Christine Ackers-Griffin


Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07944 035834

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Therapist - New Milton

New Milton BH25
07944 035834
Sessions from £50.00

Features

Availability

I work on a Tuesday , Wednesday and Thursday . 10 till 4pm

About me and my therapy practice

I have been practising as Counsellor and psychotherapist for over 30 years, and a supervisor for over 20 years.

I work with individuals , couples and families. My original training was with Relate , working in various projects in the community . I subsequently qualified as a psychotherapist in Transactional Analysis MSc. and a diploma in supervision.

It is a normal Human desire to be happy and move towards growth and building good relationships. This path can often be blocked by negative recurring patterns that we would like to change, but become drawn into repeating them over and over again. 

Wanting to change is an important beginning of the process. In order to explore past experiences and traumas that may be keeping you in the repetitive cycles that are not supportive of the changes you wish for in your life, I believe that it is essential to build a safe therapeutic relationship.  The boundaries of the therapy sessions  provide an opportunity to explore the past and how that may be influencing the present . 

When we experience distress in our lives asking for help can be the most difficult thing we ever have to do. It can be a relief to know you are not alone and what you are feeling happens to many people in their lives. 

I am interested in the how using mindfulness practice can support the therapy process of recovery . It gives the opportunity to be aware of our behaviours and explore unwanted thoughts and feelings from a different perspective of the here and now and not get trapped in past regrets and ruminations.


Practice description

I have many different theoretical approaches that I integrate into my practice.  We are all different even if it may seems we want similar things. It  will be important for us to work together to develop an approach that connects with you.

At this moment in time I am working via zoom or telephone .



My first session

I offer a free initial 30 min introductory session this usually takes place over the phone. This is an opportunity for me to establish your reason for contact and answer any questions you may have about the therapy I am able to offer.

If you decide to continue we will meet for an initial assessment session.  I will ask you for more details about you and again this is an opportunity for you to ask questions . At the end of the first session we will decide together if you wish to go forward and book ongoing sessions. I usually invite clients to consider an initial 4 session contract , we would then assess where we are and how your needs are being met in the therapy session.


What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Stress, Trauma

Types of therapy

Family therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Systemic, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Families

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Telephone counselling

Languages spoken

English