I currently hold a Bsc (hons) Psychology, and a PG Certificate, PG Diploma and an MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. My MSc is recognised by the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) who are my ethical body, and I adhere to their guidelines within my practice.
The integrative approach that I use incorporates techniques such as CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), person centred therapy, and psychodynamic attachment theory. When we meet, it will give me a chance to review what you're bringing to the therapy and what you want to work on, and I then tailor my approach to suit your needs.
I see therapy as a collaborative process in which you play an active and equal part in exploring your inner world and experiences.
I started my counselling career alongside studying for my psychology degree, working with other students to run Nightline, which was a telephone service dedicated to offering students emotional support and advice. I have also had experience of counselling people through Mind, who I was with for 7 years, working with people of all different ages and from different walks of life. Mind is a charity which offers many different types of support for anyone suffering from mental ill health, including counselling.
Hello, I'm Chrissy, and I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. You can also find me on the Association's UK official register approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.