Christine Anne Hall MA EMDR MBACP(reg) Psychotherapist and Supervisor
I am an experienced and highly qualified psychotherapist and Emdr therapist with 11 years experience in working with people, in families, couples and individual settings. I also work with children and young people. I can provide you with a caring and supportive environment to help you find a way through any difficulties you may be facing. In the course of my career I have helped many people with all aspects of therapeutic change.
How will Relationship Counselling help me?
Relationship counselling helps you to make the most of your relationships, past, present or future. It really depends what you want to get out of the counselling, but it is rare that you will leave therapy without feeling a positive change. For some people therapy transforms their relationships and their lives, others gain help to solve a specific problem and move forward with more confidence and less anxiety.
What can I expect from Family Counselling?
Every family member can expect to have a voice and be heard within family counselling. As a family counsellor I can help every one express the way they are feeling and help everyone cope better with the situation. Family members bring support and love to each other but some times the relationships within the family become stressed and strained. This could be because of problems between siblings, or because of a separation or divorce. Forming a new family is a challenge and family counselling can help with this as family members establish new connections, rules and boundaries. Family counselling helps you to understand and cope better with the stresses and strains of family life.
We are all relational beings and our lives are enhanced by our relationships, if our relationship to ourselves, our partners, families, friends and work colleagues are healthy, we are likely to experience feelings of well being and security. However, things can go wrong, as a result of pressures from inside or outside our relationships. When this has happened I can help you with the issues within the relationship or the difficulties you are facing in the outside world, these may include:
- Grief and bereavement
- Communication and conflict issues
- Divorce and separation
- Life stages and life changes
- Affairs and betrayals
- Loss of intimacy
- Sexual difficulties
- Pregnancy and birth issues
- Step parenting
- Work related problems
- Anxiety and depression
- Post traumatic stress
My therapeutic model is integrative which means that I can tailor my work with you and your unique experiences. I work with people over short or long term periods of time helping them with the changes that we and they identify as needing to make.
I am experienced in working with anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder and depression. Stress can take a heavy toll on the individual and the relationship. Counselling can make all the difference, by working together to establish new coping mechanisms and strategies, to better manage our busy lives.
Young people can experience a number of problems when faced with today's modern world.these can include
- Friendship Issues
- Parental Separation
- School Issues
- Academic Pressure
- Self Harm
- Low Self Esteem
I can help by providing a kind, supportive and non judgmental environment in which to explore these issues.
I am an experienced school counsellor. Research tells us that talking about our problems helps us to understand them and find new ways of tackling them.
As one young person said " the mouth is the filter of the brain".
Parenting After Parting
- The Divorce Journey and Process
- How to tell your children that you are separating
- What children need
- What children don't need
- Parental communication
- Parenting from two homes
- Dealing with Contact
- Support networks
- The emotional separation
- Moving on
- How to make a parenting plan
I offer an information and guidance service for separating parents.This work focuses on the needs of the children at a time when parents are going through an extremely stressful process, where emotions can be raw and painful. Research has shown that separation does not need to damage children if these normal strong feelings can be managed around the children.
I aim to tailor the package to the individual. Typically this would consist of 3 one and a half hour sessions. Session 1 could cover the separation journey and the needs of the children, including how to tell your chidren that you are separating. Session 2 could look at some conflict management skills and how to have difficult conversations. Session 3 could look at the needs of the individual and moving forward. This session could also cover how to make a parenting plan.
This service works well along side mediation which can be more successful.
Ongoing counselling can continue after the initial 3 sessions if required.
Individuals can attend alone or together as a separating couple.
I am trained in the use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) I trained with the renowned EMDR Masterclass.
EMDR is a powerful psychological treatment method that was developed by the renowned clinical psychologist, Dr Francine Shapiro. A wealth of research has been conducted demonstrating the benefits of EMDR in treating psychological trauma arising from experiences as diverse as childhood abuse or neglect, natural disaster, assault, road traffic accidents and workplace accidents. Recent research also suggests benefits of using EMDR in treating a number of conditions including generalised anxiety disorder, anxiety, depression and chronic pain. EMDR has been found to be of benefit to children as well as adults. As an EMDR therapist I can help reprocess traumatic memories by using a technique that involves repeated left-right (bilateral) stimulation of the brain while noticing different aspects of the traumatic memory. The bilateral stimulation is achieved through either rapid eye movement across the field of vision, auditory tones or clicks, or tactile stimulation of alternate sides of the body. It is believed that the bilateral stimulation of EMDR creates biochemical changes in the brain that aid processing of information.This is a proven process that can re-establish a healthy core belief about the self.
Please visit my website - https://traumanorthwestclinics.co.uk/
for further information or ring me for an initial chat to see how we might work together.
You can also find details here - http://www.haletherapy.co.uk/
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Integrative Supervision Macclesfield Counselling and Training Centre 2018
Emdr Part 1,2 and 3 Emdr Masterclass 2013
MA in Relationship Therapy University of Hull-2012
Qualification as a Relate Counsellor-2009
Introduction to CBT, Salford University-2009
University Advanced Diploma Introduction to Couple Counselling (Relate)-2008
EMDR, Counselling Children, Counselling Young People, CBT for Depression, Step Parenting, Men's Issues, Attachment and Narrative Therapy, Macmillan Cancer Training, Separation and the Legal Process, Seperation and Children, Communication as Seperated Parents, Domestic Violence Awareness and Intervention, Sexual Abuse.
My training has equipped me to work within a systemic, psychodynamic and CBT theory base, over short or long term therapy.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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My fees are £55 per hourly session, £70 per one and a half hour seesion(parenting after parting).I offer concessions.
I am available for day time, evening and week end appointments. I offer home visits
I work from my own comfortable premises in Bolton
At the Hale Village Therapy Centre close to Altrincham in South Manchester, I am part of a group of professional therapists and I work in a spacious, comfortable and private therapy room. We are within easy reach of neighbouring towns such as Sale, Worsley, Lymm, Warrington and Knutsford
I can offer weekend and evening appointments.