Christina Bateson Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

About me

I am an Integrative Therapist - Drawing upon the Person-Centred, CBT and Psychodynamics approaches, to meet client needs.

My aim is to provide a safe environment in which you, the client, experience non-judgement, empathy and a trusting therapeutic alliance.

Beginning my career as a teacher, I have significant experience working with young people, and much of my counselling experience has involved working with this age group.

Professional development is very important to me. I strive to keep learning and furthering my knowledge so I can support clients appropriately.

Currently, my services are carried out via the Zoom platform, or by telephone.

I am a registered member of BACP and conform with their professional standards and ethics.

I look forward to welcoming you as a potential client.


Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) English (QUB).
  • PGCE (QUB).
  • FdSc - Distinction (UU) (Qualified June, 2021).
  • Mental Health First Aid.
  • EFT/ TFT Tapping Practitioner (Accredited).
  • Play Therapy training.
  • Bibliotherapy, Literature and Mental Health.
  • Fundamentals of Family Theory.
  • Working with Young People - Anxiety, low mood and body image; Resilience.
  • Safe guarding and Child Protection training.
  • Professional training in the applied use of Mindfulness for 12-18-year olds
  • Significant experience delivering workshops and programmes in Mindfulness and mindset
  • Almost 20 years of experience working with children and young people (up to the age of 19) in an educational and pastoral capacity.
  • BACP/ OU course in online and telephone counselling.

Member organisations


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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Children and young people.


£35.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

Zoom/ telephone: £35 for 50 minute session.

Londonderry, BT47

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit , or contact this professional directly