Christine Summers MBACP Dip Integrative Couns./ Adv Dip Hyp/Psych.
I offer a range of therapeutic services from brief counselling and hypnotherapy to longer term psychotherapy. Every client is different - a 'one size fits all' solution doesn't really work in therapy. So the number of sessions and the approach are tailored to your individual requirements. Perhaps time is of the essence or the budget is a concern - talk to me and we'll work out a way that is the most helpful and effective for you.
I think that therapy works best for people who want change in their lives. Therapy helps you make choices about how you want to live and be in the world. Maybe you want a new perspective on a long-term issue. Maybe you want encouragement and the support to achieve a particular goal. Sessions empower to you work through what's been holding you back and make positive and lasting difference.
For most people, it isn’t just one thing, it’s several and then the thought of change can be daunting. In therapy, you’ll find a safe place to talk about what’s really going on for you. I can help you to figure out what is wrong and how to do things differently, your way. I can help break down the transition into manageable, practical steps so that you can get back on track. So when it's time for that change, give me a call.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Supervision - skills and theory
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Hypno-psychotherapy and Counselling
Diploma in Integrative Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy
Course in Online Counselling
Introduction to Therapeutic and Reflective writing
Treating Trauma workshop
M.A. Musical Theatre (writing/composing): Goldsmiths, London
B.A. Hons Russian: Durham University
My previous background included working in charities (NSPCC, Macmillans, Leonard Cheshire) as a business analyst and project manager.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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£45 per session (£40.50 concessions) payable by cash, cheque or BACS
I have a private practice in the village of Helperby, between the A19 at Easingwold and the A1 at Boroughbridge. Once we have arranged a meeting, I am happy to provide further directions.
- Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday-Friday. Early morning and evening appointments available, as well as some Saturday mornings on request.
Types of client