Christine Payne

Christine Payne

Epsom
Surrey
KT18

01372727446 / 07812518189

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About me

I am an experienced Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor having been in post-qualification practice for over 30 years. I have worked with very many clients over the years from diverse backgrounds and at different stages of their lives on a wide range of issues with very positive outcomes. I believe that all of us have times in our lives when we are faced with situations that are troubling. Talking things through with friends and family is often enough for things to become clearer but sometimes consulting a skilled professional who is outside your usual network can provide support and help you to gain a fresh perspective and greater clarity about the way forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (FBACP)
Reg.MBACP (Snr. Accred)
Psychotherapy Training (Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton)
Diploma in Student Counselling (University of London)
BA (University of Newcastle)

I worked in Further and Higher Education for many years originally as a Lecturer then as a Counsellor developing and managing services for students and staff. I have also helped develop training courses for counsellors and supervisors and have extensive experience as an assessor of counsellors, supervisors, training courses and counselling services. I now work exclusively in private practice as a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor with individual clients and supervisees. Clients come to see me via a variety of routes eg on the recommendation of former clients; referral by another professional or Employee Assistance Programme; self-referral.

My original training was in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy but my knowledge and understanding of people have been greatly enhanced by years of learning from my clients and from many professional development activities. I would now describe myself as an Integrative Practitioner in that Psychodynamic theory informs my thinking but I draw upon very helpful elements of Humanistic and CBT theory and practice in how I work with clients. Above all, I regard each relationship with a client as co-created; we work together to explore and understand whatever is troubling the client and the options open for dealing with the issues.
I am used to working on both an open-ended and a short term basis. Some clients find it easier to commit to their therapy if there is no time limit whereas others prefer a limited number of sessions with a very clear focus. Good outcomes can be achieved in a limited number of sessions. I have worked for many years with various Employee Assistance Providers where clients are referred for a limited number of sessions to work on specific issues very effectively.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

My fee is £70 per session but I am prepared to negotiate a lower fee for clients on benefit/very low income or for counsellors in training.

Maps & Directions

Epsom, KT18

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

I am located on the first floor accessible by stairs.

Availability

Flexible appointments

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme