Christina Kelekun

Christina Kelekun


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Languages spoken: English, German

Contact information

Phone number
07856 - 166313

Contact Christina

Therapist - Romford

Romford RM3
07856 - 166313
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I currently offer counselling via zoom or face to face.  'Walk and talk' is also available.

I am currently free on Mondays, Tuesdays or Saturdays and some evenings.

About me and my therapy practice

My name is Christina. As your counsellor I will provide you with a confidential non-judgmental space in which you can feel safe to tell your story, express your real thoughts and feelings and feel heard. I will support you to explore issues you are finding painful and distressing and help you towards a resolution.

The way I work:

I'm not a counsellor who just sits quietly and nods their head from time to time.   In order for you to feel comfortable to bring any issue that is troubling you, it is important that we we build a relationship based on trust and openness. I will offer you a supportive and reflective space and listen to you in an open-mind and non-judgmental way.  I will be transparent in the way I work with you and share my thoughts and reflections with you.

My approach is described as integrative.  This means that I work using skills from different counselling approaches (psychodynamic, humanistic, CBT, solution focussed or creative methods) to best help you with whatever difficulties you bring to counselling. I believe that everyone is different and uses counselling in their own unique way depending on personality, history and the issues you want to address and, therefore, I am flexible and adjust to your needs.  

I know from my own experience that life can be difficult at times, maybe because of our experiences as a child and/or what life throws at us as adults. And often we find that there is a link between the two, themes that repeat in our lives and that continue to cause us pain, anxiety and unhappiness. Or we might have suffered the loss of a loved one that is hard to cope with, separation/divorce, loss of income, confusion over our identity (sexual, nationality, cultural), loss of home country regardless of whether this was through choice or fleeing persecution, bullying in the workplace etc.

Practice description

I work with individual clients, adults or children, both long-and short term.

My work with children:

As your child's counsellor I will provide your child with a confidential non-judgmental space in which s/he can feel safe to tell their story, express their real feelings and fears and feel heard. I will support your child to explore difficult feelings or experiences and move forward.

I work in an integrative way with children and use a variety of different methods or approaches, depending on your child and their difficulties.

Play is the natural language of children which they use to express themselves, therefore, a lot of the therapeutic work is usually done using creative methods - arts and crafts, clay, play with toy (e.g. small animals), role play etc. I also use Feelings cards and the Inside Out characters to help your child explore and name feelings and make sense of them.


My experience:

As a Counsellor I have worked with adults in a domestic abuse charity as well as in general counselling services and Place2Be.

I have also offered counselling/play therapy to children in primary schools for many years.

I have extensive experience of working with adults, children and families in family support roles in charities and statutory services. 

My training:

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling - 2005

Certificate in Humanistic and Psychodynamic Counselling - 2003

Certificate in Counselling Children - 2015

I am currently studying for a Diploma in Creative Supervision.


My first session

The first session is a chance for us to meet and see if we want to work together and if we can build a therapeutic relationship. That relationship will be the core of our work together.  I will need to gather some background information to understand you better and define therapeutic goals.

I will also need to gather some basic information about you and talk about the way that we want to work together , including possible length of therapy, cancellations, costs etc.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Play therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Supervisor - Hornchurch

Hornchurch RM11
07856 - 166313
Sessions from £25.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

Once I am fully qualified as a Supervisor my fees will increase to £35 - 40 per hour.

About me and my therapy practice

I am a clinical supervisor in training and am currently completing a Diploma in Creative Supervision with the London Centre for Psychodrama.  

I am a BACP registered integrative counsellor, working both with children and adults. I have worked for the charity Place2Be for many years, offering supervision to counsellors, both experienced and trainee, working with children in schools. I now run a private practice as a therapist and supervisor.

As a Supervisor I offer an empathic, supportive approach using creative and theoretical approaches to explore and deepen the clinical work with clients. I can give you ideas, insight and constructive feed-back on the client work being discussed.

I am flexible  in my supervision approach, while remaining accepting of different theoretical models and each supervisee’s unique and individual style of delivering therapy.  My intention would be that the supervisee leaves a supervision session feeling a little clearer and better about their work, and goes on to make sense of their sessions and to achieve therapeutic progress with their client.

I have extensive experience in safeguarding, multi-agency liaison and working with parents.

I AM CURRENTLY OFFERING SUPERVISION SESSIONS EITHER FACE-TO-FACE OR ONLINE, VIA ZOOM.

Practice description

I can offer supervision via zoom or in my home.

My first session

Our first session will include some information about how and where you are working, your experience and your past experience of supervision. I will then let you know anything more you'd like to know about me and my experience. After this the session and all future sessions are for you to use as you choose. 

Clients I work with

Adults, Children