Christine Riley

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Integrative Accredited BACP counsellor and EMDR Therapist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Hull, East Yorkshire, HU8 9BA
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an Integrative Accredited Counsellor and EMDR Trauma Therapist who has worked with many clients experiencing a wide range of different issues and traumas throughout my career.

I am a therapist who is open and accepting, and I feel that my professional life is a reflection of who I am as a person in life also. I totally respect that everyone has their own lived experiences, and I truly feel honoured when a person trusts me enough to be able to share their own personal journey and how that has or is currently impacting them. I will strive to “be there to support” that person whatever they are going through or have been through in their life.

My approach is tailored to each person using different approaches, as I believe that everyone is an individual that deserves to “have their own space” to be able to discuss and process whatever impacts them, at the persons' own pace and work in a way that is collaborative and benefits the person in whatever way suits them.

I am also an EMDR Trauma Therapist who works with many different traumas that impact people and who might be suffering from PTSD. This might stem from childhood issues such as different forms of abuse, neglect, bullying etc, and could also be from specific traumatic incidents such as being in active service in the Military, accidents and witnessing and experiencing any trauma that hasn’t been processed properly throughout life. The EMDR therapy is very effective in being able to re-process memories of the trauma in order to move forwards within the person’s life - allowing the person to feel more in control and less overwhelmed with their symptoms and emotions.

I am honoured that you are taking the time to read this and I truly commit to respecting, honouring and supporting you through whatever has brought you to therapy and for whatever reason and I would hope that we could build a partnership together to help you to become the best version of yourself going forwards!

Training, qualifications & experience


  • BACP Accredited Member
  • EMDR Europe Trained Therapist
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours Degree in Counselling Studies
  • Foundation Degree in Arts in Theory and Practice of Counselling
  • Diploma in Counselling Skills Level 3
  • Level 1, 2 in Counselling Skills


My counselling journey started when I became a volunteer Samaritan over 18 years' ago listening and supporting people, whatever they were going through in their lives. I then became a Teaching Assistant and trained as an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant, helping support children with their own emotional well being. Within this time I also was a volunteer for The Farm Crisis Network supporting people emotionally, which also involved signposting to other organisations if needed. 

I then decided that I would like to train as a counsellor as a career after having many years supporting people in different volunteering, as well as professional roles.  I found that having my own life experiences personally has massively helped me to have an open, more balanced, non judgemental sense of people, whatever they have experienced in their own lives. 

My volunteering and training also included 2 years' at Hull and East Riding Survivors where I counselled survivors of abuse, whether it was emotional, physical or sexual abuse. After I graduated, I worked for MIND as a young person's counsellor travelling around schools delivering support. 

I currently work within a large counselling organisation based in Hull and the East Riding working within the Talking Therapies contract for the NHS, where I have worked for the last 8 years. I deliver therapy to a wide, diverse range of clients who have experienced many different issues and traumas in their lives. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • Cigna

Additional information

£50.00 per 1 hour session for Counselling/EMDR, either face to face, telephone or online.

Concessions available for OAP's, trainee counsellors and students. 

The frequency of the sessions are at the discretion of the client.

Payment by cash/BACS, with a fee of 50% of the session if the client cancels within 24 hours' of the booked appointment. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My availability is Tuesday and Thursday evening - telephone or online.

Friday evening / Saturday morning - in person, telephone or online.

I am flexible to suit the client.

Further information

I offer a free 20 min introductory telephone session for you to decide whether my approach would suit you, with no pressure - it has to be right for you! Please message me if you would like to arrange this.

Ellesmere Centre, 861 Holderness Road, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU8 9BA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Christine Riley
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