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Dr Christine Openshaw

Psychology

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Specialises in

  • Applied Relaxation
  • Behavioural Couples Therapy
  • CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa (CBT-BN)
  • Counselling
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness based CBT

About me

I have worked with people with a range or psychological dificulties for many years in the UK, Australia and France. I trained as a Clinical Psychologist while living in Australia and completed my clinical doctoral degree in the UK after I returned to this country in 1997.

I have special interests in:
1) eating disorders and body image issues and have worked with people including athletes who struggle with these problems.
2) trauma and working with post trauma problems. I am an accredited EMDR consultant & supervisor and I have been using EMDR for over 25 years.
3) physical health problems and pain

I also have extensive experience in providing treatments for a range of other disorders including anxiety and depressive disorders, OCD, adjustment disorders, bereavement, personality disorders and alcohol problems. I provide structured therapy for couples experiencing relationship difficulties.

I use a number of psychological therapies in my work, primarily Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and EMDR, but also Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness approaches, tailoring the therapy to the individual. I have experience working with most psychological difficulties and, in the past, I worked with people with severe and enduring mental health problems in my NHS work in adult community mental health for many years.

Areas of interest

Individual Psychological therapy and counselling; Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT); 'third wave CBT e.g. Acceptance & Commitment therapy (ACT) & Mindfulness approaches; EMDR; relationship/couple therapy; anxiety, stress, depression, Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Trauma, Eating disorders: other anxiety disorders e.g. obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); loss & bereavement; relationship problems & divorce; working with athletes; health psychology e.g. working with chronic health conditions and pain; Personality disorders.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Eating disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Gynaecological disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Oncology
  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders
  • Trauma
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Procedures completed

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (>50)

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