Caren Christie MSc. Pg Dip. MBACP
Hi I'm Caren, I am a fully qualified and experienced person centred counsellor, specialising in trauma, abuse and PTSD. I am a registered member of BACP* and adhere to professional standards and also work within the code of ethics. I provide one to one counselling to adults only. First initial 30 minute assessment session is free.
Sometimes our life circumstances can lead us to difficult and emotional places, and it can help to have someone to turn to that is impartial and will listen to what is important to you. The ability to focus on how things are for you and really hear how you feel, and accompany you through these difficult times working through your emotions can be a very unique and helpful experience.
Counselling offers a safe space to talk about the things that matter to you, to open up at your pace, and experience essentially a non judgemental, confidential and honest therapeutic relationship. Therapy involves talking about life events, feelings emotions relationships and patterns of behaviour. I will listen, encourage, empathise and challenge to help you see issues more clearly or in a different way which facilitates growth and change.
My aim is to ensure when you take that step into counselling, which can be extremely difficult that you are met with warmth, genuineness and compassion.
*BACP - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Master of Science In Counselling - University of Strathclyde
- Post Graduate Diploma In Person Centred Counselling - University of Strathclyde
- Emotion Focused Therapy - University of Strathclyde
- Person Centred practice of Couples and Family Counselling - University of Strathclyde
- Abuse and the effect on Children in Care - In Care Survivor Services Scotland
- Counselling Skills - Tamworth & Litchfield College
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Childhood Sexual Abuse within a care setting.
By ‘in care’, meaning any setting (placement) where a child or young person is required to live away from their normal place of residence (normally the family home), e.g. foster care, adoption, kinship care, residential children’s unit / home, residential school, hospital care and secure accommodation. The setting (placement) may be provided by a local authority or by voluntary and independent providers (e.g. voluntary organisations, religious based organisations, and private providers).
I believe it is essential that you find a counsellor that is right for you, so you feel comfortable to open up and talk about the things that are around for you. Most counsellors offer a taster/free session and it can be a wise decision to get a few people who you think fit what your looking for and call or meet them face to face, this will help your first steps into therapy.
Introductory session - Free - 30 Minutes
Daytime midweek sessions - £40 - 50 Minute therapeutic hour
Evening & Weekend sessions - £50 - 50 Minute therapeutic hour
*I can also offer a reduced rate under certain circumstances if finances are restrictive, please contact me for further details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Midweek and also flexible evening 1900 to 2100 and weekend appointments are available
Types of client