Welcome, I’m Christie. I provide tailored online therapy for the personal issues that might be worrying you alongside my work on the general psychiatry team at Priory Hospital North London.
By looking for a counsellor you have already taken the first step in what can seem a daunting process. I provide a calm, safe and non-judgemental space to explore what’s going on for you and support you through difficult times with warmth, genuineness and respect.
What I can offer
I welcome anyone wishing to improve their wellbeing in these often difficult and unprecedented times. This could be moving forward after a challenging experience, overcoming current obstacles, changing unhelpful patterns or gaining a better understanding of yourself.
I work integratively, which means I draw on a range of approaches depending on what works best for you and the issues you would like to address. You might have a good awareness of what you would like help with and have specific goals we can work towards in a structured, collaborative way. Alternatively, you might be looking for a safe and confidential space to talk without fear of criticism and make sense of your experiences. I will listen with respect and without judgement.
I believe that the key to effective therapy is not the therapist’s approach but the quality of the relationship. I’d therefore encourage you to get in touch for a free 15-minute telephone chat to get a feel for how we could work together. If it doesn’t seem a good fit, I am happy to recommend some other potential options.
The first step is to send me a message on here. We can then arrange a call and take things from there.
Take care and I look forward to meeting you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a master’s degree with distinction in counselling and psychotherapy from Liverpool John Moores University. I hold a diploma in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and am trained in dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) skills. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and attend regular clinical supervision. I hold full insurance and an enhanced DBS.
I currently work with adult inpatients and outpatients in both group and individual settings at Priory Hospital North London. I have prior experience working with adults, young people and primary school children with a diverse range of presenting issues in a number of settings including individuals and family members affected by neurological disorders at The Brain Charity, Liverpool. I am motivated to find a comfortable pace and appropriate level for all clients, providing a personalised service that helps individuals develop and grow to live life to the full. For those struggling to voice emotion or process difficult life events this can mean providing a supportive, therapeutic environment to explore concerns, whereas for individuals seeking structure or solutions, this can involve CBT techniques and goal orientation to effect change.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£85.00 per session
When I work