Christine Samuel PGDip, Registered MBACP (accredited)
What can you do if something in your life is causing you great concern?
Perhaps you are dealing with one of life’s setbacks - a difficult relationship, redundancy, the loss of a loved one, or perhaps you feel at odds with the world.
If you feel there is room for improvement, then talking it over with someone who is non-judgemental and impartial may be the answer?
I offer counselling and psychotherapy to individuals experiencing a wide range of emotional, relational and work issues.
I am an Integrative Counsellor, which means that I use skills and techniques from several different counselling approaches, depending on your individual needs.
Talking therapy helps you to explore thoughts and feelings which you are unable to share with anyone else. It can help you to understand what is going on in your world, and may be the first step towards feeling more positive about yourself and your situation.
Before therapy can begin, building a trusting relationship and rapport with each other is vitally important and at the heart of the therapy. It is also important that we both feel comfortable that we can work together.
Prior to becoming a Counsellor, I trained as a Youth Worker and worked in housing and homelessness where I referred individuals on to various accommodation types. I also worked in Kensington & Chelsea Health Information Project, providing information, advice and guidance to do with substance use and sexual health.
My counselling experiences range from working with adults, at the West London Counselling Centre for over 10 years, running parenting groups, alongside working with adolescents in further education college and with students in a school setting.
I would say that my style of working is open and honest. I encourage an equal way of working and aim to develop a trusting relationship which allows you to talk at a pace that is comfortable for you, and I will integrate techniques that are tuned to your individual needs and pace.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma Counselling / Psychotherapy
- Advanced Counselling Certificate
- Solution focussed brief therapy
- Life Coaching
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Community & Youth Work Diploma
- Family Links nurturing programme
- Triple P (Positive parenting programme)
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.
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
Initial assessment: £50
Individual counselling sessions start from £60.00
Couples from £80
Telephone and Skype counselling £50
(some concessionary rates are available please enquire)
Counselling is confidential and you can talk about anything in these sessions. I offer long, short and time-limited counselling, face-to-face counselling and telephone counselling.
Some clients prefer telephone counselling because they find it easier to open up to a therapist without seeing them. For some, this might be a good way to begin your therapy journey.
Please feel free to call, text or email me for further information or to book an appointment.
If I am unable to take your call, please leave a message along with your name and number. I will contact you at the earliest convenience.
Counselling sessions are typically weekly and can be arranged according to your needs.
If you have any questions or if you would like to book an initial assessment, please contact me.