Christian Summers

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MBACP (Accred) Counsellor
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Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

As an accredited 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
  • Depression
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Partnerships & marriages
  • Relationship & family issues
  • LGBT? issues
  • Sex and sexuality
  • Addiction
  • Compulsive behaviour
  • Workplace issues
  • Teenage depression
  • Behavioural issues
  • Anger
  • Bullying
  • Internet and Computer addiction

My Practice is convenient for Bournemouth BH1 postcode and beyond.

Counselling via Zoom or Teams available

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Motivational Interviewing in Clinical Practice Level H

Tackling Substance Misuse - Level 3  accredited

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

  • 1/2 hour free as part of the first session assessment. The first session is 1 hour and 20 minutes. The following sessions are 50 minutes.
  • £50 per 50-minute session
  • Concessions available for students on counselling courses

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Appointments available Monday to Thursday from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm last appointment. Friday 9.00 am to 1.00 pm the last appointment. Please call 07774925156 for further details.

Further information

Counselling via Zoom or Teams is also available.

Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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Christian Summers
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