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Christine is a registered clinical psychologist, who has been in practice since 2003. In 2005 Christine further qualified as an integrated counsellor and psychotherapist. The main theoretical backgrounds of her training were psychodynamic and person-centred. She has since gained additional professional qualifications in working with other theoretical backgrounds, too, for example in Gestalt Methods and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), allowing her to work in a truly integrative way and to provide the best form of therapy for each individual client. In January 2011 Christine gained further qualifications in online counselling, which is a mandatory requirement for counsellors wishing to provide therapy over the internet.
Christine has worked in a wide variety of settings, including general practice as well as in non-residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation clinics. Through this she has gained vast experience of working with both long term and brief therapy, focusing on resolutions and progress during times where clients may feel particularly stuck.
Christine is also a qualified supervisor, providing supervision for other counsellors, therapists and those in the caring and related professions. Christine is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors /Psychotherapist (UKRCP), the Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Online (ACTO) and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She works both in private practice and as a provider of counselling and psychotherapy for BUPA.
Areas of interest
People seek counselling for different reasons and there is no exclusive list of issues you can bring to therapy, but some of the things that we address in your sessions may include:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Post Natal Depression
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Relationship and Marriage Issues
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The list really is quite endless and even though your issues might well fall into one of the above categories, you are unique and will have developed your own views on things governed by your own individual experiences.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Physical disability
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- Cambridge Therapy Centre St. Johns Innovation Centre St Johns Innovation Park Cowley Road CAMBRIDGE CB4 0WS
- 01223 654678
- Video and telephone consultations
Christine has a special interest in dream analysis and art therapy and likes to use these media where they are seen to be of benefit to the client. Whether we incorporate creative materials into your therapy or not is completely up to you. Some clients go through their entire therapy without ever picking up a pen or notepad whilst others like to draw or use creative materials to help them express their thoughts and feelings.
Courses offered to GPs
Christine offers a variety of free talks to GP Practices and Occupational Health Providers. Usually these talks are targeted towards the specific audience requesting the talk, so please enquire individually by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org