Christine Finch: Online Person-centred/humanistic Counsellor
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Christine Finch

Person-centred/humanistic counsellor
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About Me

“I work from a humanistic background which values and affirms you as an individual, accepting that what is true for you is true for you and that recognizes and supports your desire to understand and change yourself. I aim to create a safe and secure environment in which you feel comfortable to address what is troubling you. I utilize an integrated approach, usually working from a person-centered position but using other theories that I have been trained in as appropriate. I look to create a balanced relationship between the two of use, working in a collaborative way to enable you to identify what is wrong and empowering you to decide for yourself how you want to go about changing it, if that is what you decide that you want to do.”

I originally came to counselling through anger management, having lived for a number of years through challenging personal issues and unsuccessful relationships as an angry person in denial.  In early 2010 I attended the British Association of Anger Management’s anger management programme led by Mike Fisher finally coming to appreciate the full nature of my anger and the impact that it had on my life.  I then went on to train as an accredited facilitator of anger management programmes with Mike completing my training in November 2010.

I then gained her Certificate in Counselling Skills through Life-Force, Colchester in December 2011 and qualified in working with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in October 2012. I completed her Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and Counselling Skills and Theory in January 2018, and has since completed specialised training to enable me to work online with clients who can’t meet face to face.

I have completed two years of a three yearDiploma in Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity Therapy with Pink Therapy in London, having previously attended 6 days of Pink Therapy Essentials in Gender and Sexual Diversity Therapy Training in early 2017. This enables to work in an affirmative and knowledgeable way with individual and unique genders, sexualities, arousment patterns, participants in BDSM, kink, and sex workers.

I adopt an integrative approach to my counselling work underpinned by a person centered, humanistic position but I am able to shift to other modes depending on the clients needs. I has found that her own practice is informed through my continued self-development, my work with my clients and my research and learning.

This has led me to appreciate two key elements of counselling – the continual development and deepening of the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client within a safe and secure environment, and my ability as a therapist to accept and value the individuality and importance of my client’s experiences and choices so that I can fully support my client’s unique journey of self-learning and personal development. I have a current, clean enhanced DBS certificate, and full indemnity insurance in place for both my counselling and anger management work.

I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office and hold qualifications in Organizational Data Security Fundamentals and Risk Management. I am an Accredited Registrant member of the National Counselling Society and work under their Code of Ethics. I am also a Professional Member of the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online.

I moved to Dalton-In-Furness in Cumbria in 2018 having lived in Colchester, Essex for the previous 20 years. I am 62, divorced twice, and have three children, all of of whom are grown up.

 

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Issues often worked with

ADHD
Anger
Anxiety
Autism/Asperger's
Depression
Gender diversity
Interpersonal relationships
Panic attacks
Sexuality
Trauma

Therapy offered

In person
On video

Client groups

Adult
Adolescents

Fees

£40 per session, payable via electronic bank transfer; currently I am not offering sessions for couples

Training and qualifications

February 2010 – November 2011     Completed two years Counsellor training with Life-Force, Colchester on BACP accredited training programme gaining a NVQ3 Certificate In Counselling Skills

October 2010 – November 2010     Completed training in the Anger Prevention Training Model with The British Association of Anger Management, East Grinstead, West Sussex qualifying as an Approved and Certified Anger Management Facilitator; and have subsequently facilitated and delivered workshops and programmes on anger management to individuals and groups working through my own anger management clinic, www.therapiesforlifeangermanagement.co.uk

 November 2011 – October 2012     Completed correspondence course for certificate in Living and Working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

 November 2015 – January 2018      Completed two-year NCS accredited Advanced Diploma course in Counselling Skills and Theory with Chrysalis, Bridgwater and gained NVQ4 Diploma In Counselling Skills November 2016, NVQ4 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling April 2018

 December 2016 - Passed Cybrary on-line Certificate in Organisational Data Security Fundamentals;

January 2017 - Passed Cybrary on-line Certificate in Risk Management;

April 2017 - Passed Cybrary on-line Certificate in CompTIA Cloud+;

April 2020 - Passed Cybrary on-line Certificate in IT and Cybersecurity

 March 2107 – Completed six days training in Gender and Sexuality Diversity Therapy with Pink Therapy, London

 July 2018 - Present   Completed first and interim years of three-year diploma in Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity Therapy with Pink Therapy, London, awarded a Certificate in Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity Therapy November 2019 (Training accredited by the National Council of Psychotherapists and designated as Advanced Specialist training by the National Counselling Society)

 November 2019   Completed on-line Foundation in Cyberculture course with the Online Therapy Institute

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