Christian Summers MBACP Registered Counsellor
As a registered BACP counsellor, I am fully qualified as a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor with over 10 years’ experience working with adults and teenagers. Integrative counselling understands the connection between mind, body and spirit. This approach looks at your past, present and future, changing unhealthy patterns in your life
I believe we all have the capacity to move beyond our fears and challenges. Through gaining insight and compassion we can feel more confident within ourselves and as such more satisfied within our lives.
My approach to counselling and therapy is first to create a place of safety. Safety is the condition that enables us to explore conscious and unconscious issues together. I support personal inquiries at ever increasing depth to accomplish healing and continuous growth through the relationship. Healing leads to a space of self-discovery and new possibilities in life.
I am trained to listen, reflect and motivate, which provides a unique opportunity to gain a fresh perspective. It is important to feel accepted and understood for whom you really are and to this aim, I provide a supportive environment for self-discovery.
I offer a friendly and modern approach to dealing with the struggles of life today. Within my working practice clients often report feeling calmer and more confident within themselves having gained clarity around the challenges and difficulties they have been experiencing. I also offer clients techniques to deal with anxiety, unhelpful thoughts and compulsive behaviour.
Below are some of the issues that I often work with;
- Fear & anxiety
- Health Issues
- Shame and self-doubt
- Low self-esteem
- Stress and illness
- Social anxiety
- Loss and bereavement
- Partnerships & marriages
- Relationship & family issues
- LGBT? issues
- Sex and sexuality
- Compulsive behaviour
- Workplace issues
- Teenage depression
- Behavioural issues
- Internet and Computer addiction
My Practice is convenient for BH6 and BH23 postcodes and beyond.
Counselling via Zoom or Skype available
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Motivational Interviewing in Clinical Practice Level H
Tackling Substance Misuse - Level 3 accredited
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- 1/2 hour free as part of first session assessment.
- £40 per 50 minute session
- £50 per 1 hour Couples Counselling (Face to Face only)
- Concessions available for students on counselling courses
Counselling via Zoom or Skype now available.