HELLO my name is Christine Eynon
MBACP (ACCRED)

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PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPIST
IN COULSDON for adults, couples and young people.

People seek counselling for many reasons, but normally because they are feeling bad about something which is causing distress and feel stuck and unable to find answers within themselves.

Counselling offers a place to be heard and understood, without feeling judged or criticised and can be the first step towards change and a more positive future.

If counselling is something you are considering, please read on to find out how I might help you and contact me with any questions.

I am a qualified counsellor providing counselling for adults, young people and couples in Old Coulsdon.

My aim is to provide a safe, confidential space from which to help you explore issues which may be troubling you and help you to move forward in a more positive way.

I offer both daytime and evening appointments and work in a pleasant location in Old Coulsdon. There is easy parking and conveniently situated for bus routes serving Purley, Croydon, Caterham and the surrounding areas.

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About me

A few words about me

Let me introduce myself

My name is Chris and I work with both individual clients and couples, providing both short-term and open-ended therapy. I understand the importance of recognising how needs will vary in each of us, due to our individual responses to life and relationships.

I believe it is our early experiences which have an impact on our present lives and relationships. By helping clients’ self awareness through linking the past and present, we can work towards contemplating change.

I have extensive experience working with clients of all ages, cultures and sexuality. I have worked for agencies providing counselling to vulnerable adults, including carers. I have also counselled children and adolescents in both primary and secondary schools.

I have particular interest in working with young people, as I believe adolescents endure many daily pressures through this most difficult and challenging period in their lives. I recognise there can be many pressures within relationships with parents/family/friends, with school and exams, bullying, addictions etc. Having someone outside of family and friends to talk to about concerns in a safe, confidential place without fear of exposure or judgement, can prove really beneficial and provide a valuable space from which to explore problems.

Christine Eynon

Christine Eynon

COUNSELLOR & PSYCHOTHERAPIST

My qualifications, and experience

during my time as a councellor

I am an Accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and subscribe to their ethical framework.

(BACP) Registered

UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist.

Qualifications

Certificate in Counselling Skills

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Advanced Diploma in Counselling Couples

Diploma in Working with Adolescents

Certificate in CBT

Certificate in Time Limited Counselling

I continue to attend CPD workshops and trainings on a regular basis on a variety of topics.

Experience

I have 10 years experience as a counsellor. I currently work in private practice, seeing individuals, children, young people and couples.

I also worked for an agency in Croydon, which provides counselling for a diverse client group with a wide range of issues.

My previous experience is as follows

In addition to my current work, I have worked for Rethink and Croydon Carers Contact.  The clientele were mainly carers of family members or close friends with mental health or physical disabilities.

I have also worked with children and adolescents in both primary and senior school settings.

I have a current CRB check.

I have Professional Indemnity Insurance for counselling work.

My prices

for individuals and couples

I offer an initial hour’s session for £40 for individuals with follow-up 50 minute, weekly sessions costing £40 – £45.  (The latter being for evening appointments after 6.00pm)

Couples are initially offered a 1 hour session for £60.  1 hour for couples often isn’t long enough, so future sessions can vary in time and will cost from £60 – £75.

I offer some reduced fees for clients on low income or students.

About Counselling

What is Counselling?

Counselling is described as a type of ‘talking therapy’. It provides the opportunity to talk about and explore problems and feelings within a safe and confidential environment.

Every one of us will face difficulties at some point in our lives and perhaps don’t feel they either want to, or have the opportunity, to turn to friends or family.  Seeing a counsellor allows you the space to be heard and understood in a non-judgemental environment and helps you to deal with any negative and painful feelings.

There are different types of counselling available, ranging from CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) which is aimed at challenging our thought pattern, thus learning new ways of thinking and behaving.  Other effective therapies consider early experiences and the impact on our lives today.

What is Counselling used for?

Counselling is used to help when we are struggling to cope with the feelings surrounding situations in our everyday lives.  Sometimes this can follow a trauma or bereavement, a relationship breakup or redundancy, whereas at other times, people may have a history of anxiety or depression and have struggled for a long time with negative feelings which can severely affect their everyday lives.

Some of the issues which can be helped with counselling are:

Anxiety and stress
Addictions
Depression
Work problems/Redundancy
Relationship and/or family issues
Sexuality
Low self esteem/Lack of confidence
Abuse
Long-term Illness
Bereavement/Loss

How does Counselling work?

The aim of counselling is to help individuals find a solution to their problems which is acceptable and tolerable to their self.  This is why as a counsellor, I will not judge or advise a client, as it is recognised this would not necessarily help them to find a solution which would be in their best interest.

In order to benefit from counselling, a trusting and safe relationship needs to be built with an empathic counsellor.  It is a unique relationship with someone completely unknown and uninvolved in your life outside of the counselling room.  By encouraging feelings and emotions to be expressed honestly and freely, the counsellor will be able to help you gain awareness and insight into problems and help by considering ways to find your own answers and facilitate positive changes.

Contact Me

Location

I work from my home in Old Coulsdon and have a private room on the ground floor, which is accessible for the disabled.

Parking is free and easy – either on my drive or on the road. There are bus stops nearby, including the 60, 414 and 466, with links to Caterham, Coulson, Purley and Croydon. The nearest railway station is Coulsdon South, which is approximately ½ mile away.

Get in touch

For further information, questions or to arrange an initial appointment, please call my number below.  The number is a private line and your call will be answered in confidence, so you can safely leave a message.  If you leave your name, number and an idea of when it would be convenient to call you back, I will return your call as soon as I am able.

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