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BA Hons, Reg MBACP, Counsellor, CBT, Coaching

About me

www.positivecounselling.co.ukPlease take a look at my website for more information

"I have learnt to laugh again"   "Finally I can breathe out"   "With every week of seeing Christine, I could feel and hear myself changing"


Life brings with it many challenges and sometimes the timing of them can catch us off balance; counselling can help with this adjustment.

In addition, emotional upheaval and personal difficulties can leave its mark, by blocking or diminishing our confidence and self-determination. This in turn may hold us back from living life to our full potential.

CBT is recognised as helping people who suffer from depression, anxiety, stress, low self esteem and other perceptions that cause distress.  It is a flexible approach in changing negative thought patterns and offers coping strategies and empowers you to be more confident, in control and to recognise that you possess the resources to overcome difficulties.

In the counselling relationship the therapist and client work together to explore and uncover issues that may be holding the client back from reaching their full potential.  Coaching is the next step after gaining clarity of the past, to then move forward and form life goals and to empower the person to lead a more fulfilling life.

A combination of counselling, CBT and coaching interventions from myself can help you grow in strength and confidence; to move into a more acceptable and comfortable psychological place to be.

I offer you a warm, confidential, non-judgemental environment to explore the issues you bring to counselling. My therapeutic approach is integrative - a blend of theoretical approaches and insights contribute to the way I am present with you during the session. Sometimes it may be more comfortable for you to use creative techniques to explore your pain, such as drawing a life line or mind mapping.

Together, in a trusting relationship, the conscious cause of your distress can be safely explored in your own time, in your own way. I will walk with you, supporting you with genuine care, acceptance and empathy.

I am a Registered Member of the BACP and adhere to their Ethical Framework For Good Practice in Counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA Hons Social Psychology Degree - 2:1                                                                                                               FdSc Counselling Degree - Distinction                                                                                                     Psychoanalytical Couples Counselling
NLP Diploma
CBT Diploma
Introductory Transactional Analysis 101 Course
Building a Coaching Approach BACP PDD
Suicide awareness (The Samaritans)
CBT for Anxiety

Suicide Prevention (e-learning RCGP)
Child and Adolescent Mental Health (e-learning RCGP)

Volunteer Counsellor for a charity that works with families, older people and young people. I counsel adults who bring their individual painful issues to me. 
Also helped run a weekly support group for adults suffering mental distress.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Cultural discrimination and differences
racism

Fees

From £40.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

First 50 minute (therapeutic hour) session £40
Sessions thereafter £50

Couples - First 50 minute session £50                                                                                                     Sessions thereafter £60                                                    

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
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Available Tuesdays from 3pm, Thursdays alday and Fridays 4pm onward

23 St. Mary Street, By The Hive Gallery, Thornbury, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS35 2AB

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples