Christina Shades-Hayes MA, PGCM, BA (Hons). Registered Member BACP
Qualified, integrative counsellor with a Masters Degree from The Relate Institute and a Degree in Psychology. Working with Individuals, Couples, Families & Young People. Specialist areas include couples therapy and family therapy.
I am passionate about providing a supportive space for people to work through any difficulties they may be facing, and I approach my work from an empathic and non-judgemental perspective
There are a whole range of difficulties that bring people to counselling, from a major crisis or traumatic event, to an ongoing issue that a person may be struggling to resolve on their own.
Family and friends are often a great source of support and advice, however, sharing your difficulties with someone who is not emotionally involved in your situation and who is dedicated to actively listening to your individual perspective, can be an empowering experience and can provide the space you need to determine how to move forward positively.
Everyone has the right to good mental health, no matter what the issue might be. If you would like to discuss whether counselling is right for you, please contact me and I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Masters Degree from The Relate Institute
Post-Graduate Certificate in Management (PGCM)
BA (Hons) in Psychology & Drama
AQA Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Counselling Children & Adolescents from The Child Centre for Mental Health in London
CPD Courses in :
Domestic Violence & Abuse Assessment & Intervention
Sexual Addiction & Couples
Mental Health & Couple Counselling
Client Records & Data Protection
Child Protection & Safeguarding
Child Abuse & Neglect
- Parental Mental Health and Child Protection
- Autism and Mental Health
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
£45 per session (sessions are 1 hour)
Sessions take place in a comfortable room in an office building located in the centre of Lincoln.
You can expect complete privacy and a comfortable space to discuss any issues you wish to bring to counselling.
The building is wheelchair accessible.