Christina Benei

Christina Benei

West Calder
South Lanarkshire

01501 785007 / 07909 915117

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West Calder
South Lanarkshire

01501 785007 / 07909 915117

About me

I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with years of experiencing working in NHS and the private sector practice.

As a BABCP Accredited  CBT Therapist I provide a psychotherapy service to clients and also offer Equine facilitated therapy, which is using horses in therapy sessions to facilitate emotional processing and practice skills in managing symptoms.

I recognise that therapy needs to be tailored made to suit the client. People needs vary and therefore therapy needs to accommodate this. Some people wish a direct approach and their symptoms are suited to CBT face to face therapy, other prefer a more indirect approach or skill training development and learning.

My goal is provide evidence based psychotherapy treatment, like CBT, and develop this to meet the needs of the individual. I believe in working collaborative with people to understand their symptoms in order to achieve their goals.

Training, qualifications & experience

My background training is as a Registered Mental Health Nurse and my specialities included, Forensic nursing, Community care and Eating Disorders.

I am a Post Graduate Diploma Qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and have attended training on Compassionate Focused therapy and  Mindfulness Therapy. I am trained in Family Behavioural Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy.

I have worked with emotional disorders and mild to complex disorder. I receive regular supervision and update my training so my clinical professional development is on going and I continue to meet the Accredited standard of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapist and the professional needs of my own Employer and my own private practise.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited



My initial assessment fee is £60 which is an hour - hour and half assessment  providing a detailed written assessment of the symptoms and treatment recommendations discussed in assessment.

CBT Treatment sessions are £45 per session for  telephone CBT or  £50 face to face CBT.

Equine Facilitated Therapy is £50 per session

All sessions are an hour. Some session will inevitable be longer depending on the work we are doing and especial when completing practical skill work. There will be no additional charge for this.

Further information

Please note, The Equine Therapy is a non ridden therapy, it is working with the horse on the ground.

My facilities are in a rural location.

A copy of the written assessment report is provided to the client.

Maps & Directions

West Calder, EH55

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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