Christel Owen, Dip, MACC, Christian counsellor, counselling in London essex
I offer affordable counselling to those who are unable to cope with life for various reasons, are depressed, anxious or confused, suffer from low self-esteem, addiction, having difficulty relating to others, dissatisfied with work, marriage or lifestyle, worried about children or family members, struggling with illness, suffered mental, physical, emotional, spiritual or sexual abuse including trauma.
I also provide counselling for marriage in crisis online. My job is to offer a service which might highlight your weaknesses without any judgement and help you to strength them in order to take you to another level.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor who has undertaken professional training for five years and am committed to ongoing training and excellence. I am a member of the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC), and have an obligation to work within their code of ethics, therefore I receive supervision from an accredited supervisor on a monthly basis.
Trained in an integrative way, I have experience of various different styles of counselling and am able to adapt according to the needs of the client. These techniques can include Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis (TA). I hold a diploma in Integrative Counselling and a Foundation Degree in Social sciences.
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (1999)
- Certificate in Counselling Studies (2009)
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling (2012)
- CPD Cert. "Understand how to support individuals on the autism spectrum" 2014
- CPD Cert. "Neuroscience, Attachment and the Couple" 2014
- CPD Cert. "Mindfulness" 2015
- CPD Cert. "Dealing with debts" 2015
- CPD cert. "Integrating art in counselling"2017
- CPD cert. "Working with the neurobiological legacy of trauma." 2017
- CPD cert. " Dissociation and DID (dissociative and identity disorder)" 2017
- CPD cert. "Trauma and the body: dissociation" 2018
- CPD cert. "Sexual abuse" 2018
- CPD cert. "Narcissism and Echoism" 2019
Association for Christian Counsellors
The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK. The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.
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
My fees are £45 per session face to face, however, this is negotiable for students and those on limited incomes.
My fees online are £40 per session for one to one.
Marriage counselling is £50 per session, negotiable for couples on low incomes.
Concessions offered for
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday between 10 and 3 pm and evenings. Call me to find out what is the availability for it can be subjective according to the number of clients I have.
For face-to-face counselling therapy, my counselling practice locations are in the following areas: IG5, E11.
For travelling purposes, the locations are within the areas of Ilford, South Woodford, Woodford, Wanstead, Stratford, Barkingside, Hainault, Redbridge, Gants Hill, Barkingside, Chingford and Chigwell.
I am a member of ACC (Association of Christian Counsellors) and have an obligation to work within their code of ethics.