Christine BartonCounselling in Buckhurst Hill, Essex

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About Me

I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist, a Verified member of Psychology Today and Accredited member of ACHHP. I am passionate about helping people and work with genuine care and empathy. You may be anxious, unsure, grieving, confused, scared, afraid, no matter what you are experiencing, I offer a space for you to talk and to be listened to in a respectful and non-judgemental environment.

I’ve worked closely with Alzheimer’s patients and families, the Macmillan's Trust, the terminally ill and as a family/marital therapist, people suffering from depression, abuse, low self- esteem, anxiety & stress, sexual issues, cultural issues, bereavement, addiction, anger and loneliness. My personal life experiences have taught me of the stresses we are expected to cope with on a daily basis. Having raised three children with all that entails, the trauma of bereavement, a stressful job at management level with monthly targets, experiencing first hand life threatening illness, makes me all too aware of everyday struggles, stresses and traumas many of us are confronted with.

I believe that no techniques or approaches will ever work without a strong client-therapist connection, with the therapist seeing each person as a unique individual and listening to understand their perspective and problems.

Qualifications & Accreditation

Most Relevant Qualifications;

Person-Centred Counselling Practitioner
Psychodynamic Therapy
Ad. Dip Stress/Anxiety Consultant
Ad. Dip Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
Ad. Dip Hypnotherapy
Professional Divorce Therapy & Mentoring
Professional Bereavement & Loss Counselling
Trauma Focused Therapy

As an Accredited member of ‘ACCHP’ & ‘ACC’ I am bound by their Code of Ethnics and committed to my own on going personal and professional development.

The Accredited Register scheme was set up by the Department of Health to ensure that the public are able to choose safe, ethical and competent professionals for their health and social care needs.

The scheme is administered by the PSA which is an independent body, responsible for overseeing the UK’s nine health and social care regulatory bodies and is accountable to Parliament.

For you, as a member of the public, the fact that I am an Accredited member, should offer you peace of mind and enhanced protection as a client. Having been vetted, I have demonstrated my personal commitment to meeting high professional standards, to enhancing safety and delivering service.

NB: it must be stressed that I am not personally accredited by the Professional Standards Authority; it is the register, held by each Of the Societies (ACCHP and ACC)) that is Accredited. Equally, no treatment or service I provide is endorsed by either the Professional Standards Authority or by the Government.

Membership of Professional Bodies:

ACCPH (Accredited Counsellor, Coach, Psychotherapist & Hypnotherapist)
ACC (Association of Counsellors)
Accredited register membership Professional Standards Authority

Psychology Today, verified

Fully insured / Enhanced CRB Check

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