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Chrissie Hinde

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Integrative Supervision 2016 (registered with UK Council for Psychotherapy UKCP)
  • Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy 2000 (registered with UK Council for Psychotherapy)
  • Certificate in Person-centred Art Therapy 1988
  • Diploma in Occupational therapy 1985 (registered with Health Professions Council)

I have been working as a Gestalt Psychotherapist since 2000. I currently work part time as a Gestalt therapist and supervisor. I have 20 years experience of working in mental health with adults and 5 years experience working as a Creative therapist with children.

I enjoy working with individuals, couples and groups. I have also done some training in other therapy approaches including Cognitive therapy, Mindfulness, Psychoanalysis and Person-centred art therapy. I value the richness of working with people from different cultures, orientations and backgrounds.

My own spiritual practice, which draws from Quaker and Buddhist traditions, is a great source of nourishment and inspiration to me.

I am attracted to Gestalt because it is a creative approach and seeks to gain awareness by connecting with body sensation, feelings and thoughts. I believe that we all have a natural tendency towards health and wellbeing but obstacles in life can cause us to get stuck or become unwell. We change by being more fully ourselves. Therapy helps us fulfil our potential to be the truest version of ourselves and to accept and cherish all aspects of ourselves. Gestalt is a therapy based on the healing power of the relationship between the therapist and client. Both are equal partners in finding creative solutions.

The issues that I have experience of working with include:

  • Building self esteem
  • Coping with critical thoughts and voices
  • Coming to terms with loss and trauma
  • Developing resilience
  • Skilful relating
  • Taping into your creative potential
  • Developing mindfulness and clarity

Availability:

Monday morning
Weds afternoon and evenings

Friday mornings

Fees

I charge a sliding scale based on income and savings from £25 to £45