Niall Christie - Online Counsellor, MBACP (Accred) UKATA EATA
Hi, my name is Niall and thank you for taking the time to view my profile.
An experienced, BACP accredited and registered counsellor and psychotherapist, I offer a free initial consultation. I take a warm, non-judgemental and compassionate approach to working with your issues to provide you with a safe space for personal change.
With over twenty years of experience I am deeply committed to my work and your emotional health and wellbeing.
How can counselling help
Counselling and psychotherapy can help you get more out of life. It can help you understand and move on from the past, work out how to deal with the present and let go of unhelpful worry about the future. Counselling can help you communicate more clearly with others, be more assertive and work out what you really want. It can support you in feeling better in yourself and finding the joy in your life.
I have a sound theoretical base to my work in Transactional Analysis. This comprehensive model can help us understand your relationship with yourself and with others. It can provide you with a clear framework for achieving personal change that supports your self-esteem, effective relationships and greater fulfillment.
Online / telephone sessions
Online and telephone sessions can be done on Zoom, VSee, Skype, Facetime or Whatsapp, using your PC, Laptop or phone. You will need a quiet, undisturbed place and I will contact you at the beginning of our agreed session time. Working online or by telephone is very similar to working face to face.
What to expect in your first session
I will invite you to share the issues that you are bringing to counselling and I will both listen and ask questions and support you in exploring and understanding your thoughts, feelings and experiences. I will also ask you to complete a simple questionnaire about your family history and we will agree what it is you want to resolve or change through the process of counselling.
Please click here to book in your first session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I originally worked as a Corporate Lawyer and Company Director in London.
In 1995 I decided to retrain in Counselling and Psychotherapy and I studied for four years at Wealden College where I gained a diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, Gestalt and Person-Centred counselling skills.
I have worked widely within the social care sector alongside my private practice. I was a counsellor for an NHS funded substance misuse service in Brighton and for a long time I worked with adolescents and young people. I have co-facilitated a therapy group within an NHS residential setting and I undertook a detailed psychotherapeutic placement working within an NHS therapeutic community specialising in secondary care mental health issues. For the last ten years I have worked solely in private practice with adults.
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 (Accredited)
- 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 £60 per session
Couples £70 per session
I also specialise in working with men's issues. To find out more, please visit my website here: http://www.counselling-for-men.com/