Christine Finch Ad Dip PC, MNCS (Accred)
I'm a qualified and accredited counsellor and anger management practitioner with specialist training in gender, sexuality and relationship diversity through Pink Therapy with a private practice seeing clients at Dalton-In-Furness, Cumbria and at Preston, Lancashire. If you are unable to travel to either venue to see me face to face then I can work with you online or on the phone; please see my website for more details -"Information for On-line / Bark Clients":
In early 2010 I attended the British Association of Anger Management’s anger management programme led by Mike Fisher and subsequently went on to train as an accredited facilitator of anger management programmes with Mike completing my training in November 2010. I then trained in counselling skills through Life-Force, Colchester gaining my Certificate in Counselling Skills in December 2011, and then studied working with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in 2012. In Early 2017 I attended Pink therapy’s Essentials in Gender and Sexual Diversity Therapy Training, and at the start of this year I attended two days training in Gender, Relationship and and Sexual Diversity Therapy run by Outreach, Cumbria. I have recently completed my Level 4 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Counselling Skills and Theory and am currently studying a one year Foundation Certificate in Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity Therapy with Pink Therapy.
Through my experiences of facilitating my anger management programme, I adopt an integrative approach to my counselling work. This is underpinned by a person centred, humanistic position where I am able to shift to other styles depending on your needs. I have found that my own practice is informed through my continued self-development, my work with my clients and my research and learning. This has led me to know that two key elements in counselling are the continual development and deepening of the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client within a safe and secure environment, and my ability as a therapist to accept and value the individuality and importance of your experiences so that I can fully support your unique journey of self-learning and personal development.
I have a current, clean enhanced DBS certificate, and have full indemnity insurance in place for both my counselling and anger management work, and work under National Counselling Society Code of Ethics of whom I am an Accreditied Registrant Member. I am also a Student Member of the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online.
I have recently moved to Dalton-In-Furness, Cumbria having lived in Colchester, Essex for the past 20 years. I am 60, divorced twice, and have three children, two of whom are grown up.
Training, qualifications & experience
- November 2010 The British Association of Anger Management, East Grinstead, West Sussex; Anger Management Facilitator
- November 2011 Life-Force, Colchester; ABC Level 3 Certificate In Counselling Skills
- October 2012 Completed correspondence course for certificate in Living and Working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
- March 2017 Completed Pink Therapy 6 day training in Essentials of Gender and Sexual Diversity Therapy
- March 2017 Chryslais Not For Profit, Bridgwater; Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory
- January 2018 Completed Outreach Cumbria 2 day training in Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity Therapist Training
- March 2018 Chryslais Not For Profit, Bridgwater; Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sexuality, Gender and Relationship Diversity Therapy (LGBTIAQ) individual counselling
Trans clients and families
Dalton-In-Furness - £40 (couples £50)
Preston - £45 (couples £55), includes cost of room hire
Contact me via text to 07970 856664 - just send 'Counselling' and your name / number and I'll call you back as soon as I can.
We'll can decide on a date and time to meet for the first time, and you can give me a quick summary of why you have contacted me if you wish.
The first session will be be somewhat different in format to successive sessions we may have. Initially I'll confirm your personal details, and then complete a straightforward medical assessment in order to ensure that counselling is appropriate for you at this point. We then discuss the contract that will apply for our time together, which covers the boundaries that we will work under - such as elements of confidentiality, the nature of our relationship outside of our work, how we'll bring our work to a close.
Once this is completed we'll move on to begin the counselling work itself, and I'll invite you to start talking about what has brought you to counselling. At the end of this session we'll review what has been said, and you can then confirm whether you want to continue or not. If you chose to continue then we'll arrange further sessions.
Subsequent sessions will be of 50 minutes, and will continue until you decide that you want to finish. At this point we can decide exactly how this will take place, but it is often helpful to arrange a further session or two to bring the work to an appropriate conclusion.
However, you may decide to call a halt at any point, the decision is always yours.
For anyone seeking anger management I can offer a variety of anger management programmes, either working on a one to one basis or within a group - see my webiste for full details -
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Sessions available Monday - Friday 09:30 - 23:00
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|