Christine Blackburn

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Darlington DL3 & Richmond DL10
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About me

Chris Blackburn BACP (Accred) Integrative Counsellor.

I have 20 years experience of counselling within a range of settings including GP practices, NHS and community healthcare settings. My background is Person-Centred/Humanistic but I offer an integrative approach, with a mixture of therapies including CAT, CBT, TA and Solution focused brief therapy. I have undergone training in EMDR, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Emotional Freedom Techniques. I have experience of working with Addictions including Gambling.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling 2007

Diploma in Counselling 2003

Foundational skills in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 2004

Cognitive Analytical Therapy Skills (ACAT) 2004

BACP Accreditation 2009

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 2016

EMDR basic training EMDR Institute 2019

Other training undergone, not listed.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£49.99 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Fees are £50 per 50 minute session, offering Face to Face Counselling or EMDR in Darlington. I can also offer you the choice of Video or Telephone sessions. I offer reduced fees for student trainees requiring Personal Therapy.

I can offer you a brief telephone free consultation to discuss what you need/counselling structure etc

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

On Mondays Face to face in  Darlington

On Tuesdays Face to face near Richmond

Can offer evening appts 6.00pm for Video/ Telephone sessions

Further information

I adhere to BACP ethics and principles and confidentiality is my main priority.

 I have experience and interest in working with the following issues eg Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Stress Management, Anger Management, Depression, Bullying, Relationship issues, Trauma, Health issues, Abuse, Addictions and Bereavement and loss.

I can offer brief therapy or longer term work.

If you are finding it difficult to manage your current situation and require some support, Counselling can be very beneficial. I will allow you the conditions to  identify the problem, work collaboratively with you to provide options, strategies and solutions. I believe in the value of the Therapeutic Relationship  and will endeavour to provide an individual approach that is tailored to your needs. 

5-7 Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL3

Ginger Tree Health & Beauty, Unit 7, The Aske Stables, Aske, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 5HG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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Christine Blackburn
Christine Blackburn