Christina Hall. BSc Therapeutic Counselling. Registered Member MBACP
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I have over fifteen years successful experience working as a qualified counsellor. I appreciate the many different reasons for seeking counselling, and understand we all have times in our lives when we may feel overwhelmed and in need of some personal space and professional support. I currently work at the Headspace organisation which is located on Park Place.
I am mindful of how difficult the decision to seek counselling and psychotherapy can be and work in a genuine, warm, confidential, welcoming manner and work with each client in a flexible way that will best suit the individual client's needs. I also offer supportive counselling in times of crisis for example, bereavement, trauma and any life changing experiences and have had positive feedback (below) from many clients around the understanding and empathy they have experienced in our work together.
"I found it hard to decide on a counsellor but knowing you worked within the Headspace organisation made me feel more comfortable. The work we have done has helped me enormously to understand myself and my patterns of behaviour. Thank you so much."
"Just to say thank you, I feel I have been fully understood and listened to, you seemed to be able to get inside my head and understand my upset. You gave me support and understanding when I needed it most."
"You have had and will continue to have a lasting impact on my life. I felt comfortable from day one and have been able to be open and honest about my life, I was made to feel safe and no longer rely on anti depressants."
"Your listening skills and memory of my story were fantastic, this made me feel understood. fully. I also liked the way you wove the theory into the counselling which helped me understand myself even more."
I have worked as a counsellor for the past twelve years within different organisations with many adults and young people who were referred from different sources eg, GP surgeries, other professionals, self referral and word of mouth recommendation referrals. My work has been constantly evaluated and has shown positive clinical outcomes, the work has included;
* Headspace counselling.
* Leeds Counselling; one of the city's largest counselling organisations.
* High school and further education college counselling.
*Supporting adults with mental health difficulties, depression, bi polar and chronic
anxiety, this was done within a large multi cultural organisation.
*Supporting students from the LMU studying Performing Arts.
*Working to support 'new mums' suffering Post Natal Depression*
My training is based in the Relational Approach, I hold central the relationship that I build with my clients and I also draw from the psychodynamic model of counselling which can help to make links to old and existing sometimes unhelpful patterns of behaviour. I have experience in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness Based Therapy, which can help with 'what if' situations.
I offer confidential counselling and psychotherapy in Leeds Centre from 2 locations in a comfortable, safe environment and from a discreet, welcoming location near Wetherby, both have good parking.
I have day and evening appointments and try to offer prompt appointments.
I hope this information has been useful but please contact me in confidence if you would like any further information about my way of working, the counselling process or any other questions, I am happy to help in the best way I can.
Counselling room in Leeds.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, working within the Ethical Framework of the BACP, I have the regular required supervision to ensure best practice in my work.
BSc Therapeutic Counselling.
Therapeutic Counselling Dip. (HE)
Counselling Skills Cert. (HE)
I started my counselling training when I worked with young people who were 'looked after' with the aim of being able to 'listen to and enable them' in the best way possible, I now work full time as a counsellor with young people and adults.
I am committed to continuing my professional development and have undergone additional training in many areas to inform and enhance my practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Sessions at the City Centre location are normally £40 and will last 50 minutes, the sessions are usually weekly on the same day at the same time.
I also offer a one off consultation.
EAP clients welcome.
Please feel free to contact me regarding the fee rather than ruling the therapy out due to the cost.
Please contact me in confidence on 07834 736293 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like any further information about my practice or the counselling process. (If I am unable to answer your call I will always return a voicemail message.)
I always try to offer a prompt appointment whenever possible.
I have full Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Enhanced CRB Disclosure.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have daytime and evening counselling sessions available in the city centre (LS1) at Headspace which is situated on Park Place. I also have sessions in Wetherby available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|