Christine Feather MBACP (Accred)
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:
- Childhood abuse
- Work related problems
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
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
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
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).