Is it time for change?
Hello, I’m Christine Smith, I am a qualified Counsellor and psychotherapist. Senior Accredited with NCP and an Accredited Member with BACP. I have been qualified for over 24 years, my work has been vast and varied in many different types and settings. The therapeutic model I offer is integrative, tailoring the model to the client’s needs. I believe that the therapeutic relationship underpins the process of change.
How I Work
My theoretical approach is integrative. This approach includes a range of counselling theories such as CBT, NLP, Person Centred, TA, 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During our counselling sessions you may identify and address any unhelpful, outdated or hyper-vigilant thinking and behaviours. For example, negative thoughts and feelings about yourself or an ongoing situation or from your past. Together we can explore and challenge any of the particular thoughts, actions and responses that maybe adding to or causing the difficulties in your present-day 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 towards your wanted 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 23 year’s experience of working as a Counsellor and psychotherapist. This work has been and continues to be vast and varied.