Counselling

Christine is an Accredited Member of  the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. The ’BACP’ indicates that accredited counsellor or psychotherapist have achieved a substantial level of training and experience that has been approved by BACP.  She has also completed the BACP ‘Certificate of Proficiency’ and her details are listed within the Accredited MBACP Register.

She has had many years of working in the voluntary sector with adults and children who are experiencing major changes, difficulties and crisis in their lives.  She has been employed and also volunteered in a variety of settings over the last fifteen years and as well has having her own practice, she as been Project Co-ordinator for a registered charity within the Forth Valley which supports those who are experiencing housing issues and financial hardship for the last six years.

The values and beliefs which underpin her practice are:
  • respect and recognition of the unique value of every human being
  • genuineness and exploration without judgement or condescension
  • an interest in celebrating difference and similarities and the diversity and richness which comes from working with people from all corners of our communities
  • fairness and equal opportunity, challenging discrimination 
  • support individuals rights to exercise self determination to reach their full potential
Her qualifications include:
  • British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Accreditation
  • Advanced Professional Training/University of Strathclyde: Developing Supervision Practice Course
  • British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy: Certificate of Proficiency
  • Centre of Therapy Glasgow: Diploma in Counselling and Group Work (CBT Approach)
  • The Mindfulness Association: Certificate in Mindfulness
  • COSCA: Certificate in Counselling
  • Alcohol Focus Scotland: Counselling Course (Substance Misuse)
  • Forth Valley College: HNC in Working with Communities

Proof of qualifications, professional membership, enhanced disclosure and insurance are all available upon request.

As an Accredited Member of the BACP she works within BACP’s Ethical Framework.  Her membership details and more information on the professional ethics can be found on the BACP website www.bacp.co.uk.

In accordance with the above ethical framework, counsellors and therapists are required to access supervision with a qualified supervisor.  This helps to ensure they work to the best of their abilities and in the best interests of their clients.  Christine accesses supervision on a monthly basis in accordance with her professional registration.

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