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Christian Summers MBACP Registered Counsellor

Bournemouth BH6 & Christchurch BH23
01202 002586 07774 925156
Bournemouth BH6 & Christchurch BH23

About me

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
  • 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 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

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Art therapy/Art psychotherapy
  • Arts therapies
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dramatherapy
  • EMDR
  • Equine therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Music therapy
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Fees

  • 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

Further information

Counselling via Zoom or Skype now available.

Bournemouth
Dorset
BH6

Christchurch
Dorset
BH23

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Appointments available Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 8.00 pm. Please call 01202 002586 or 07774 925156 for further details.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Christian Summers  MBACP Registered Counsellor

Christian Summers MBACP Registered Counsellor

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01202 002586

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07774 925156
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