Christina Kelekun

Christina Kelekun


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Romford

Romford RM3
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

I currently offer counselling via zoom or face to face.  Please contact me for availability and appointments.

About me and my therapy practice

My name is Christina.  I can help you with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem/confidence, issues around identity, difficult childhood experiences and many more.

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 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 will take an active part in your sessions, rather than just listen.  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. Everyone 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.  

I can also help with issues around parenting your children.

Practice description

My experience:

  • 10 years' experience of working as a counsellor with adults in a domestic abuse charity, MIND, general counselling services, Place2Be and private practice.
  • 8 years' experience of offering counselling/play therapy to children in primary & secondary schools.
  • Worked with adults, children and families in family support roles in charities and statutory services.
  • Many years' experience of living and working with people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. I am respectful of difference and welcome the richness that different cultures and viewpoints bring to our relationships.

  • I am bi-lingual - German and English

My Training:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling - 2005
  • Certificate in Humanistic and Psychodynamic Counselling - 2003
  • Certificate in Counselling Children - 2015
  • Diploma in Creative Approaches to Supervision - 2021
  • Regular continued professional development courses incl. adult and child safeguarding, trauma, self-harm, anxiety, attachment

Other courses:

  • Working with Trauma in a Time of Trauma – Webinar with Caroline Spring – May 2021
  • Healing the Shame that Yokes you – Online Conference with CONFER - March 2021
  • Trauma as Energy Unbound – Tavistock Trauma Series – February 2021
  • Online & Telephone Counselling – April/May 2020
  • Using Drawing, Pictures and Fairy Tales in Counselling – May 2020
  • Advanced Safeguarding – Aug 2020
  • Hidden Harm (Alcohol/Drug Misuse) – July 2019
  • Schools & Bereavement – Oct 2019
  • Attachment and Psychopathology (3 days) – Dec 2017

Other information:

  • Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their code of ethics
  • Fully insured

My first session

I offer an initial free 15 minute telephone conversation.

Our first session is a chance for us to meet and find out 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.

I work with individual clients both long-and short term.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Cognitive, Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, 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

Languages spoken

English, German

Supervisor - Hornchurch

Hornchurch RM11
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a clinical supervisor and have completed 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

Languages spoken

English, German