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Christine Smith, 2x Dip Couns , MBACP registered .

Ramsgate, Kent, CT12
07534327469 07534327469
Ramsgate, Kent, CT12

About me

About me

Hello, finding the right therapist can feel a bit challenging and I would encourage always to try a few different ones before you decide. You are welcome to contact me to ask any questions that you may have by email or text is the best way to do this and from there we can arrange to speak on the phone at a time that suits you. My clients have described me as easy to talk to and relaxed, though I do offer a free assessment which is a two-way meeting to see how we get along, so you can dip your toe in the counselling water with no obligation.

In the current climate of Corona Virus and the need to self isolate, I am pleased to offer Video Calling either by whats-app or face time. I do work with uni students Via this medium quite a lot already and it works really well.

Life can  be tough sometimes and we all need a little help to feel better and  it's completely normal to feel this way.  You don't have to struggle through how you are feeling alone. I'm a counsellor that helps people with anxiety and depression to be able to cope better with life and feel more comfortable and relaxed. I can help you break through your anxiety road blocks, not sure why your feeling low - we can explore this together and find a way through,what can often feel like a maze. Getting support when you need it is one of the kindest things you can do for yourself. I am humbled by my clients ability to be able to work toward good outcomes, I have worked with many people from all walks of life and a saying that I love is that " how deep is the mud, depends on who you ask!". No too people are alike just as there are no snowflakes that are alike . Integrative Counselling is bespoke to your needs and is a collaboration to find what you need to feel better.

Availability

I work in Ramsgate Monday- Friday .I have some availability  at the moment, do get in touch and I will do my best to find a slot as soon as possible.

When we feel heard, we start to heal. This sentiment lays at the heart of therapy for all of my clients. I offer top quality psychotherapy in a warm open peaceful environment, conducive to helping you move toward feeling better about your life. I work in both private practice and as an NHS Integrative Therapist, with many years experience in coaching services in addition to this.

You can expect my counselling to be real, genuine and respectful of your situation, giving confidential non-judgemental therapy, with empathy for your situation...which means I can put myself in your shoes and understand how you are feeling. I Specialise in Depression, Anxiety and associated difficulties, such as domestic abuse or low self esteem...Please see the full list for more information.

What is Integrative Counselling

It is a group of counselling modes that gives the counsellor knowledge of theories and techniques, that help the client to feel calmer and more able to manage their life difficulties. We all need a little help sometimes and counselling can help to alleviate stress, lift depression and or give techniques to help with symptoms.  Integrative Therapists take the view that there is no single approach that can treat each client, in all situations. Each person needs to be considered as a whole and counselling techniques must be tailored to their individual needs and personal circumstances. This means your therapy will be tailored to what you need, and more importantly, you will have autonomy, (we go where you want to), in your counselling.

Ethics & Safety

I work to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy code of Ethics and Practice. For more information please go to the BACP website. I hold full indemnity and public liability insurance and have an Enhanced DBS Certificate.

Low Income and students

I do offer concessions for people on low incomes ( with proof of benefits)  and also for students. These are available for daytime appointments only.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered member of the BACP

Blackford Centre DIP COUNS

Canterbury College DIP COUNS

Art therapy 2016

Mind Mastery 2001

Relationship Mastery 2000

Life mastery 2000

Continuous Professional Development

Working with Childhood Sexual Abuse

Working with Shame

I enjoy working with people  ages 17 upwards from all cultures and walks of life. My experience includes working as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist for the NHS. As well as being a registered practitioner, I have also  been awarded registered member status with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Prior to this I have coached clients from all over the world for the last 16 years.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

In addition to the therapies above I am also able to offer support with bereavement, difficulties in relationships, separation and divorce.

I also have a special interest in helping to over come  Psychogenic Non Epileptic Seizures also known as Non Epileptic Attack Disorder, Dissociative Seizures.

Health anxiety and Generalised Anxiety, low mood.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

Free Initial Assessment: This is an  opportunity to see how I can help and if you would like to work with me.

Individuals day time 10am-6pm: £40.00 

Individuals evening 6-9pm: £40.00

Couples: £50.00 per 50mins     Initial Extended Assessment: £75 75mins

Further information

PAYMENTS: Please note that fees must be paid at the start of the session in cash or by debit/credit card .

Marlowe Way
Ramsgate
Kent
CT12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Opening hours :

Monday 10am-8pm

Tuesday 3pm - 8pm

Thursday 10am -9pm

Friday 10am - 5pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

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Christine Smith, 2x Dip Couns ,  MBACP registered .

Christine Smith, 2x Dip Couns , MBACP registered .