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Dip.Couns. MBACP. Cert. in Supervision

About me

Hi I’m Chris(tine welcome to my profile.

I am an experienced counsellor and have been practicing for over 27years.

I have a warm friendly personality which helps clients to feel at ease. Along with my four friendly dogs. We will work on building a trusting relationship so clients can explore what is troubling them and find the way forward for a happier and more rewarding life.

I have experience in most things that affect the mental health and well being of clients. For example anxiety, depression, bereavement, trauma, chronic and life threatening illnesses, relationship/family issues, carers issues and disabilities. This list isn't exhaustive.

I offer reduced fees in some circumstances if I have the slots available. As I work part time I can usually see new clients immediately.

What to do next?

You can contact me, either by email or by phone on 0208 465 7325, to arrange a free initial half hour session so we can discuss how we can work together - I'll look forward to hearing from you soon.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in supervision
  • Certificate in counselling skills and attitudes
  • Diploma in person centred counselling
  • Certificate in telephone counselling
  • Accredited bereavement counsellor
  • Certificate in Holistic Spirituality and Spiritual Companionship

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

Carers issues

Fees

£65.00 per session
Free initial in-person or telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a free initial half hour session so we can discuss how we can work together.

 £65 per 50 min session.

A reduction in fees may be available depending on your circumstances.

Please feel free to get in touch, either by email or by phone on 0208 465 7325 I'll look forward to hearing from you soon. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I have appointments from 9 am - 8 pm Monday to Thursday. In exceptional circumstances I may be able to offer Saturday morning appointments.

Further information

I have four small affectionate dogs which my clients enjoy petting and the dogs help the clients feel at ease. They also instinctively know when the end of the session has arrived and come up to be petted. If a client has a fear of dogs and wants to address the problem then we can work on it with one dog at a time. With one client this work just took 3 sessions. If the client does not want to work on this issue then the dogs are secured in their cage in another room.

Woolwich, London, SE18

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

level access. I work on the ground floor and have level access and accessible toilet facilities.

Additional languages

No

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I offer Person Centred supervision to trainees and qualified counsellors.

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