Christina Offord Dip.couns Reg meb MBACP (Accred).
I offer a professional counselling service to individuals and couples. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their professional standards.
I believe that we all have the ability to emotionally grow. However, through experiences and situations we encounter in life, this growth can become distorted, inhibited or even change into something destructive.
Through counselling, I offer an environment where you can learn to feel comfortable and truly be yourself. We can explore your situations or experiences together. Giving you the opportunity to rediscover or find your ability to grow
You can expect a warm, safe, confidential space. I work in a caring and sensitive way, at your own pace and offer you support throughout. You will be actively listened to and together we will explore your situation, finding an understanding, helping you to work through it.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience in therapeutically working with people who have found themselves in difficult situations.
I have worked with people living with anxiety, guilt and isolation. And those who do not feel comfortable with who they are, generating low self esteem.
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and an Advanced Post Diploma Certificate in Person Centred Couples Counselling.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Please either email, phone or text me to arrange an initial meeting.
The initial meeting for individuals and couples is with no obligations. We will use this time to assess your needs and to talk about how we can work together.
Sessions are £40 for individuals and couples.
Daytime and evening appointments available.
I have extensive expierence of working with family carers. People caring for family members or a friend.
I also work closely with people living with bereavement, loss and am experienced in working with mental health.