Christine Barstow - CSB Counselling
Hello, my name is Christine Barstow, I am BACP Accredited with a BSc Diploma in Counselling, a certificate in Supervision and over twenty years of experience of counselling in different settings, educational, voluntary, corporate and Employer Assisted Programmes. I currently counsel hospital staff, in both long and short term appointments as per their need and have done this for over four years. I also teach counselling at a local college, encouraging and mentoring students to become counsellors themselves.
My style of counselling is person centred and eclectic, I work to your needs, the sessions are tailored to you. I am approachable, non-judgmental and empathic. I am here to listen and help you explore your concerns in a welcoming, comfortable and confidential setting.
My aim is to help you live a more satisfying life to facilitate growth, change and acceptance.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include:
BSc Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Counselling and Human relations level 4
Certificate in Supervision
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
RSA in Counselling and the development of learning
Some of my training, workshops and Continued Professional Development include:
Solution focused Therapy
Working with Sudden death
Drugs and solvent misuse
Working with shame and guilt
Post Traumatic Stress
Equality & Diversity
BACP training workshop and network meetings
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have personal and professional experience of bereavement and loss, this is one area that I feel passionate about. My experiences have led me to develop my skills in a caring, compassionate, non judgmental way. I recognise that loss is in many different forms (bereavement, relationships, divorce, life change, as well as other challenges) and reconciling to change can be an emotional trauma.
I now have some availability for supervisees, having worked in a college setting for over fifteen years, I am happy to offer a discounted rate for students and NQC's of £45 for 90 minutes.
Each session lasts 60 minutes, the first meeting will be an assessment of your counselling needs and what style of counselling will work for us to achieve the best result for you.
Sessions cost £35 for individuals, £40 for couples and a discounted rate of £30 is available for students.
Supervision is £60 for 90 minutes and £45 for students for 90 minutes.
Some areas of concern that may be brought to counselling include
- Relationship problems
- Work issues
- Low confidence & self esteem
- Student Life
As well as any other issues.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Sessions can be booked Mondays, Tuesdays and some weekend appointments are available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I now have some availability for supervisees, having worked in a college setting for over fifteen years, I am happy to offer a discounted rate for students and Newly qualified counsellors of £45 for 90 minutes.View supervision profile