Christine Davidson MNCS (Acc.), MHS
We will all, at some point in our lives experience situations and emotions that we cannot make sense of. For example feeling lost, alone and confused, depressed and anxious, stressed, angry and frustrated or even fearful and terrified. I can offer unconditional acceptance and confidential support and advice about private worries or concerns to help you to look at things more clearly, enabling you to learn about yourself and discover what the underlying issues may be that are preventing you from moving forward in your life.
The way I work is "integrative", which has a foundation of Humanistic / Person-Centred practice, but also includes Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Transactional Analysis. There are many different approaches to working psychotherapeutically, however, the most successful therapies are always based on the quality of the relationship of mutual respect and trust between client and therapist.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (RCN Accredited))
- Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (RCN Accredited)
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy
- Cruse Bereavement Counselling (Accredited)
- BSL Level One
Other related qualifications:
- Diploma in Aromatherapy (IFA accredited)
- Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Massage (IFA accredited)
- Certificate in Spiritual Healing (HPAI)
- Suicide Awareness
- Traumatic Losses
- Child's Grief
- Bereavement in the Armed Forces
- Hospice Bereavement care
I am a fully qualified and accredited member of the National Counselling Society: MNCS (Acc)
and The National Hypnotherapy Society: MHS
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling 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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
The therapy I offer is completely confidential and I will explain this fully in the initial assessment. Each session will normally take place at the same time each week and will last for 50 minutes. The first session will include an initial assessment, this could last up to half an hour and is when we decide if we can work together. A verbal contract, and a commitment to work together is made. Time spans for counselling can vary, depending on what you choose to bring to the sessions and how you are finding the process. We review the therapy on a regular basis, usually after 6 weeks.
My fees are:
- £40 per session Counselling/Psychotherapy
- £50 per session for Hypnotherapy
I abide by the Counselling Society Practitioners' Code Of Ethics, and I work with individuals on crisis support as well as more long-term issues, some of which include:
- Bereavement and Loss
- Leaving Home
- Low Self-Esteem and Lack of Confidence
- Depression and Stress
- Anxiety and Panic Disorder
These issues can generate painful feelings which can be alleviated by talking about them and sharing those feelings.