Christina Macadam

Christina Macadam


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

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Therapist - London

London W11
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Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist working with children, adolescents and young adults. 

Since 2015, I’ve worked therapeutically in a variety of settings and a range of ages. This includes working in a Tier 3 community NHS CAMHS, the third sector, and primary and secondary schools. 

I completed my clinical training at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, qualifying me to work with children, young people and parents. Before this, I completed a pre-clinical Masters training at the Anna Freud Centre, which provided an in-depth understanding of development from infancy to young adulthood.

As my base I use a psychodynamic approach, but I can also incorporate other techniques depending on the needs of the individual. Please have a look at my website for further details. 

  

Practice description

I offer support to children and young people who may be experiencing a range of emotional, behavioural, social and mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, loss, self-destructive thoughts, social anxiety and low self-esteem. 

I work collaboratively to explore and make sense of some of the difficulties that individuals are experiencing and how it might be affecting their behaviour, thoughts or feelings. With younger children, I encourage them to play freely and to use art activities to communicate what is troubling them at their own level and pace. 

I provide a space to bring up whatever feels important or relevant to individuals within a safe, confidential and non-judgemental setting. I have two consulting rooms situated in Holland Park,W11 and I also offer online or telephone sessions.

My first session

Taking that step of getting in touch can be daunting, and you may have lots of questions on your mind. This is why I offer a free 20-minute, no-obligation telephone conversation where we can go over any questions and discuss what brought you or your child to therapy. During this discussion, we can think about whether it would be helpful to arrange an initial face-to-face or online appointment. 

If so, we will meet for one or several thorough assessment appointments, which is an in-depth discussion about the situation and reasons for considering therapy for yourself or your child, the most appropriate intervention and whether I would be the right person to help with this. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Stress, Trauma

Types of therapy

Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Children, Families, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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