Hello my name is Christine Board, I am married with 2 grown up step sons. I am a Therapeutic Counsellor specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and I work in the Bristol, Bath and South Gloucestershire Areas.

How Can I Help?

CBT Therapy

 I work on a one to one basis. Sessions are 50 minutes and usually take place on a weekly basis. CBT is centred on scientifically based research and gives me the facility to access a wide range of proven treatment interventions that can help you progress with your personal change and development process. I am available for sessions during the day and early evenings.

EMDR Therapy

I work on a one to one basis, it can be brief focused tratment or part of a longer programme.  Sessions can be for 60 to 90 minutes and usually take place on a weekly basis. 

What is EMDR?

The mind can heal itself naturally, in the same way as the body does.  Much of this natual coping mechanism occurs during sleep, particularly during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.  Francince Shapiro developed Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) in 1987, utlising this natural process in order to successfully treat Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Since then, EMDR has been used to effectively treat a wide range of mental health problems.

I am an experienced Counsellor/Psychotherapist and able to work with the following client base:

  • Individual One to One Therapy
  • Loss and Bereavement Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Youth and Children's Therapy
  • EMDR Therapy

CBT works well with the following conditions (this list is not exhaustive):

  • Generalised Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks
  • Divorce and other relationship type problems
  • Eating Disorders
  • Abuse
  • Suicide

EMDR works well with the following conditions:

  • PTSD
  • Anxiety and Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Phobias
  • Complicated Grief
  • Self Esteem and Performance Anxiety
  • All types of Abuse        

Since qualifying as a counsellor I have undertaken further studies.  I am a qualified EMDR Practitioner and can work effectively with Trauma and other mental health conditions.  I am a Cruse counsellor and can work very effectively with loss and bereavement.  I have an interest in working with Children and Youth and have gained great experience and insight in this field so I undertook further studies 2 years ago and followed a Post Qualifying Diploma working with Children and Youth.  I am an experienced couples counsellor and undertook Couple Dynamics training delivered by a Relate Trained Counsellor and can offer a safe place to talk and work through all types of relationship issues.  I have experience as a trainer where I co-facilitated an Introductory Course for 12 weeks to teach an Introduction to Listening Skills for 16 students at Network Counselling and Training in Bristol.  I worked as part of the team for Marie Stopes as a Telephone Counsellor for 7 years where I provided counselling around crisis pregnancy related issues.  Previously I was part of the Affordable Talk team at Talk in the Bay in Bristol where I was the only counsellor providing CBT Therapy to adults children and couples.  I am also comfortable to talk about issues around Spirituality, Christianity and other religions.

If looking at this page has been helpful, I would be delighted to hear from you. Please feel free to ring me for an informal chat or email me with any questions. The following pages also provide further information about CBT and EMDR.

Mobile: 07952 215 532
Landline: 01179 567 970
Email: christine.board@cbtherapysolutionslimited.co.uk
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