Veronique Christie

Psychodynamic Counsellor MBACP

07796677930

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I am a qualified psychodynamic practitioner whose aim is to listen with empathy. My approach is to help clients express feelings and thoughts within an open non-judgemental environment.

After an initial assessment session where we can begin to talk about what brings you to counselling now. My aim is to provide a safe and confidential therapeutic space for you to share any past and present experiences that may be impacting you now and where it allows the client to feel heard and express any feelings, worries or concerns.

I usually work on a long-time basis. However, I do not aim to prescribe or dictate how many sessions you might require. I will be checking in with you along the way on how you feel sessions are going. Keeping channels of communication open between client and counsellor allows for openness and clarity.


Counselling with Veronique

After an initial assessment session where we can talk about what brings you to counselling at this time, we can begin to explore issues and patterns of behaviour that are no longer benefitting you. My aim is to provide a safe and empathetic therapeutic space for the client to share past and present experiences that might be affecting them now and also for clients to feel heard and able to communicate any worries or concerns openly and with confidentiality. As the relationship between client and therapist evolves this can also help a person to grow and develop further in all aspects of their lives. 

I do not prescribe or dictate how many sessions you might need as this can depend on how you feel along the way and will check in regularly on how you feel your sessions are going to ensure that we can work together on what feels right for you.

Before training and qualifying as a counsellor I worked in the film and tv industry and as my practice has developed over the years I have found that although I work with a broad and diverse spectrum of clients many are from this world. Any industry can feel stressful and pressurised and the film, theatre and tv industry can feel particularly pressurised. So please do feel you can contact me for any help with this and be reassured that we will together on any issues you may be experiencing with understanding and confidentiality.

Training and Qualifications

I have gained certificates in counselling practice and theory. My accredited psychodynamic counselling diploma was gained at The Highgate Counselling Centre.

I have been working with clients one to one in private practice since 2015. Prior to this I was a practising trainee counsellor for two years at the Highgate Counselling Centre where I also undertook training on various courses from bereavement to group therapy.  I worked on a voluntary basis with ICAP services, London

I usually work long-term with clients on a variety of issues and I have experience in working with clients who seek out help with the following.

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues. separation and divorce
  • Loss, miscarriage; IVF.
  • Domestic violence
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Families affected by alcohol addiction

I also have experience in the media field working within a commercial organisation providing tailored counselling for staff. I also counsel people who work in the film, TV, theatre and media and entertainment fields. Helping them with a variety of issues that come from a highly pressured and ever-changing environment.

Fees

Initial assessment session £75

Thereafter £75

I offer a limited number of low-cost for those on a reduced income. Please contact me for details.

Cancellations are charged at the full rate

Non-attendance will be charged at the full rate.

Contact

You are welcome to contact me on my email address: vchristie39@gmail.com or visit my website: veroniquechristie-therapy.com which gives further insight into my therapeutic ethos and method of working with clients. I appreciate that seeking out therapy can feel daunting and confusing at times, therefore I am happy to offer an initial introductory phone call should you require.