Joy Christopher - Inner Child Therapist Reg.MBACP. MIC. LLHAY.cert
Joy is a registered practitioner on the BACP Register, accredited by The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, set up by the Department of Health and operates a private counselling practice for one to one therapy, from her peaceful garden studio in Fincham.
She specialises in inner child therapy, designed originally to help adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse but utilised successfully to assist with many other problem areas.
Joy's intensive experience over 30 years of counselling covers most areas of human issues and conflicts.
Training, qualifications & experience
I’m a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy with 30 years experience, 10 years in London’s East End with the Community Counselling Project in Newham, 14 years in private practice in Rochford., Essex and now relocated in Fincham, Norfolk
My orientation and initial training is in person centred counselling. I have a diploma in "Crisis Counselling" with the Institute of Counselling and a post.grad.diploma "Legacy of Childhood Trauma" with Middlesex University, which qualifies me as an "inner child" therapist. My interest in spiritual issues has led me to acquire the diploma in "Relational Mindfulness"(2017) from the Karuna Institute.
My specialist area is adult survivors of childhood physical & sexual abuse, although I deal with many other issues. I do not deal with drug abuse, choosing to leave that to the specialist agencies. I’m also a certified teacher of Louise L Hay’s "You Can Heal Your Life" study course, from the best selling self help book of the same title, which utilises both "inner child" and Life Coaching techniques.
My related experience includes teaching Assertiveness Courses with Havering Adult Education and Newham Adult Education and training student counsellors within the Community Counselling Project.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Inner child therapy
- Spiritual/faith issues
£45 per 50 minute session
I am also a qualified hypnotist (note not a hypnotherapist) and utilise this skill very successfully to stop people from smoking and for weight loss and phobias.