Christine Fortune M.Sc.(Int.Psych), UKCP accred. BACP reg.
33 Central Chambers
I am an experienced, approachable psychotherapist and counsellor based in comfortable, accessible premises in the heart of Ealing.
If you are feeling depressed, anxious, stressed, have worries, are experiencing a difficult time in your relationships, have concerns about your well being or mental health, or simply want to have a better understanding of yourself, I offer a confidential, safe, non-judgemental space where together we can address your needs.
Please contact me by email, text or phone if you would like to discuss your concerns.
I am registered as a provider of counselling and psychotherapy with Bupa, Cigna and Aviva.
I have successfully worked with people of all ages and from many walks of life and backgrounds. The concerns they have brought include anxiety, depression, panic attacks, bi-polar disorder, post-natal depression, stress, relationship issues, trauma, abuse, separation and divorce, betrayal and affairs, anger, OCD, low self esteem and lack of confidence, concerns from painful memories from the past, current difficult situations and general feelings of unease. I have considerable experience of working with adolescents and young people.
My approach is Integrative, Humanistic and Person-Centred, based on working collaboratively and in partnership with my client in order to meet their unique needs. I see the relationship between myself and my client as instrumental for a successful outcome.
Prior to becoming a psychotherapist I worked for many years in the field of education, as a teacher, manager and more recently as an SEN consultant. During this period I also qualified as an educational psychologist. This background has given me an understanding of the impact of early experiences on development but also a strong belief in human resilience and the ability to change.
In addition to my private practice I have worked in a variety of different settings including charitable organisations, the psychotherapy department of a London teaching hospital, services for young people and adolescents and in secondary and special schools. I also have experience of working within a Mental Health Service.
I am based in a central location in Ealing, opposite Ealing Broadway Station, and very close to mainline, underground and bus links. Public car parking is close by. In addition to Ealing, the location is accessible for many areas including Acton, Hounslow, Shepherd's Bush, Chiswick, Southall, Ruislip, Hammersmith, Richmond, Greenford, Hanwell and Brentford.
I offer evening and day time appointments, including Saturdays.
Please contact me by email, text or phonei f you would like further information and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
I am registered with Bupa, Cigna and Aviva as a provider of counselling and psychotherapy.
I abide by the UKCP Code of Ethics and have an up to date DBS ( previously CRB) check.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications
M Sc Integrative Psychotherapy. Metanoia Institute
Diploma in Clinical Psychotherapy. Metanoia Institute
Advanced Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy. SBSTCH
M Sc Educational Psychology. University of East London
PGCE Institute of Education
BA Psychology Reading University
In addition to private practice I have experience of working in the psychotherapy department of a large London hospital, charitable organisations, a counselling service for young people and adolescents and London secondary and special schools.
I also have experience of working within a Mental Health Trust.
Prior to becoming a psychotherapist I worked for many years in the field of education as a teacher, Inclusion Manager and Special Needs Consultant and therefore am able to bring considerable life experience to my practice.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have considerable experience of working with adolescents and young people.
My fees are £50 for day time sessions up to those starting at 5pm and £60 for evening sessions starting from 6pm.
Concessions may be available depending on circumstances.
All sessions are for 50 minutes.
I require 48 hours notice if sessions are cancelled, otherwise they will require payment.
I have particular experience of working with adolescents and young people.
I also offer hypnotherapy, a short term treatment that is particularly effective for a number of needs including performance anxiety, phobias and low self esteem.
I am registered with Bupa, Cigna and Aviva as a provider of psychotherapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer sessions during the day, evenings and Saturdays.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|