Christine Fletcher

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MSc Psychotherapy/ counselling MBACP Systemic Practitioner
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London, SW1V 3SG
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About me

Hello

I am an psychodynamic psychotherapist/ counsellor with an easy-going style of working and many years of training and practice. My focus is on supporting my clients - children and adults, couples and families - to gain understanding and confidence in order to overcome whatever they are facing and to make positive changes. Mental health struggles and relationship issues are part of life and making time to work through and understand ourselves better with a trusted practitioner can often open up new beginnings.

Support offered:

I offer long and short term work with issues around anxiety and panic, low self esteem, depression and self harm, loss, experience of abuse, low self esteem, peer and family relationships, conflict and communication, behaviour and anger. 

Training and background:

Like many practitioners, I have a varied training background. My core training is psychodynamic psychotherapy and counselling which looks at the client's experience of family life and relationships, events or traumas. Making space to share with a trusted practitioner who can support a deeper understanding is the first step to new beginnings. 

Loving and satisfactory connections are hugely important for all humans in order to thrive. Good mental health cannot exist without happy relationships with family, friends or work colleagues. I offer work to support with relationship challenges or conflict - I have completed systemic family therapy training (IAPT, Kings College) looking at relationship challenges, attachment issues, losses, conflict and communication difficulties. 

Sessions:

Like many practitioners, I feel it is important to be flexible and creative - each person will bring their own story. My key focus in sessions is to explore is to make space to listen deeply, taking time to build trust and to get to know each person. For the most part, the exploration will be in conversations that support client and therapist in a deeper understanding of the emotional issues - understanding is an important part of healing. From this point, the work towards progress and increased happiness can begin with each client's needs in mind. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Counselling for Children and Young People, Birkbeck, University of London
  • PGCert IAPT Systemic Therapy, King's College London
  • PGCert IAPT Supervision, King's College London
  • PGCert Level 6 Therapeutic Supervision, City and Islington College
  • Westminster Pastoral Foundation in Counselling Skills

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer family sessions for longstanding issues/ complex issues, communication and attachment difficulties. 

Couples work welcome

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Fees

£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Family sessions from £90 (60 mins)

Couples sessions £90 (60 mins)

Supervision £95 per 1.5 hrs monthly 

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
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Face to face sessions:  at Therapport therapy rooms on Mondays and Tuesdays (next to Pimlico tube station)

Online sessions: Wednesdays and Thursdays

Further information

Each person brings their own story and their own struggles. My aim is for the client to feel heard and encouraged - to create a space in which everyone can feel safe and fully engaged in order to work towards positive change. This is the work of the therapist. I like to pay attention to what the client needs to get the best out of the sessions and understand the importance to be flexible and creative. 

From experience, I feel the best way to start any form of support is to understand the problem as much as possible: when did it start, what was happening with family and friends, how does the client, young person or family communicate their feelings with each other, especially around problems and worries? Once we have a good understanding of the issues, we can agree on what we are working towards and what we would like to achieve ie be less anxious, reduce intrusive thoughts, manage low mood, stop self harm and find healthier ways to cope, improve relationships with family and peers or to feel less isolated. Exploring the stories of the client and linking these with patterns of thinking and behaviour that have developed over time can be powerful and transformative. 

6a Bessborough Place, Pimlico, London, SW1V 3SG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Families

Key details

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Additional languages

German

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Mature and experienced psychotherapist/ counsellor with a passion for sharing learning, Extensive training and experience in working with under 25s.

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