Hello, my name is Chrissie and I offer one to one counselling in a safe, comfortable and containing space.
I have many years experience as a counsellor, which include working in the voluntary sector, education and private practice.
Many of us at times, experience emotional pain and distress, which can begin to feel overwhelming.
Experiences in our lives can leave us feeling confused, helpless, or angry without knowing why. Perhaps you feel lost, frightened, or out of control following a change in your life. At these times you may feel you need some professional help and support.
My aim is to 'support' you in finding your way, encouraging you to express yourself freely. In our sessions you will have the opportunity to explore what is happening in your life, to understand yourself more clearly, and to find ways of dealing with the issues and difficulties you are facing. The experience of self-exploration often leads to feeling more confident and in control of your life, because you begin to 'discover who you are.'
I understand it can feel difficult, even to make contact with a counsellor when life is a struggle. Perhaps you are asking yourself if it will even make a difference?
With this in mind, I offer an initial appointment, where you can ask the questions you might have about Counselling, it is also an opportunity for us to get to know each other and see if counselling is right for you at this time.
Whatever difficulty you are experiencing, Counselling has the potential to offer you a place where you can be understood and heard, safe in the knowledge that your words and feelings will be treated with dignity and respect.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the University of Surrey completing my Degree in Psychodynamic counselling. Prior to this I qualified for certificates in both Person centred and Psychodynamic counselling.
As a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), I work within the ethical framework of good practice, with a commitment to offering a high standard of professional therapeutic care.
I have been working as a counsellor within the community and voluntary sector for several years, and have experience in working with many varied people with their own unique difficulties.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- family dynamics
- loss of direction/identity
- workplace issues
- Life transitions
- historical childhood experiences
- feeling alone/isolated
- difficulties surrounding infertility
If you cannot see what may be concerning you listed, please contact me and we can see if I can give you the support you require.
My fees are:
£40.00 initial 90 minute appointment
£50.00 ongoing 50 minute appointments
A limited number of sessions may be available at a concessional rate for those who feel that they may benefit from counselling, but for whom such fee levels would be genuinely beyond their means.
If you feel counselling could help you, you can contact me by telephone or email. We will arrange an initial meeting at my consulting room to talk about your reasons for wanting help at this time.
If you find it difficult to pick up the phone, I would be happy to hear from you by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, this may initially feel more comfortable for you.
To arrange an appointment, or for more information, please call Chrissie on 07749 056 094
If I am unable to take your call, please leave a message, with your name and number. Please indicate if it is appropriate for me to call you back or leave a message on this number.