Christian Summers MBACP Registered
01202 779137 / 07774 925156
As an accredited registered BACP counsellor, I am fully qualified as a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor with many years’ experience working with both couples. individuals 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 enquiries 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 behaviours.
Below are some of the issues that I often work with;
- Fear & anxiety
- 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
- Spiritual direction
- Workplace issues
- Teenage depression
- Behavioural issues
- Internet and Computer addiction
My Practice is convenient for BH6 and BH23 postcodes and beyond. There are no additional charges for room hire.
Also Counselling students in Bournemouth and Christchurch schools
Counselling via 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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- 1/2 hour free first consultation
- £35 per 50 minute session
- No additional charges for room hire.
- Concessions available for counselling students
Counselling via Skype also available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Appointments available Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 8.00 pm. Saturday appointments also available. Please call 01202 779137 or 07774 925156 for further details.
Types of client