Christine Fairweather MBACP. Adv Dip Counselling. PG Cert Supervision
Our focus will be on your agenda, whether you are having a rough time at the moment, want to address anxiety or depression, you are seeking to rediscover your autonomy and self-esteem after a tough time in your life, or you want to experience personal growth through exploration. I am trauma informed and able to provide support during grief and illness, amd provide you with someone who will listen without judgement. Your voice will be heard, and you will get a warm, supportive and ethical relationship. I have extensive experience in working with counselling students if you would like support during your course.
I'm an Integrative practitioner, and supervisor, which means I have studied many different types of therapy and can agree with you the most appropriate way of working to enable you to get what you want out of our time together.
During these unprecedented times facing the Covid-19 virus, I am offering face to face counselling and supervision online. I am currently offering concessions to key workers and those experiencing economic hardship, in addition to a student discount
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 the onset of Covid-19 I have undertaken specialist training in offering counselling online. I have certification in working with trauma and recovery, and after completed my counselling diploma I have undertaken continuing professional development with Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors (PODS). In my earlier career I worked primarily with abusers 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 difficulties experienced by others affected, including their family members.
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.
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 equine assisted therapy and am a former associate of The Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA). In 2018 I spoke in Germany at an international symposium on the role of the horse in therapy, and am published in the BACP magazine 'Private Practice' on the subject of Equine Assisted Therapy. Since the onset of Covid-19 I offering on-line and telephone counselling only, but hope to offer the opportunity to provide therapy with horses again in the near future.
I am fully insured and have a clear and current enhanced certificate from the Disclosure and Disbarring Service.
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
My rates are £45 per hour for talking therapy.
If five sessions are booked and paid for at one time, 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 when the current restrictions are lifted.
I offer a discount to students currently enrolled on a counselling course who have a requirement to attend counselling or supervision as part of their qualification, I also offer concessions for key workers and low income groups.
Concessions offered for
Horse Assisted Therapy available as part of a six week package.