Dr Christine Day BSc (Hons) MRes DClinPsy
I believe that for many reasons we can feel stuck and uncertain in our lives. Working together with someone to understand and make sense of our experiences can be the starting point of positive changes in our relationships with ourselves, those around us and our environment. Therapy offers you a space to reflect and make sense of your experiences which can start you on a journey to make positive changes in your life. These benefits of engaging in therapy are the reasons why I am very passionate about my role as a Clinical Psychologist and Therapist.
I can offer an integrative psychological approach because of the diversity of my experience and training in Clinical Psychology, which allows me to tailor therapy to you as an individual. I also offer 8, 16 and 24 sessions of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) which is wonderfully creative and relational approach to understanding your experiences and work towards some positive changes.
In addition I also offer Cognitive behavioural Therapy (CBT) for specific difficulties and Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy (PIT) if you would prefer a conversational model that allows you to develop the relationship between emotional and physical self bringing form to your experiences.
My private practice is on Mondays and Saturdays between 9am and 7pm as well as Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings from 6pm I am based in Central Manchester within the city centre.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in Mental Heath Services since completing a Bachelor of Science Psychology Degree (BSc hons) at the University of Manchester in 2005 and completed a Masters in Research in Psychology (MRes) at the same University in 2006. I later completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) at the University of Liverpool in 2015.
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapy practitioner also trained in Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy (PIT). I have work for the NHS for a number of years and offer private therapy in Central Manchester on Saturdays.
As part of my continuing professional development, I have continued to learn through training in different approaches and psychotherapy skills including CAT, CBT and PIT.
I am experienced in working with many difficulties including:
- Identity and self-esteem
- Bereavement, grief and loss
- Low mood
- Social anxiety/social phobias
- anxiety and panic
- Trauma-related difficulties including PTSD, intrusive thoughts and anxiety
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Relationship difficulties
I am fully registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) the national regulator of health and care professions in the UK. Registration number: PYL32708
I am also accredited as a Cognitive Analytic Therapy Practitioner and my membership number ACAT the accrediting body is: ACAT15619
Registered / Accredited
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The Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy
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Health and Care Professions Council
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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Self-funding individual psychotherapy sessions are £100 per session (1 hour duration), to be paid at the time of booking.
Health insurance individual psychotherapy sessions are £120 per session (1 hour duration) to be paid at the time of booking.
Any additional service costs (e.g letters to your GP if you request this) will be discussed before completion.
While we appreciate that there are many valid reasons why clients may need to cancel their appointments at short notice the following policy applies:
In providing us less than 24 hours notice in the cancellation of your appointment this incurs a cost to us in both the loss of room fees already paid for and not allowing us enough time to offer your slot to new clients. We hope you can appreciate that this means the full cost of the session is incurred. If you are having therapy paid for by your insurer you will be personally responsible for paying any unattended or cancelled appointments.