Hello and welcome to my website! Here’s a little bit about me…
My name is Christine Cooper, and I am a qualified counsellor, registered with the BACP and NCS. I mainly work as a Person Centred counsellor but also use creative arts if the client wishes to use them. How we work together will be dependent on each client and in whichever way suits them. Person Centred therapy is more often known as a talking therapy, however, for many of us finding the words can sometimes be difficult, or even seem impossible. Using creative arts in therapy can be an alternative way of expression and communication for some people.
Whichever way you prefer to explore, I believe that I am easy to talk to. I’ve been described by others as open minded and non-judgemental, compassionate and caring which I hope helps clients feel comfortable exploring their experiences with me.
I work with both adults and young people age 12 and above. I am happy to work long term with clients and also in a specific time limited way if preferred.
If your child is under 16 and you would like for them to see me, please contact me to discuss how this can be arranged and what is involved.
I work with a wide range of issues such as but not limited to; stress, anxiety, anger, body image, loss, etc. We are all unique so all have different areas we would like to talk with someone about.
Qualifications & experience:
OCN Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Foundation Degree in Counselling – Open University
Counselling Tutor– Worcestershire
School Counsellor – Worcestershire
Working with Children and young people Diploma – Lindum College, Lincoln
Volunteer Counsellor – St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – Nuneaton
Volunteer Student Counsellor – St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester
As a counsellor, tutor and supervisor, I feel ongoing training is not just a requirement of being a member of the BACP, I also feel it is necessary to be able to offer the best I can to any clients or supervisees. Because of this I actively engage in continual CPD (continuing professional development) in a variety of ways and areas.
Willow tree photos on front page: by Keith and by photographers on Unsplash