My name is Chrissie and I am a BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) registered Counsellor. I am a reflective and caring person and my aim is always to listen and build honest relationships. I believe in offering a relationship where trust can be built and authenticity, not where judgement can exist. I do not consider myself a fixer of problems but someone of support who can help facilitate change or decision making and I endeavour to be honest and empathic at all times.
On a personal note, I take pride in the fact that I have been in the clients seat and have worked extensively on self understanding . I find this is and has been invaluable in my work with clients. Afterall, *how can we begin to understand another's pain or darkness, unless we have faced our own*. I don't believe we can!
I trained at the University of Surrey completing my Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling in 2012. Prior to this I qualified in both Person centred/humanistic and Psychodynamic Counselling.
I have worked as a Counsellor within the community, voluntary sector and privately for many years, and have experience in working with many people with their own unique difficulties.
Even though I have experience working with many varied issues, I aim to improve my working practice with continuous professional development through specific workshops or literature. I am also supervised, which means another Counsellor and I will meet in order to manage and maintain good professional care.
As a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), I work within the ethical framework of good practice, with a commitment to offering a high standard of professional therapeutic care.
The best part of what makes me who I am as a therapist are the clients who have let me into their lives and trusted me with their stories.
I feel honoured to be a part of the journey, as each session brings a better understanding of themselves, more growth and greater resilience.