Hi I'm Chrissie and I am a Person-Centred therapist who believes that you know yourself best and have the ability to find the answer for yourself, but occasionally we feel stuck or lost and need a little help to move forward.
Working together we can find ways to overcome your obstacles and improve your life by exploring your inner thoughts, feelings, emotions and experiences, and learning how to have a better understanding of them.
I provide a confidential, safe space where you can feel heard, understood and respected without feeling judged. Having space to explore your concerns, issues, dilemmas and fears.
You'll have time for yourself, where you are important without having to worry about anyone else. I will work with you at your pace, ensuring your autonomy throughout the time we have together to ensure you are happy with the outcome.
As a registered member of the BACP, I work within set guidelines of a governing body that is an accredited member of the Professional Standards Authority. I undertake regular continuous professional development workshops and keep up to date with the latest research and developments in the counselling and psychotherapy sector.
I have worked in counselling practices since 2015, working with clients from teens to retirement age. I have experience in working with clients who have relationship issues, bereavement issues, attachment issues and those who are affected by generalised anxiety disorder, panic attacks, fear, anger, rage, depression, low self-esteem, low self-confidence and sexual and/or physical abuse. I am experienced in using the “rewind” technique for people with traumatic memories.
Having Experience of living with a physical disability myself and the challenges that brings, working with others that live with disabilities is something that is close to my heart. Supporting others with PIP assessments, discrimination at work, anxiety and depression, isolation and socialising difficulties, health concerns to name a few.
I have previously worked as a counsellor at The University of Leicester, and volunteered as a counsellor at Cruse bereavement care and Mosaic disability service for three years.
Starting counselling can be scary. By reading my profile, you have already taken the first steps; to arrange your first session please email, call or text using the details provided above. We can discuss your needs and arrange a suitable time to meet.
I work on an individual basis offering both long and short term therapy, at a locations near the city centre, there is on street parking close by (at a small cost, unless you hold a blue badge). and in the LE4 area of Leicester. (free parking). I am also able to offer online sessions via Zoom and other online platforms.
I believe that therapy should be available for all, so offer a number of low cost sessions and discounted sessions for students. Please ask for details.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling studies
- Certificate in Equality & Diversity
- ABC Bereavement course
- I undertake 30+ Continued professional development every year
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions last 50 minutes on a one to one basis
Fees are £35 - £40 per session