Christine has a first degree in Linguistics and she is also a qualified teacher. From teaching, she moved into a career in industry as a research consultant to use her languages and to travel, for which she developed a continuing passion. She has lived in France, Greece, Scandinavia, Holland and Australia, developing an understanding of cultural difference and an awareness of the challenges posed by frequent change.
Christine has held senior management posts in marketing and training, for major UK public companies, where she discovered that her skills and passion lay in helping people uncover their potential to perform at their best, to experience personal development, and true “emotional intelligence”.
Having discovered this strong interest in coaching and counselling, she decided to retrain as a therapist, and she has continued to attend training to develop her skills and knowledge throughout the past six years. She has recently completed two years research for a Master’s degree in Counselling Practice, for which she was awarded a distinction. This study explored the effects of resourceful states of mind on the outcomes of counselling and the relationship between therapists and their clients. The research will be published as a book later this year.
Working in private practice as a counsellor, coach and mentor to children and young people, with clients ranging from Primary age to University level students and adults, Christine deals with a variety of issues from bereavement and loss to self-esteem and learning difficulties. She will also offer counselling online if preferred.
Additionally, she runs ‘Resourceful State’ seminars and workshops in personal growth and development, and trainings for other therapists and counsellors in the techniques she has developed. To quote Christine:
“Helping people to grow into their potential and have a balanced life is one of my major passions. I always say, though, that only you, yourself, can choose to make the changes needed to achieve what you want. I’m there to help and support, and if you come to work with me you learn quickly that you are the one in charge of your own life! That way YOU hold the power to be, do and have whatever you desire.”
Resourceful State also works in affiliation with a group of highly qualified and experienced trainers and therapists with a range of specialisations from Hypnotherapy, Brief Therapy, Performance Coaching, Clean Language, Metaphor and Storytelling to Emotional Intelligence, Special Needs and Whole Brain Learning, who contribute their skills and knowledge as required.
Married with two children, Christine is based in the UK in London, although she travels internationally to train others and to give workshops and seminars.