Christina Lake MBACP (Accred) MA. BA (Hons)
Are you distressed and need to talk to someone in confidence? I am a qualified counsellor (BACP Accredited) with nearly ten years' experience, including working within a GP practice and in a community mental health centre.
Over the years I have worked with people from all walks of life and with a variety of different problems, including anxiety, anger management, bereavement, childhood sexual or physical abuse, depression, eating disorders, low self esteem, OCD, relationship issues, stress, post-traumatic stress, and trauma. I also work for Employee Asssistance companies counselling individuals experiencing work-related stress.
It was after working in mental health services as a personal development coach/careers adviser, that I decided to train as a counsellor. My experience in mental health services (from which I have recently retired) led me to believe that with support and encouragement many people with even the most severe problems, can move forward and lead more fulfilling lives.
Sometimes the answer lies in more understanding about how we have been shaped by our past and of the effect of our childhood experience upon our daily lives. Sometimes learning strategies to manage difficult situations can be the key to resolving problems.
As each of us is unique, each counselling relationship will also be unique and my priority is to ensure that our work together meets your individual needs. I have regular supervision and my own personal therapy and I abide by the BACP Code of Ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained with Re.Vision in North London and hold a Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling. Integrative Psychosynthesis is a holistic approach firmly grounded in the reality of our daily lives and problems but also offering a space to look at our hopes and aspirations too. My post-training experience has included working in an agency focusing on psychodynamic counselling and I have also attended CBT training couerses and use some CBT methods and tools in my work where appropriate. Other Qualifications: MA, BA Hons., Cert.Ed. and NLP Practitioner.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
£40 for individuals. Some concessions for counselling students.
I work from my home in a residential area of South East London, within five minutes' walk of a railway station with links into London Bridge (20 mins), Cannon Street and Charing Cross. Also within five minutes walk are bus stops serving routes into Bexley, Chislehurst, Eltham, Lewisham, New Cross and Sidcup. Free parking.
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Type of session
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