Christine Curbishley MBACP (Registered Member)
Hi there, I'm Chris and I would like to welcome you to my profile.
My background is in staff management and development, but some time ago I decided I would like to find a different way to help people grow. As a result, I returned to study and qualified as a Counsellor and this has given me a whole new perspective. My training and experience have shown me that Counselling is a way of exploring, in a confidential setting, those aspects of your life which may be causing you distress. We all experience difficult times in our lives which we find stressful. There may be times when we feel stuck or want to get more out of life. We may find that we are going over and over things in our minds and becoming confused and anxious. We may feel helpless and hopeless, unable to see a way forward - or angry and upset at ourselves, and others, and cannot identify what is causing us to feel like this.
As a person-centred counsellor I believe that every person has within themselves the resources to find answers to their problems. My role is to help you do that and I offer a quiet and comfortable place to reflect and concentrate on you and your issues. I work with whatever is troubling you in a confidential setting, providing time and space where you are safe to voice your thoughts and feelings and what your life experiences mean to you. I will not give advice or tell you what I think you should do. You are the expert in your life and you have the inner intelligence to make your own, carefully considered, decisions. I work at your pace, without pressure offering long and short term counselling to suit your requirements and I appreciate that these requirements may change as we progress.
I am a fully-insured Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and as such am bound by their Code of Ethics and Practice for your safety and protection. In accordance with my membership conditions, I undergo regular and frequent supervision to ensure the quality of my practice and for my professional development.
Above all I am a mature, thoughtful, caring and respectful individual with a lot of life experience to draw upon and a desire to help others who wish to get more out of life
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling Skills: 2008
Adv. Diploma in Counselling: 2010
Short Professional Development Courses in:
- Safeguarding Vulnerable Children and Adults
- Grief and Loss
- Working with the Inner Child
- Understanding Shame in Therapeutic Relationships
- Understanding Self Harm
- Coaching in a therapeutic relationship
- Introduction to Neurolinguistic Programming for Health Professionals
- Introduction to Hypnotherapy and Relaxation techniques for Counselling Professionals
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer an initial consultation at half my normal fee. This introduction will allow you to decide whether counselling is for you and for you to determine that you feel comfortable working with me. I do not ask you to make any commitment at this session. Thereafter my sessions cost £30 but I can offer concessions for students and those on low incomes.
I am able to offer evening appointments to fit in with your work/family commitments should you require. I recognise that making the first step takes a lot of courage and with that in mind, I welcome enquiries about my services should you have any questions.