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Louise Christie MNCS (Acc) Counsellor, CBT Practitioner, Supervisor

Leigh-on-sea SS9 & Westcliff-on-sea SS0
07534 118263 07534 118263 Registered / Accredited
Leigh-on-sea SS9 & Westcliff-on-sea SS0

About me

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.

Best wishes,

Louise

"He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away" ~Raymond Hull

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Achievements

  • 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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with



I am a Certified Professional Facilitator for the Freedom Programme (Domestic Abuse and Violence)

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

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               

Further information

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.


Leigh-on-Sea
Essex
SS9

Westcliff-on-Sea
Essex
SS0

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Weekday's, Evenings, Saturday morning

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

Supervision for Counsellor’s and Therapist.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Louise Christie MNCS (Acc) Counsellor, CBT Practitioner, Supervisor

Louise Christie MNCS (Acc) Counsellor, CBT Practitioner, Supervisor