There are times when it can feel as though things are not going well and you may feel disappointed with how your life is turning out. You might feel disengaged and ambivalent about your relationships or work. You might spend sleepless nights worrying about the past, present or future. Life might feel lonely and painful. Sometimes you can find a way forward yourself and sometimes it can help to consult someone who has the expertise and skills to work with you to help you to make sense of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
I work with people who are experiencing feelings of depression, anxiety and stress to understand themselves, to find ways to move forward and to learn some coping strategies. I work with individuals and couples who are experiencing relationship difficulties to explore how they could improve their relationships. I can help you to explore how to live in a more fulfilling way. I also help clients with their personal development, to overcome difficulties at work and to achieve their potential.
My name is Christine Bonsmann and I am a qualified, accredited and experienced Counsellor. I am a Registered and Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). I am a Member of the BPS Division of Counselling Psychology, and a Founding Member of the BACP Coaching Division. I am also a member of the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO). I hold a Doctorate in Counselling and Psychotherapy and am a published researcher and author in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. I am also a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and am a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
I am approved to work with a number of insurance providers: Aviva, AXA PPP, BUPA, Cigna, Heailix, Vitality and WPA.
I look forward to helping you. Your therapy space is waiting for you.