Niall Christie MBACP (Accred) UKATA EATA
I am an experienced, BACP accredited and registered counsellor and psychotherapist, and I offer a free initial consultation session in order for you to decide whether I am the right counsellor for you. I offer a warm, non-judgemental and compassionate approach to working with your issues and I draw on my personal integrity, honesty and openness to provide you with a secure and supported space for personal change.
I am deeply committed to my work, and to your emotional health and wellbeing, and I have been developing my skills and experience in counselling and psychotherapy since I commenced my psychotherapy training in 1995.
In addition to my person-centred counselling I have a sound theoretical base to my work in Transactional Analysis, through which I can offer you a comprehensive model of therapy and personal development that addresses your relationship with yourself and with others. This allows me to provide you with a clear framework for achieving personal change that supports self-esteem, effective relationships and greater fulfillment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I originally worked as a Corporate Lawyer and Company Director in London and mainland Europe where I gained considerable experience of working with individuals, groups and organisations.
I subsequently trained in Counselling and Psychotherapy (starting in 1995) and I studied for four years at Wealden College, in Crowborough in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, together with Gestalt and Person-Centred counselling skills. I have a diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy.
I have worked widely within the social care sector, including ten years working with adolescents and young people.
I have been a counsellor for an NHS funded substance misuse service in Brighton and I have a thorough training in working with substance misuse.
I have undertaken a detailed psychotherapeutic placement working within an NHS therapeutic community specialising in secondary care mental health issues.
I run a private counselling and psychotherapy practice in Lewes, East Sussex.
I am a member of three professional organisations and I abide by their codes of ethics of good practice:
- The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- The United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysis
- The European Association of Transactional Analysis
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.
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.
UK Association for Transactional Analysis
UK Association for Transactional Analysis
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual £50 per session
Couples £60 per session
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