Unable to get an appointment? Christine works from other clinic locations as well. Please email Christine on firstname.lastname@example.org to see if there are any additional appointment slots available.
You can also find information on last minute appointment availability here: https://www.facebook.com/CambridgeTherapyCentre
Christine also offers corporate services, online and telephone counselling from www.cambridgetherapycentre.co.uk
Who seeks therapy?
People use counselling for many reasons. Some clients seek counselling as a treatment for clinical conditions, such as acute depression, addiction, phobias, or eating disorders, whilst others use counselling as a means to cope with life's challenges, like bereavement, work stress, separation or emotional trauma. Yet others seek counselling as a way of improving their lives and gaining greater stability and emotional well being.
What can I expect from therapy?
Sessions and the course of therapy overall will always be tailored to the individual client's needs, and the content of therapy sessions may therefore vary greatly from client to client. You might want to regard the sessions as your own time and space that can be used either to alleviate an immediate crisis or to resolve ongoing underlying issues. Either way, you do not need to arrive at your sessions with a specific agenda of what you would like to cover.
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.
What kind of issues can I talk to you about?
There really isn't an exclusive list of issues you can bring to therapy, but some of the things that we address in your sessions may include:
* Anger Management
* Body Image
* Dream Analysis
* Eating Disorders
* Family Issues
* Gender Identity
* Hypnotherapy & Self Hypnosis
* Panic Disorders
* Post Natal Depression
* Recurring Nightmares
* Relationship and Marriage Counselling
* Self Development
* Systemic Family Therapy
* Traumatic Experiences
* University Life and Exams
* Workplace Issues
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.
How long will it take?
The length of therapy depends completely on the individual client. Sometimes clients like to start therapy with a fixed number of sessions in mind, sometimes they choose to keep the ending open. In either case, ongoing therapy should always include regular review sessions where both client and therapist can determine the length of any future therapy together.
About the therapist:
Christine is a registered Clinical Psychologist, who graduated in 2003.
In 2005 Christine also qualified as an integrated counsellor and psychotherapist. The main theoretical backgrounds of her training were psychodynamic and person-centred. She has since gained further professional qualifications in working with other theoretical backgrounds, too, for example in Gestalt Methods, and 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 additional qualifications in online counselling, allowing her to now also provide therapy over the internet.
Since qualifying back in 2005, Christine has worked in 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 a qualified supervisor, providing supervision for other counsellors, therapists and those in the caring and related professions. You can find more information of her supervision offer here: http://www.cambridgetherapycentre.co.uk/supervision
Christine is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors /Psychotherapist (UKRCP) and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which means that she works in accordance with the BACP's ethical framework. In addition to this, Christine's online work is carried out in accordance with the BACP's Guidelines for Online Counselling and Psychotherapy, as well as the Code of Ethics drawn up by the Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Online (ACTO).