Christine Bowie MSc, PQD in Counselling Children & Young People, MBACP
Hi, I'm Christine a Pluralistic counsellor working with adults, young people, families, and groups.
I believe each client is unique, has individual needs, expectations and goals. Working collaboratively allows a tailored approach to meet the needs of each individual.
Building a trusting, non-judgemental relationship is important in the counselling setting, helping to promote a place of personal discovery, growth and helps support clients achieve their desires. My practice is primarily TA (Transactional Analysis), Person-Centred with some elements of Psychodynamic and CBT.
Taking a holistic view, I believe mental health has an impact on our physical health, therefore, my practice promotes exercise, cultural interests and social factors; dependant on client ability and/or wishes.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling
Masters in Counselling (published)
Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
Trauma Informed Practice with Youth
ASIST Trained (Suicide Prevention)
I am an experienced counsellor, I have worked with people who have issues around substance misuse, their families and/or friends for 9 years.
I work with adults, families, Children and Young People with many issues, particularly with trauma in mind.
I work with Children and Young People both in and out of the school setting.
I have experience as a tutor at Abertay University
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling sessions are one-to-one and usually weekly. Telephone counselling is possible after an initial face-to-face session. I am happy to talk over the phone about my practice before meeting.
Counselling: £45 per session
Families: £50 per session
Making sense of who we are and how we function; think, feel and behave can make life less stressful. My practice draws on Neuroscience and theory as a means of demystifying difficulties in living through diagrams and dialogue.