are available during Covid outbreaks.

The Consulting Room, Down Ampney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5PQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

The Consulting Room is up a flight of stairs, but I offer Zoom sessions for anyone unable to access the premises.

Supervision

In person
Phone

Christine Allan (BA hons Psych/Phil) holds a postgraduate qualification in clinical supervision from the University of Wales.

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