Christine Perry Cert Ed, Dip Couns, MBACP Accred
Are you feeling depressed, stressed or anxious? Are you feeling overwhelmed by emotions and other problems? I work with couples and individuals to assist them to feel better about themselves and their lives and if they choose to make changes to improve the quality of their lives.
How I Work
My aim is to work with you in a warm, confidential and non-judgemental way to help you clarify your thoughts and feelings about the difficulties you are experiencing in your current life situation. Together we work to enable you to find a way forward which is right for you and to enhance your sense of well being. Sometimes the issues which are brought to counselling may be related to past events. Reviewing deep-seated issues can bring about the healing of old hurts. This also gives the opportunity to become aware of old patterns of behaviour and negative habits, allowing you to start to change them.
I use a combination of approaches including Humanistic and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to help you start to manage your problems more effectively and feel better about life.
Firstly I like to meet and talk with you to understand your concerns and needs. We look at how you would like to be coping differently with them and if I think I can help you.
How Counselling Can Help
We may be going through a difficult time in our lives. Sometimes we feel stuck with feelings and thoughts that just don't seem to go away. We go over and over things in our heads and strong feelings and thoughts may keep us awake at night. Talking about things with someone who is trained to listen can help us to understand ourselves better, face difficulties and start to find a way forward in a way that did not seem possible on our own. Gradually we can start to feel more at ease and more able to cope effectively.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I hold a Diploma in Counselling, a Certificate in Counselling Supervision and a Certificate in Couples Counselling.
I have been working professionally as a counsellor in the NHS, educational settings and privately for 22 years.
I supervise other counsellors and have taught on an HND in Counselling.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Individuals £40 per session. You are welcome to self refer. Referrals can also be made by health professionals, companies and employee assistance programmes.
I have experience with a wide area of issues. I also have experience in an Occupational Health setting where I have worked with a lot of work related issues such as work related stress, health issues, bullying, and formal proceedings.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have some availability for early evening appointments in Ringwood as well as daytimes.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training