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Christine Foster Counsellor & Clinical Supervisor

Gateshead, Tyne And Wear, NE8 1PQ
07748 160046 07748 160046

About me

I am a person centred counsellor & Clinical Supervisor with almost 20 years experience offering a warm comfortable environment, providing a personal confidential service to anyone who finds themselves in need of counselling support at a difficult time of their life.

Offering a time for you to talk and explore your worries or anxieties in a safe place, some issues maybe personal in nature, for example bereavement, relationship or emotional problems, abuse, work or family related issues to name a few, issues are all individual and diverse, no matter what the issue may be, talking to a counsellor can help you make sense of what is happening to you and help you make choices to consider
ways of making things better.

I am professionally qualified and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and practice within the guidelines of the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I have almost 20 years experience of counselling.  Working within private practice, charitable organisations and also the NHS.

Offering a fully inclusive, accessible service to anyone who needs help irrespective of their background, cultural beliefs or gender.

At the Centre we have disabled access and also free car parking, also offering counselling outside of office hours, appointment available within the hours of 8am - 8pm and Saturday mornings.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Qualified as a Person Centred Counsellor in 2000 I have worked in Private Practice, NHS and with a number of charitable organisations.
  • Level 5 in Clinical Supervision
  • EMDR Practitioner
  • Trauma
  • Cross Cultural Counselling
  • Mental Health
  • HIV & Aids
  • Bereavement Counselling
  • Sexual & Relationship Issues
  • Also teaching Counselling within Adult Learning around the region

Member organisations

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Offering an integrative approach to match individual client needs.

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Fees

Available on Request.

Discount offered to students and people on a low income.

Office 25
The Greenesfield Business Centre
Gateshead
Gateshead
Tyne And Wear
NE8 1PQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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

Full Disabled access and free parking

Availability

Available between the hours of 8am - 8pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I have been offering Clinical Supervision for 13 years, t.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Christine Foster Counsellor & Clinical Supervisor

Christine Foster Counsellor & Clinical Supervisor