My name is Christine and I am passionate about helping people to get the most out of life. I suppose I am what might be called a "people person". My journey into counselling started while working as a registered nurse - which I did for over 25 years. While working with my patients I often found that they would talk to me about things that were worrying them. I always felt that I wanted to spend more time talking and listening to them but unfortunately the demands of the job meant that I was unable to do that. This desire to be more available to help people led me to embark on further training to become a qualified counsellor.
I am an experienced counsellor trained in an integrative approach to counselling which means that I have more than one type of theoretical approach to draw on. This means that I can tailor my approach to suit each individual client. It is not a case of "one size fits all". After all no two people are the same and this way of working means that I can use a mix of different approaches to best suit each individual.
The approaches that I use are Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I also use Mindfulness and relaxation techniques as well as the Rewind Technique which is a powerful tool that helps people heal from all kinds of trauma.
At the heart of everything is the therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client. I provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space where healing and change can take place.
I currently work in my own private practice and am also a volunteer counsellor at Kerith Counselling Service in East Kilbride.