During this global Covid-19 pandemic we have been forced to stay at home or work under stress in keyworker positions. Many of us have been required to work from home in a way we may have not been asked to do before. The impact on people's sense of well being and mental health is being adversely affected.
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 break down of a relationship or suffering a bereavement? Have you reached a crisis point and 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.
My name is Veronique Christie, I am a qualified and a BACP registered practitioner currently working online. I offer an individual, therapeutic and confidential service that can help you navigate challenging feelings.
My practice is currently based online but I hope to return to face to face counselling when restrictions are lifted. I am happy to see clients from all backgrounds and cultures, younger and older adults.
These are some of the areas I work with amongst others.
- relationship problems
- low self-esteem
- Work-related issues
My approach is psychodynamic, a therapy which explores your experiences within a safe and supportive environment. Not all issues you may be currently experiencing may be Covid related. It is important to have someone to talk to whatever your situation. Together we can begin to explore and understand how challenging feelings or behaviours currently impact on your quality of life. Sessions start with two initial assessments where you can begin to talk about what brings you to seek out counselling at this time and how we can work together.
We will meet once weekly for 50 minutes. We can also clarify what time frame for therapy feels right for you, although I do mainly work with clients on a long term basis, I am open to time-limited work.
I am BACP registered and adhere to the BACP's ethical framework and guidelines.
About how Counselling can work for you.
Counselling is a way for you to begin a journey of 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.
Counselling can also help to identify any negative patterns of behaviour that may be impacting on your relationships and day to day life. Together we can work through issues and help you gain insight and the confidence to make changes.
I understand that making contact can feel daunting and confusing at first, but building a good relationship with your counsellor is the first step towards alleviating symptoms and overcoming problems that feel too overwhelming to manage on your own.
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 and a brief chat about how I might be able to help. If I am unable to speak to you straight away I will always return your call or email at the soonest opportunity.
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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.
- 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 am happy to discuss a mutual fee if you are currently out of work. A blog on work-related stress can be found on my website: veroniquechristie-therapy.com
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
All sessions including two initial assessments are 50 minutes. All sessions take place at the same time each week. I charge £60-75 per session. We will able to discuss the appropriate rate once an assessment has been booked.
I currently offer both daytime and have some evening appointments available. I also offer daytime Skype sessions which are proving helpful to those who would prefer an online approach and especially students who are studying away from home.
So if you need help now, or have any questions about my 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
Concessions offered for
I have daytime and evening appointments available. Please call or email to book an initial meeting which gives you the opportunity to begin talking to a counsellor in confidence.
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.