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About me

With the challenging years of the pandemic impacting our personal and work lives, we are now being asked to return to a different kind of normal. Are you feeling overwhelmed or facing personal and professional challenges around the prospect of a return to work? 

Are you experiencing feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem at this challenging time? Are you feeling ever more isolated and alone? Are you navigating the breakdown of a relationship or suffering a bereavement? Have you reached a crisis point and are not sure where or who to turn to for help?

One to one counselling from a trained therapist can help to begin to make sense of these new and unchartered feelings or feeling and thoughts of old that you have never felt able to express before.

My name is Veronique Christie, I am a qualified and a BACP registered practitioner currently working online on Zoom and about to return to in-person sessions. I offer an individual, therapeutic and confidential service that can help you navigate challenging feelings, thoughts and times. Counselling with a trusted therapist can help ease the transition back into the world. 

I am currently in the process of combining my online work with clients with some in-person work. Offering this hybrid approach allows me to extend my counselling service further. And enables me to see clients from all backgrounds and cultures, younger and older adults either,, locally in person or nationwide and even clients from abroad. 

These are some of the areas I work with amongst others.

  • anxiety
  • stress
  • depression
  • relationship problems
  • low self-esteem
  • Work-related issues
  • Bereavement
  • pre and postnatal pregnancy
  • IVF

My approach is psychodynamic, a therapy that explores personal experiences within a safe and supportive environment. Together we can begin to explore and understand how challenging feelings or behaviours currently impact on our quality of life.  The sessions I offer start with two initial assessments. From here we can start to talk about some of the challenges and issues you face and where we can begin to navigate any trauma, transitions and changes that are proving difficult from the past to the present.

I am BACP registered and adhere to the BACP's ethical framework and guidelines.

We will meet once weekly for 50 minutes. I mainly work with clients on a long term basis as the connection between therapist and client grows in trust as the work develops and evolves. However, we can also agree on time-limited sessions depending on the issue you face.

About how Counselling can work for you.

Counselling is a way for you to begin a journey of self-exploration. It can help you to express feelings and thoughts in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment that you may have felt unable to share with others before.

Counselling can also help to identify any negative patterns of behaviour that may be impacting your relationships and day to day life. Together we can work through issues and help you gain insight and build the confidence to make changes.

I understand that finding the right counsellor for you and making initial contact can feel daunting and confusing but building a good relationship with your chosen therapist is the first step towards alleviating symptoms and overcoming problems that feel too overwhelming to manage in isolation.

The first step in the journey is to find the right person to talk to, so if you need to talk with someone who is trained to listen with care, empathy and without judgement, then please do not hesitate to call or email me for an initial appointment. I offer a 20-minute free initial phone consultation as a first introduction I am also happy to do this via Zoom or FaceTime. If I am unable to speak to you straight away I will always return your call or email at the soonest opportunity to arrange a mutual time that works for all.

Can I also direct you to my website at

www.veroniquechristie-therapy.com

where you will find more client and counsellor information.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and registered counsellor with certificates in counselling and a diploma in psychodynamic counselling. I work long term experience with clients on a variety of issues and I have experience in working with clients who suffer from the issues listed amongst others.

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues. separation and divorce
  • Loss through miscarriage; homicide; suicide and bereavement
  • Domestic violence
  • Eating disorders

I worked on a voluntary basis with ICAP an organisation that was initially set up to help Irish Immigrants and have since expanded their work to reach out to immigrants and persons of all cultures and backgrounds needing counselling and therapeutic help.

I also have a lot of experience of working within the media field and with broadcast professionals, artists and actors who suffer from stress-related issues within and outside of the workplace. I do not currently offer specified concessions but am open to discussing your personal situation.

A blog on work-related stress can be found on my website: veroniquechristie-therapy.com

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also have life experience working with artists and performers who suffer from performance-related stress and anxiety. And I can help to deal with writers block, stage anxiety. Having worked in media myself I understand the pressures, tight deadlines and the stress that can come with this fast paced environment And I can help talk through how to begin alleviating symptoms of stress that are beginning to impact on your day to day. Don't feel that you have to suffer in silence. Talking through issues such as work related stress and the anxiety and depression can help you to make long term changes.

Fees

From £70.00 to £80.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

All sessions including two initial assessments are 50 minutes. All sessions take place at the same time each week. I charge £70-90 per session. The higher end of my pay scale reflects any room rental cost and all my fees are subject to change

I currently offer day sessions and I have limited evening appointments. I am currently working remotely but am returning to in-person sessions soon.

So if you need help now, or have any questions about my counseling service and how I may be able to help then please do not hesitate to call or email me on the number listed. Or you can message me directly from my website: www.veroniquechristie-therapy.com

When I work

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I have day sessions available with little evening availability, however, evening sessions do become available.

Further information

My private practice is currently based online via Zoom or Skype.

I know that finding the right counsellor can feel daunting, so please do not hesitate to call or email me for a brief chat with any concerns or inquiries you may have about the service I offer.

I also offer sessions to new mothers who are finding the change to motherhood overwhelming. We can look at and work with the changes motherhood can bring. Postnatal depression and any issues you would like help with. It can sometimes feel difficult to talk openly about feeling unable to cope. This is open to all mothers with young children.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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