Hi I'm Chrissie and I am a therapist who believes that we all have the ability to find the answer for ourselves, but sometimes we get stuck and need help.
Working together we can find ways to overcome your obstacles and improve your life by exploring your inner thoughts, feelings, emotions and experiences, and learning how to have a better understanding of them.
I provide a confidential, safe space where you can feel heard, understood and respected without feeling judged.
A space to explore your concerns, issues, dilemmas. Time for yourself, where you are important without having to worry about others.
I will work with you at your pace, ensuring your autonomy throughout the time we have together to ensure you are happy with the outcome.
As an Accredited registrant member of the NCS (national counsellors society) I work within set guidelines of a governing body that is an accredited member of the Professional Standards Authority. I undertake regular continuous professional development workshops and keep up to date with the latest research and developments in the counselling and psychotherapy sector.
I have worked in counselling practices since 2015, working with clients from late teens to retirement age. I have experience in working with clients who have relationship issues, bereavement issues, attachment issues and those who are affected by anxiety, panic attacks, fear, anger, rage, depression, low self-esteem, low self-confidence and disability / health issues. I also work with clients who have experienced sexual and/or physical abuse, domestic violence and I have experience in using the “rewind” technique for people with traumatic memories.
Having Experience of living with a physical disability myself and the challenges that brings, working with others that live with disabilities is something that is close to my heart. Supporting others with PIP assessments, discrimination at work, anxiety and depression, isolation and socialising difficulties, health concerns to name a few.
I have previously worked as a counsellor at The University of Leicester, and volunteered as a counsellor at Cruse bereavement care and Mosaic disability service for three years.
Starting counselling can be scary. By reading my profile you have already taken the first steps; the next step when you are ready, is to contact me to book an appointment.
I work on an individual basis at locations near the city centre LE1 area of Leicester. I can also provide online sessions via Zoom.
To arrange your first session please email, call or text using the details provided above. We can discuss your needs and arrange a suitable time to meet.
I believe that therapy should be available for all, so offer a number of low cost spaces and also have discounted sessions for students.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT ARE YOUR FEES
£30 - 40 per 50 minute session
I offer reduced fees for students and those on low incomes.
WHAT IS COUNSELLING / THERAPY
This is a hard question to answer as it is different for everyone. Some people want someone to off load to, some people want to find answers for their problems and others want to explore their pasts to identify what made them who they are today. I work with what you bring, its your time.
WHEN CAN I COME
I offer daytime sessions at my room in the LE1 area and have evening and some Saturday sessions at my LE4 room. I can also provide online session via zoom and other online platforms.
HOW LONG CAN I COME FOR
I offer short and long-term work, depending on your time and what your issues are. As we work together we will review our progress and end when you feel you have resolved your issues.
GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION
HOW WILL INFORMATION BE GATHERED
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is set up to ensure people have protection for their data. Set out below is how I will deal with your personal information.
When attending counselling with me I will collect some personal information, ie contact details, emergency contact details and notes to be used in our sessions together. This information will only be used for contact purposes.
HOW LONG WILL YOUR DATA BE STORED FOR, WHERE WILL IT BE KEPT AND WHO WILL RECEIVE IT
Your Personal data will be kept for 5 years from the end of our work together. Your details and notes will be stored separately in a secure location and will not be shared with anyone other than when required under UK Law and where I am legally bound to release access to your personal information. After that period your Personal Information will be confidentially destroyed.
WHO HAS ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
I do not share your personal information with any other party and you are able to access it at any time (free of charge) up to the date of destruction. If requested by you in writing, I will provide your information to a third party.
As a member of the ICO I adhere to their guidelines and will report any data breaches. You will be informed should this happen.