Christine Smith, 2x Dip Couns , MBACP registered .
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.
I work in Broadstairs Monday evening, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and have evening appointments on Mondays and Wednesdays. I also offer Skype/online counselling from my home on Friday mornings. I have very few spaces at the moment, however, 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
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 14 years.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
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.
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Individuals: £40.00 Free Initial Assessment
Couples: £60.00 per hour Initial Extended Assessment: £90 1.5 hours
PAYMENTS: Please note that fees must be paid at the start of the session in cash or by debit/credit card .
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I work 10am - 9pm Monday and Wednesday, Tuesday 10am - 2pm, Thursday 12-7pm in Broadstairs. Fridays I work from home via skype.
Types of client