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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please call as I can be flexible
Types of client