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Christine Brown BA Hons, Reg MBACP, Counsellor, CBT, Coaching

Bristol BS35 & BS6 07856 260267 07856 260267 07856 260267 07856 260267

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 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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Cultural discrimination and differences
racism

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

First 50 minute (therapeutic hour) session £35
Sessions thereafter £45
Block bookings of 6 sessions paid in advance £225

Couples - First 50 minute session £40                                                                                                         Sessions thereafter £50                                                            

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

Enso Healing Rooms
190 Cheltenham Road
Bristol
BS6 5RB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Available Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays 11am-8pm

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Christine Brown BA Hons,  Reg MBACP, Counsellor,  CBT, Coaching

Christine Brown BA Hons, Reg MBACP, Counsellor, CBT, Coaching

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