Christine Crossey

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MSc, PG Dip CBT, BSc Hons. BABCP (Acc.), PNCPS (Acc.)
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Lisburn, Antrim, BT28 1RW
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Way Forward offers Professional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Counselling services to Adults, Children and Adolescents.

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist BABCP (Acc.), Advanced Specialist Training status - Working with Children and Young People (CYP), PNCPS (Acc.), BACP Registered Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor (Adult and CYP Focus), EMDR Trained Adult and CYP Therapist.

Now is the time to discover your full potential. Discover and develop meaning. Attain your dreams. Live a more fulfilling life.

I have been supporting people who are struggling with their mental health and well-being for more than 20 years in a variety of settings including the NHS, Private, Voluntary, and Public Sectors.

My overall approach to therapy tends to be straightforward and honest,  I value transparency and direct communication in the therapeutic relationship. I believe in working alongside clients by providing safety and validation to help you achieve your goals and become your own therapist.

CBT-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy helps to identify and explore the link between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Often unhelpful ‘vicious’ cycles develop which serve to maintain your problem(s). CBT mainly focuses on the ‘here and now’; whilst past events and experiences will be considered during therapy, overcoming current difficulties are at the root of the sessions. This approach will also help you to develop practical self-help strategies to manage and reduce your current difficulties. I have additional training in CBT techniques for Children and Adolescents.

ACT-Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a form of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy which utilises a number of different techniques to enhance psychological well-being. Key messages in ACT relate to accepting what cannot be changed and committing to action to make a life worth living. The objective of ACT is not to eliminate or change difficult feelings but instead encourage people to develop a more accepting and compassionate relationship with their experiences. Mindfulness techniques are an integral part of ACT and encourage being present in the moment and developing more awareness and control over negative thoughts and feelings. I have additional training in Enhancing outcomes for individuals on the Autism spectrum with ACT-Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.  ACT for Adolescents and ACT for grief and loss.

Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT) for Children, Young People, and Adults. TF-CBT is an evidence-based treatment model designed to assist adults, children, adolescents, and their families in overcoming the negative effects of a traumatic experience.
This evidence-based method has been proven effective for treatment after multiple traumas or a single traumatic event, and therapists trained in TF-CBT are frequently able to help people experiencing the emotional effects of trauma address and resolve these effects. I have additional training in TF-CBT for Children and Young People with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that is the result of trauma. EMDR is also effective in treating other mood and anxiety disorders, including depression, phobias, and panic disorder.

Advanced Motivational Interviewing with Mentoring. Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented method of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is intended to strengthen personal motivation for and commitment to a change goal by eliciting and exploring an individual’s own arguments for change.

Training, qualifications & experience

Master of Science Degree (MSc) in Advanced Professional Practice (Using specialist Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to treat Perinatal Anxiety and Depression)

Post Graduate Diploma (PG Dip) in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (BABCP Accredited Course)

Bachelor of Science Honours Degree (BSc Hons) in Psychosocial Interventions for People with Severe Mental Illness

EMDR Europe Accredited Training (Parts 1-3) 
EMDRIA Accredited Training (Parts1-3)
EMDR Europe CYP Accredited Training Part 1 and Part 2 Advanced Training

Advanced Specialist Training in Counselling Children and Young People (CPCAB Accredited Training)

Advanced Specialist Training in Supervision, Adult and Children and Young People Focus (CPCAB Accredited Training)

Masters Level 7 Suicide Risk Assessment and Treatment

Higher Diploma in Mental Health Nursing 

Further and Adult Education Teachers Certificate (C&G 7307)

Accredited Working with Parents Certificate (OCN, L4)

Accredited Certificate in Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences and Building Resilience (OCN, L4)

Web-centred Training in Enhanced CBT (CBT-E) For Eating Disorders. The Centre for Research on Eating Disorders at Oxford (CREDO)

Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents (endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme)

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Diploma

Trauma-informed Practice Level 1 &2

Advanced Motivational Interviewing 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 

National Diploma in Health and Social Care

Mental Health First Aid

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists. BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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 Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Perinatal anxiety and low mood

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

First Session-£60 (60 minutes)

Sessions 2 onwards-£50 (50 minutes)

Further information

You will be at the center of decisions about the support you receive, to ensure it’s right for you. The therapies I offer are evidence-based and recommended by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). I have a broad range of specialist skills, allowing me to provide the best support for your needs. I understand it can be difficult to ask for help, but if you feel like you’re struggling, it’s important to get the right support before it gets worse. We can work together to help you understand your problems and work through difficult feelings by developing coping strategies to help you feel better.

Rosevale House, Unit 171 H, 171 Moira Road, Lisburn, Antrim, BT28 1RW

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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