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
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
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.