Christine Nightingale MBACP (Accred) & UKCP. Counselling & Supervision
Are you experiencing depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, low confidence, issues in your relationships? Or perhaps you’ve faced abuse (domestic, sexual, childhood), or eating disorders and self-harm. These are all challenges that I can help you with, whether historical or present.
I provide support on a one-to-one basis by creating a secure and confidential space in which you can find the time to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours safely. I invite you to take this time where I can support you. Together we can explore areas you wish to focus on to enable change and growth. I hold space in an empathetic way where you can feel understood and trusted without feeling judged. Counselling helps you explore what is troubling you without the fear of judgement and without the intrusion of someone else’s opinions and needs.
I am trained in integrative counselling, which means that I draw from a range of approaches to provide the right support for each person. The number of sessions required will vary from person to person.
I have recently expanded my knowledge and skills by training as a life coach. This allows me to offer counselling or coaching individually, as well as integrated counselling and coaching sessions, if that is something that would benefit you.
If you would like to arrange a session or have any questions then please contact me. I look forward to speaking with you.
Qualifications and Training
Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision
PG Diploma Integrating Counselling and Coaching
BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling
Diploma Integrative Counselling
Certified Barnardo's (LINK) Adoption Counsellor
Accredited Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Registered Member of UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
My knowledge and practice are regularly updated by continuing professional development. Recent training i have completed:
Specialist Sexual Violence Training
Creative Therapies Training
Somatic Trauma Therapy Training
Adoption Counselling Workshops
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a professionally trained and qualified Integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor and life coach, providing support on an individual basis in central Ipswich. I have over 10 years of experience gained through private practice, GP surgeries and charities.
Over the past 8 years I have worked for two leading charities, providing counselling to survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence (recent or historic) including child sexual abuse.
Qualifications and Training
- Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision
- BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling
- Post Graduate Diploma Integrating Coaching and Counselling
- BACP Accredited Diploma Integrative Counselling
- Certified Barnardo's (LINK) Adoption Counsellor
- Accredited Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Registered Member of UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
My knowledge and practice are regularly updated by continuing professional development. Recent training I have completed:
- Specialist Sexual Violence Training
- Creative Therapies Training
- Somatic Trauma Therapy Training
- Transaction Analysis
- Adoption Counselling Workshops
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fees are £45 per 60 minute session.
Reduced fees available for students on counselling and psychotherapy courses.
Full details of location and local parking will be provided on arrangement of our first session. Unfortunately, the room is not wheelchair accessible.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor, and I can offer Clinical Supervision to qualified and student Psychotherapists and Counsellors, and people working in the helping professions. .View supervision profile