Louise Christie MNCS (Acc) Counsellor, CBT Practitioner, Supervisor
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, which means I may use more than one approach to your therapy.
I have experience working with individuals of all ages including adolescents within a local secondary school and have supported victims suffering from Domestic Abuse and Social Isolation. I have successfully worked with men, women and families who present with numerous issues ranging from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, loneliness, abuse and difficult relationships to bereavement & loss, to name a few. You may not even recognise what's wrong, you just know you need to address it.
Many people ask, "What is counselling?" people's experience can differ, therefore it is a very individual process, however...........
Counselling usually involves talking about difficult or painful experiences and feelings, you may have no one to talk to or confide in. Counselling is a process that can help you work through your issues and take back control of your life. Counselling increases self-awareness and can also help with difficult decisions, it can be seen as the first step to a happier, more positive life.
I can provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore your issues. I will support you and respect your views without giving advice, but will help you find your own insights and gain an understanding of your problems.
I can offer you an honest, confidential and non-judgemental service in two comfortable locations.
Please do contact me should you wish to make an appointment.
"He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away" ~Raymond Hull
Training, qualifications & experience
- Understanding Personality Disorders an Integrative Approach
- Upgrade Your Life - Nick & Eva Speakman
- Practical Skills in working with Trauma
- Certified Professional Facilitator for The Freedom Programme (Domestic Abuse/Violence)
- Certificate in Clinical Supervision
- Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- An Introduction to Transactional Analysis
- Working with Loss and Grief
- Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Concepts
- Child Protection Training - Freedom Essex Training Certificate
I am an Accredited Member of The National Counselling Society (www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org) and adhere to their Code of Ethics
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am a Certified Professional Facilitator for the Freedom Programme (Domestic Abuse and Violence)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
All sessions last 50 minutes.
£40 Individual Therapy
£50 for Couples
£35 for Children 14 years and younger (40 minutes)
£30 therapy for Counselling Students
£30 Supervision for Students 1 hour
£35 Supervision for Students 1.5 hours
Before becoming a counsellor I worked in Finance, Banking and Insurance, I then took a career break and used the opportunity to re-train. Due to some difficulties of my own, I too turned to a counsellor for help and direction. This without doubt empowered me to make some positive and life-changing decisions. This is the reason I became a counsellor, to help other people come to terms with their current difficulties and assist in the transition to a happier life.
I attend regular supervision with a highly trained & experienced counsellor who ensures I am working ethically & safely at all times. I also review & update my skills & knowledge through CPD events & training.
I am fully insured with adequate liability insurance and hold a current DBS certificate.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday's, Evenings, Saturday morning
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Supervision for Counsellor’s and Therapists .