Christine Fairweather MBACP. Adv Dip Counselling. PG Cert Supervision
07944352816 / 07766383594
What are you seeking from counselling? Our focus will be on your agenda, be that addressing emotional problems, rediscovering your autonomy and self-esteem, finding your own answers or assisting in personal growth and understanding. If you come to me for counselling your voice will be heard, and you will be offered a warm, ethical relationship. As an Integrative Counsellor, I adopt the most appropriate way of working to enable you to get what you want out of our time together, drawing from my knowledge of Humanistic theory, CBT, Gestalt, Existential thinking and Transactional Analyis. I am trauma informed and practised in providing support during grief, illness and loss as well as providing clients with practical strategies to address the impact of domestic abuse, sexual exploitation and addiction. Depending on what you prefer, we can talk or work creatively, for example through art, craft or imaginative play. I also offer the opportunity to experience therapy with horses if you choose to do so.
As a supervisor I also provide integrative and relational supervision to other practitioners, including teachers, counsellors, and other therapists. This work is grounded in the Eight Eyed Model and the Cyclical Model of Supervision. Work can be clinical, professional or educational depending on your preference and need. Supervision may involve equine assisted practice to explore unconscious processes if you would like to experience this modality.
Services can be provided either at rooms in Barnstaple, or with horses in North Molton. Unfortunately the rooms in Barnstaple are at the top of some stairs, which can cause access problems, and I am working on addressing this issue.
If you would like to hear more please contact by email or text. Your safety and confidentiality is important to me, so please say in your message if there are any restrictions on how and when I should call you to discuss things further or arrange a meeting
Training, qualifications & experience
Since qualifying as a counsellor I have specialised in trauma and recovery and have undertaken continuing professional development with Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors (PODS). In my earlier career I worked primarily with offenders and substance misusers, including non-voluntary clients. This background gave me an insight not only into many of the problems faced by this client group, but also many of the dfficulties experienced by others affected, including their family members.
Horses have been a part of my life since my childhood, and I have worked with horses to aid wellbeing, therapy, learning and training for many years. I have undertaken study in many aspects of this therapy and am an associate of The Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) and an EAGALA Certified Professional. This year I spoke in Geramny at an international symposium on the role of the horse, and my contribution ' Incorprating Equine Assisted Therapy into an Integrated Model of Practice' will be published by the end of the year.
I gained an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I also hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision from Worcester University.
I am fully ensured and have a clear and current enhanced certificate from the Disclosure and Disbarring Service.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
My rates are £40 per hour for talking therapy, and £80 per hour for horse assisted therapy.
After five sessions have been attended, the sixth session is free.
If you book or attend five or more weekly sessions of talking therapy, you are welcome to experience horse assisted therapy at the same price as talking therapy.
I offer a discount to students currently enrolled on a counselling course who have a requirement to attend counselling as part of their qualification.
Horse Assisted Therapy available as part of a six week package.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Between 09.00 and 18.00 Thursday and Friday. Please contact by email or text.
Types of client