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Christine Feather MBACP (Accred)

Leicester LE2 & Market Harborough LE16
0797 097 9956 Registered / Accredited
Leicester LE2 & Market Harborough LE16

About me

I started my counselling career in Market Harborough in 2004 and have been working as a counsellor in Leicester, Market Harborough and surrounding areas ever since . I trained as a Person-Centred Counsellor at South Leicestershire College, Wigston but I also have a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which allows me to integrate CBT into my work practice.

I am committed to providing counselling for the people of Leicester and Leicestershire in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I undertake therapy with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling them to enhance their life and to live it more fully.

As an experienced therapist I have helped clients who have experienced many types of difficulties including:

  • Stress
  • Divorce
  • Childhood abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Work related problems
  • Depression

I have a special interest in helping people who suffer with anxiety and panic attacks. It is an often hidden, un-talked about problem which can be extremely life limiting. I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Education and Counselling to help people get control of their panic attacks and to explore what is their cause.

Training, qualifications & experience

I began my formal training as a Counsellor in 2003 following more than 20 years working as a Radiographer/Sonographer in both the UK and overseas, in the NHS and private healthcare. My interest in Counselling came about when I started an "in house" counselling skills training course at Leicester Royal Infirmary because I thought it would be useful to me as a Radiographer. I became hooked and wanted to learn more, so I carried on to train as a Person Centred Counsellor through South Leicestershire College. I saw my first clients in Dec 2004 at the Market Harborough Counselling Practice and then went on to complete a training placement at Latham House GP practice in Melton Mowbray.

I qualified in 2007 and went on to work as a Counsellor for both Latham House, MIND in Corby and De Montfort University (DMU). As my counselling skills developed I studied for and gained an Advanced Diploma in CBT for Person Centred Counsellors at Warwick University. I now enjoy using what I consider the best bits of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) in my own practice. I achieved BACP Accreditation status in January 2011.

Having continued to work as a Radiographer part time as well as working as a Counsellor, in 2013 I decided to give up Radiography and open my own private practice.

In 2015 I studied for and gained a Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervision and began supervising volunteer counsellors at Leicester Women's Counselling Centre (LWCC). In 2016 I gained a qualification in telephone counselling.

At the present time as well as my private practice I work part time as a staff Counsellor at the University Hospitals of Coventry & Warwickshire and as a Supervisor of trainee Counsellors on the Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling at University of Leicester.

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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

I charge from £50 per one hour session. I do give a small concession to trainee counsellors and students if asked.

For supervision of counsellors I charge £50 an hour or £60 for a one and a half hour session. I do give a concession if asked to for counsellors who only do voluntary work.

Leicester Sports Medicine Clinic
132 Victoria Park Road
Leicester
LE2 1XD

Ashley
Market Harborough
Leicestershire
LE16

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

I offer appointments on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday early evening and Tuesday and Thursday afternoon in Leicester. Home appointments are more flexible.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

After 10 years as a counsellor in 2015 I studied for and gained a Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervision and began one to one and group supervision of volunteer counsellors at Leicester Women's Counselling Centre (LWCC).

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Christine Feather MBACP (Accred)

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