Christine Mackenzie. Counsellor MNCS, (Accred.) Supervisor
I believe you deserve the opportunity to transform those thoughts and behaviours holding you back from being who you want to be.
My aim is to support you in an environment of comfort and acceptance where you can feel safe talking about difficult issues. My approach is gentle, practical and solution focused. Together we will identify strategies to move you from where you are now to where you want to be, focusing initially on the area causing you most concern.
I work with clients on a range of issues from anxiety, depression, bereavement, trauma, family problems, addiction, career issues., LGBT and many more. Asking for help is a courageous first step in moving you from where you are now to where you want to be. By making an appointment to see me you are acknowledging you want to change and taking positive steps towards making that change.
I am a qualified supervisor, who will work with counsellors to explore the relationship between you and your client, ethical issues as well as guiding you to achieve your professional development goals. I believe this is a partnership process with each person bringing their individualism, experience, knowledge and wisdom to the relationship.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Dip.PC)
PG Certificate in Supervision (Cert. PG)
Certificate in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Cert. PC)
Certificate in Treating OCD (Cert. OCD)
Certificate in Supervision (Cert Sup)
Cruse Bereavement Care Certification - Awareness in Bereavement Care
Level 3 Award in Education and Training
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Additional areas I work within include:
- Training - specifically in Bereavement, Recovery from Addiction, OCD
- Life skills
- Sober companion
Initial consultation: £55
(up to one and half hours)
Each subsequent session: £45
(up to one hour)
Book six sessions in advance: £240
Payable by cheque, cash, paypal
I am fully insured, qualified, a member of National Counselling Society, National Hypnotherapy Society and DBS certified through my work with Cruse Bereavement Care.
I am a Bereavement Support Volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Care in the South West, as well as a Cruse Registered Trainer – I deliver the 10-week Awareness in Bereavement Care training for volunteers and one day workshops to a variety of organisations throughout the South West.
I am a qualified hypnotherapist, accredited with the National Hypnotherapy Society. I believe using mindfulness techniques are key to supporting you achieve your goals from counselling. Whilst not the main aim of any counselling session, learning how to relax and manage those trigger moments using your breathing and thought patterns can improve the quality of your day to day life.
I have worked in the voluntary sector as both a volunteer and a paid staffer for most of my working life. I have a passionate commitment to the development and mentoring of individuals to achieve their personal and professional goals.