Karen Christie, FdSc (Couns), Registered member of BACP
Are you feeling anxious, depressed or finding life hard to manage? If you're going through a difficult time and looking for help, you are welcome to contact me.
Counselling offers you a confidential place to explore feelings without any pressure or judgement. This process can help reduce confusion and help make life more manageable.
I am an experienced, qualified and Integrative Counsellor, which means I work with different theoretical concepts and models depending on my clients’ needs and ways of experiencing. My core style is Person Centred which means I truly believe that we all have sufficient resources within us to lead fulfilling lives regardless of experiences. I provide a safe, quiet and confidential space for you to talk and think about what feels difficult for you. Some of the most common issues I'm used to working with are anxiety, depression, relationship issues (past or current), bereavement, anger, guilt, shame, trauma and suicide. Whatever your reason is for seeking therapy, simply talking can be tremendously helpful.
I work Face to face, Online and Telephone appointments. However during Covid-19 outbreaks I will only be providing my service via Phone, FaceTime or Zoom in order to safeguard us both should further restrictions be imposed.
You can make an initial consultation with no obligation. If you want to go ahead from there, sessions will be held weekly on the same day and time. I provide short or long term counselling.
I am committed to my own personal and professional development. I do this by attending regular workshops, training and seminars. I also participate in monthly supervision.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have had previous experience working with Mindline as part of an out of hours service for people with mental health problems
- FDSC Degree in Counselling
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- Certificate in Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
- Telephone Counselling Skills - Mental Health Helpline APT Award
- Registered Member of BACP
- Enhanced DBS
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions are open ended and we would meet on a weekly basis, same day and time. I charge £25 for a 30 minute initial consultation, with subsequent sessions at £40 for 50mins