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Christine Smith

Christine Smith

Counsellor in Hoylake

I am a qualified Counsellor and psychotherapist. Senior Accredited with NCP and an Accredited Member with BACP
I have been qualified for over 20 years, my work has been vast and varied in many different types settings The therapeutic model I offer is integrative, tailoring the model to the clients needs. I believe the therapeutic relationship underpins the process of change.


Background & Qualifications

CERTIFICATE IN BASIC COUNSELLING SKILLS CITY AND GUILDS 3702.
CERTIFICATE IN COUNSELLING SKILLS CSCT 068803.
CERTIFICATE IN ADVANCED COUNSELLING SKILLS YEAR 1.
CERTIFICATE IN ADVANCED COUNSELLING SKILLS/THEORY AND PRACTICE CIPDCIC19 .
2 YEAR DIPLOMA IN COUNSELLING COURSE CIPDCIC19 .
CERTIFICATE IN COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY ABC/034736.
CERTIFIED ADVANCED PSYCHOTHERAPY DIPLOMA IN PICT PRACTITIONER CHILD THERAPY NCP.
INTRODUCTION TO BRIEF SOLUTION FOCUSED THERAPY
ADVANCED SKILLS BRIEF SOLUTION FOCUSED THERAPY
CONFLICT RESOLUTION and MEDIATION THEORY and SKILLS
TA 101 (Transactional Analysis)
Training in working with individuals suffering from PTSD
Training in Suicide Intervention.
Training in ACT (Acceptance and commitment theory).

1995-1999 Counsellor/First Start worker for SSAFA (Soldiers,Sailors and Air Force Association), Offering Counselling and support to serving military members and their families.
1998-2001 Counsellor for Victim Support, working with all victims of crime.
2006-2009 NHS Working as a bank counsellor.
2001 to date Working within the male judicial system.
Throughout all of this time I have run my own private practise with therapeutic rooms in Hoylake and in Rodney Street Liverpool.



My Specialisms

Working with a wide Rang of issues including Trauma, Abuse, Self harm and PTSD.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

My theoretical approach is integrative. This approach includes a range of counselling theories such as CBT, NLP, Person Centered and Solution Focused.

An integrative approach allows us to find the most effective and individual approach throughout the counselling process and subsequently tailoring sessions to you and your unique situation, problems and experiences.

During our counselling sessions you may identify and address any unhelpful or outdated thinking and behaviors, for example, negative thoughts and feelings about yourself or a situation. Together we can address particular thoughts, actions and responses which maybe continuing to add to difficulties to your life.

We can explore and look for more helpful alternatives. Throughout the sessions, you will have opportunities to decide on the changes you wish to implement in your life and what you desire moving forward and in your future.

My approach is based strongly on the belief that we, as individuals, are capable of being self-driven and determined. It is also based on people understanding the relationship between oneself, others, the world around us and how all of these components interact.

I have over 20 years experience of working as a Counselor and psychotherapist. This work has and continues to be vast and varied.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Counselling In Person £35 per 60 minutes

Additional Rate Information

Certificate in Counselling, Diploma in Counselling, Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy, Certificate in Cognitive Therapy. 19 years working experience as a counsellor/Psychotherapist. £35.00 per hourly session.