Hello, I’m Christie, a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist based in Liverpool.
By looking for a counsellor you have already taken the first step in what can seem a daunting process. I can 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 currently offer video and telephone counselling with a view to returning to face-to-face sessions in Liverpool city centre when social distancing guidelines allow.
I welcome anyone wishing to improve their wellbeing during this difficult and unprecedented time. This could be moving forward after a difficult 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 or via SMS. 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 and a diploma in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). 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 have worked with adults, young people and primary school children with a diverse range of presenting issues in a number of settings. I currently counsel clients aged 18 and above for the Emotional Health and Wellbeing service at Age UK, Wirral as well as 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 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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session