Christina Ponniah MBACP (Accred), Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist
01932 571078 / 07866718198
I have 23 years of counselling experience, working with adults, young people and children.
- Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
- Member of Counselling Children and Young People (CCYP)
- Providing a professional counselling and psychotherapy service
- Using an Integrated approach to suit individual:
Therapies used to help my clients
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
I work within an ethical framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy [BACP] and have regular supervision with a qualified supervisor.
Training, qualifications & experience
Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)Certificate of Accreditation
BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Ipswich Psychotherapy and Counselling Centre (IPCC)
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
Advanced Certificate in Integrative Counselling
University College of Suffolk
The Central School of Counselling Training (CSCT)
Certificate in Counselling Theory
Certificate in Counselling Skills
I have worked at a holistic drug treatment centre where clients underwent treatments to overcome their addictive behaviour.The skills I gained here helps me to prevent young people getting into substance misuse.
When I was a school counsellor I interacted with children, adolescents, staff and parents, helping them to meet their emotional, psychological, relational and educational needs.
In my private practice, I see clients with panic disorder, persistent pain, dementia, trauma, bereavement, relationship issues and couple counselling. I also see clients referred by their doctor for anxiety and depression.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I see adults going through stress at work, redundancy, career change and lack of meaning to life.
I have much experience in working with sixth former students We address issues that are affecting their home and school life in this crucial time of personal development. Some of the problems brought to counselling are lack of motivation, self harm, relationship breakdown and lack of meaning in life. By the use of talking therapy the student learns to manage his or her emotional self so that their mind is clear to focus on studies and future career.
My particular area of expertise with families is working with a parent or both parents to improve the relationship with their teenage children.
I am a Registered Provider with Aviva and Pruhealth insurance.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
Each session lasts for an hour
Individuals ……………...........…….. ..£60 to £75
Home Visits (Max. 20 miles)..............£60 to £100
Couples ……………..…….........……. £75
In counselling and psychotherapy you will have the opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings confidentially in the client counsellor relationship.
You will be listened to in a non-judgemental, empathic and therapeutic environment using a holistic approach.
You will be helped to understand how your past and present thoughts, feelings and events affect you.
You will be encouraged to discover your inner strength to enable you to achieve your goals and to have balance in your life.
I specialize in:
Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Eating disorder, Self harm, Lack of motivation, Relationship issues.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Tamil and Sinhalese|
Monday - Friday 09:00 am to 7:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|