Christina is experienced in both long-term and short-term work in various settings: NHS, charitable organisations, Transport for London, and private practice. She has worked at length with issues of trauma as well as LGBTQ+ and BAME communities. She specialises in Integrative Psychotherapy (drawing on all schools of psychology), meaning that therapy can be tailored to suit clients’ personality and needs.
With an understanding that the therapist-client relationship is key for successful therapy, Christina provides a warm and empathic space where individuals can feel safe enough to tell their story. Christina works with her clients to process difficult feelings, to foster a better understanding of their circumstances, so that they can discover what leading an authentic life looks like for them. She encourages her clients to access their inner resources, identifying their core values to offer hope and direction for their future. She works collaboratively with individuals, promoting behavioural transformation through exploring emotional or relationship difficulties, assessing thought-life and analysing past/current events and behaviours.
Specialisms include relationship issues, trauma/PTSD and racial identity.
Having previously worked with children, Christina has a keen interest in attachment-related issues. She understands that even the earliest feeling-states can lead to long-lasting, devastating effects in adult life. These can include approaching relationships in an unhealthy manner or seeking damaging behaviours or coping strategies.
Christina is committed to helping people who have experienced either shock trauma or relational trauma as she understands how injuring these effects can be at a biological, psychological, and social level. Her approach to working with trauma is informed by modern evidence-based research that incorporates a holistic understanding of the body-mind connection.
Christina works with issues surrounding race and culture; she has dedicated research specific to second-generation children from immigrant families and the impact of intergenerational trauma. She understands that culture-clashes and cross-cultural differences can become inherently traumatic through marginalisation and oppression, which impact the individual’s sense of self and safety in the world.
If you would like to find out more or arrange a free 20 minute phone/video consultation with Christina, feel free to contact her without obligation.
LGBTQ+ and Kink Allied.
Fees: £70 per session
Also Covered by Insurance Providers: Vitality, Aetna, AXA PPP, Aviva