- Phone number
- 07866 984220
About me and my therapy practice
If you're reading this, I am guessing that there is something that's getting in the way of how you'd like to live your life and with how you are coping.
Seeking a therapist is not a weakness; it’s not a sign that you are not strong enough to get through this on your own. It’s not that you are not “man enough” or “woman enough” to carry on.
Asking for help does not make you a failure.
Walking into a room and asking for help from a stranger is brave and courageous.
It’s a sign that you've recognised that you need help, that you are vulnerable and you are willing to share it with someone else. That’s bravery and strength at its core.
So, if you are keeping things bottled up and feeling like you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, if you feel like everything is getting to you at the moment and you feel like you just don’t know what to do, counselling can help you.
My name is Christina and I’m a counsellor and psychotherapist and I can help you make sense of things by creating a safe space for you.
I can help you understand what’s troubling you and how your past may be affecting your present life. I offer a non-judgmental space where you can start to talk about your troubles and feel better - always at your own pace.
I am a psychodynamic counsellor which means that I place an emphasis on “why”. Psychodynamic psychotherapy offers the opportunity to explore our innermost thoughts and those parts of ourselves that we have needed to keep hidden in order to function in our lives. This allows us to make links between our past and present and make positive changes to our life.
My first session
The initial consultation is an opportunity for you to talk freely about what brought you to me, along with any goals you want to achieve, and questions you might have about the therapy process.
This initial consultation is also an opportunity for you to experience what I’m like and how I work. Over the course of the consultation, I will explain more about my way of working, as well as practicalities on confidentiality, fees, cancellations and appointment times.
If we agree to work together, we'll then work out for how many sessions you’d like to meet– it may be just a few sessions or on an open-ended basis.
It helps to work out a time-frame together from the outset, but nothing is set in stone, and we can always review as we go along.If working online is the only practical option for you, I’m happy to meet this way too. I use Zoom as my online platform, which I am happy to discuss.
The initial meeting will last 50 minutes and it costs £55 and subsequent sessions also cost £55.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited