Hi, my name is Christine (known as Chris). I qualified as a Person-Centred Counsellor in 2013 and feel privileged to work with adults, couples and young people. In addition to my counselling practice I am also a qualified supervisor having the pleasure to supervise both trainee and qualified counsellors.
What is Counselling/Psychotherapy
Counselling/Psychotherapy offers a safe, caring and respectful relationship in which you are offered the space to explore self in ways which feel comfortable for you. Counselling can help with a wide range of issues including relationships, work-related matters, loneliness, sexuality, spirituality, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, abuse, trauma, illness, loss and bereavement.
How do I work
I offer a facilitative and therapeutic environment within which you will have the opportunity to work towards enhanced self-awareness and understanding and thereby identifying possible changes that may feel right for you. I am committed to openness and authenticity which will be gently and respectfully offered. Our relationship together is important to me and I would encourage you to bring to me any concerns regarding my practice so that our work can be based on mutual openness and respect.
What experience do I have
I have ran my own my private practice since 2013 working with adults, couples and young people who have come to counselling for a variety of different reasons. Alongside my private practice I have 8 years of Loss and Grief experience working within a Hospice setting. My work in this setting involves working with pre and post bereavement, working with patients, relatives and bereaved clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Level 6) through Manchester Metropolitan University - June 2013
Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling - Oct-Nov 2014.
Accredited Member of the BACP - June 2016
Certificate of Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervision Practice through Macclesfield Counselling and Training Centre – March 2017
Additional relevant training
- Trauma Informed Training – 2020/2021
- Reiki level 1 and 2 – 2018/2019
- Delivered Loss and Grief training 2018 and 2019
- Safeguarding children 2 day course - 2017
- Safeguarding children 1 day course – June 2015
- Mindfulness Stress-Based Reduction (MBSR) – April-June 2015
- Loss and Grief training for adults and children - Feb-March 2014.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £40.00 to £65.00
- Individual Session (Adult or Young Person) £40 for 1 hour
- Couples Session £50 for 1 hour
- Couples Session £65 for 1.5 hours
- Supervision £40 for 1 hour
- Supervision £60 for 1.5 hours
- Employee Assisted Programme's £50 for 1 hour
I work from a building at the rear of my house. There is a small step to enter.