Christi Carson Counselling Service
I have been working as a Therapeutic Counsellor since 2009 following my second year of training. I qualified in 2011 with a Diploma in Person Centred Therapeutic Counselling.
Person Centred Therapy works on the idea that all people have the desire to move in a positive direction and therefore know what is best for them. Through a safe and trusting environment where you don’t feel judged but understood, you can begin to look at the things in your life that you are not comfortable with or would like to change. Within a relationship that is open and honest, you will feel able to explore patterns of relating to others and beliefs about yourself, gaining a better understanding of who you are and challenging fixed thoughts and ideas.
My training and the completion of my Diploma in Person Centred Therapeutic Counselling took place at West Nottinghamshire College in Mansfield.
Since then I have become a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Registered).
Initially I worked for Derbyshire Rape Crisis (now SV2) as a volunteer counsellor. The service offers counselling and support to anyone over the age of 14 who has experienced rape or sexual abuse at any point in their life, aiming to promote the recovery of any adult or young person of any gender who has been through this traumatic experience.
I have also worked for CRUSE Bereavement Care and ISAS (Incest and Sexual Abuse Survivors). Cruse exists to support anyone experiencing or anticipating bereavement, whatever the nature of that loss or the time that has since elapsed. Support may take the form of information giving, emotional support and provision of the range of its services. ISAS exists to provide an effective, efficient, professional service available to males and females over 16 years who are survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse in Nottinghamshire.
In 2013 I began working as a therapist in private practice from a purpose designed log cabin at home.
I have experience of working with people of all ages and with a wide range of issues. People come for counselling for a variety of reasons and typical issues include: depression, low self esteem, low confidence, anger management, relationship difficulties, family problems, bullying at work, bereavement and loss, health problems, stress and anxiety.