Christine Flanders

Christine Flanders


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07879542169

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Therapist - Stockton-on-Tees

Stockton-on-Tees TS18
07879542169
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

My telephone number here is a work phone which is generally switched off at weekends and in the evenings after I finish work.  Please leave a message if I am unavailable and I will get back to you as soon as practically possible.  

About me and my therapy practice

I have been practising counselling/psychotherapy for 17 years in ; GP practices, Substance misuse services, community settings including school - working with individuals and groups of people including those with multiple complex issues. I work with adults and young people from approximately 11 years old.

Where clients are not adults I can contract to review the sessions on a regular basis to consider how the sessions are going and whether the young people are benefiting from the sessions from the young person and parent’s perspective.

I aim to provide a warm and comfortable space to bring all of the self. I believe that feeling safe and comfortable is essential to building trust in the work of counselling. I work in a very person centred way which means that I believe that we all have the potential to find our own way through our difficulties. However sometimes we need a therapist to help us to recognise, listen and respond to our more authentic inner self.

We all have many layers of experiencing in our lives no matter what our age is and this can affect how we respond to our current life situations. Counselling works within these layers to bring freedom to be the person that you want to be in the now and future.  I offer reflections using tools from some other models where these connect e.g. CBT, TA, Person Centred Art Therapy skills etc.  I also offer practical coping strategies for e.g. anxiety, depression and trauma related issues.  

I work creatively using various media and objects which can bring spontaneous insight into the process. Words sometimes aren’t enough. However this is offered and is not compulsory.

I work week days when my latest appointment is 5.30pm.  I am offering video and telephone counselling during the Corona Virus pandemic.

I work from home in Stockton on Tees, where I have a room set up for counselling and  parking is easily available.

Practice description

I work from home where I have a room set up for counselling.  You currently would enter by the back door which minimises contact with the rest of the house and will not require touch in order to enter.  I am starting to accept some face to face sessions with risk measures put in place - which clients would need to follow in order to access counselling.  My risk plan is available on request and will be made available as an agreement to sign when counselling begins.  I will be limiting numbers of face to face sessions to account for the risk plan actions between sessions.  I will be continuing with zoom and telephone counselling for the foreseeable future.

My first session

The first session of counselling is at a reduced rate of £15 so that you can try counselling and discuss what brings you to this point of exploring this type of therapy.  You can also ask questions if you are unsure about anything or want to know more about counselling/therapy.  There is no obligation to continue to further sessions and you can continue one session at a time if you are unsure about beginning.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Creative therapy, Humanistic, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Supervisor - Stockton-on-Tees

Stockton-on-Tees TS18
07879542169
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

The phone number here is a work phone which is switched off at weekends and in the evenings.  However I do sometimes offer supervision on Saturdays if requested.

About me and my therapy practice

I have practiced as a supervisor for 2 years.    However I have been practicing in counselling/psychotherapy for 17 years in different settings; GP practices, Substance misuse services, community settings - working with individuals and groups of people with multiple complex issues. I have a particular interest is in this latter area and I have produced a training course which will help counsellor/psychotherapists to consider the different needs of this client group in their work e.g. work with trauma, practical issues and creative approaches

Since training I have enjoyed practicing supervision and encouraging counsellors in their work. My model is at core Person Centred and creative, however I do sometimes draw from other models, including TA relationship models, CBT and action work. I also believe that supervision is a useful space to help workers to consider their own self care, nurture and professional development. I aim to provide a warm and comfortable space to bring all of the self.

I love to work creatively and supervision is an ideal space to experience this for yourself if you would like to introduce more creative ways of working into your practice. This could include using art or collage as a media for example or using things like sand tray work, stones, images etc. These can be particularly useful in supervision as we look at the relationship between client and therapist even if you don’t want to practice this way yourself. This will be offered and but is not compulsory.

I currently work week days when my latest appointment is 5pm and some Saturdays for those who can’t get time out of their job to be able to access supervision comfortably.  I am offering video and telephone supervision during the Corona Virus pandemic.

I work in Stockton on Tees, where I have a room set up for counselling and supervision and parking is easily available.

Practice description

I work from home where I have a room set up for counselling and supervision. You currently would enter by the back door which minimises contact with the rest of the house. The chairs are just 2 metres apart and I am starting to accept some face to face sessions with risk measures put in place - which clients would need to follow in order to access counselling. My risk plan is available on request and will be made available as an agreement to sign when counselling begins. I will be limiting numbers of face to face sessions to account for this. I will be continueing with zoom and telephone counselling

My first session

I don't offer a free initial session for supervision however I am happy to provide a one off supervision as a taster without obligation to continue with sessions - giving an opportunity to experience how we may work together in the future and to answer any questions you may have.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Creative therapy, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited