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Christine Fontaine

London W12 & W1T 07799431020 07799431020 Registered / Accredited
London W12 & W1T
07799431020 07799431020

About me

I am a Relational Psychotherapist working with individuals, couples, groups, and companies, promoting mental wellbeing.  My private practice is in west London, (located on the borders of Chiswick, Hammersmith and Shepherd’s Bush) working with clients on a broad range of issues.

I work in an empathic, confidential and non-judgmental way. We will focus on building a therapeutic relationship to facilitate the trust and confidence required for you to manage both past and present issues.

I provide either short or longer term therapy, depending upon your needs. I draw on a range of psychotherapeutic styles catered to suit each individual client.

What to expect

For individuals and couples, I suggest an initial session at my standard fee, lasting 50 minutes for individuals and 60 minutes for couples. In this session, we will discuss and agree on how we can best work together, the frequency and duration of the therapy sessions and the desired outcome. Usually, sessions will be held on a weekly basis during the same time slot each week.

If this is your first time considering therapy, we can have a brief telephone conversation to talk through the process. Just drop me a text, email or call and we can arrange something.

My role as a senior clinical consultant for the leading mental health charity Mind and my experience managing and setting up counselling services (Mind and Headstrong) as well as my experience gained with an international employment assisted programme organisation, has positioned me to work with a diverse cohort of clients affected by unimaginable tragedy as well as trauma associated with everyday life.

I have experience working with many conditions and concerns, including – but not limited to – low self-esteem, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, sexuality, identity, bereavement, grief, anger management, couples, and relationship difficulties.

I have experience with Personality Disorders such as Bipolar, Borderline, Anti-Social, Obsessive Compulsive and Schizoid. I am trained in Transactional Analysis therapy and draw upon Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Relational models in my work.

​I have over 15 years of experience working in the creative arts world in a senior management capacity. Over this time, I have gained tremendous insight into the world of leadership and management. I understand work-related issues such as stress, performance anxiety, and managing teams. I also work for organisations who have experienced company trauma, going in and assessing and providing therapeutic interventions for staff, the support offered is 1-1 and/or therapy groups as well as ongoing wellbeing support for management to rebuild after event based tragedy.

I have specialist training to enhance my proficiency in working with:

  • Relationship issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Creative block
  • Bullying in the workplace
  • Loss and bereavement.
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Phobias
  • Panic disorder
  • All forms of historic and current abuse.
  • Psychotherapeutic intervention in emergency situations
  • Trauma: Individual, corporate and societal
  • PTSD

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and Training:

  • MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute
  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Metanoia Institute
  • Clinical Assessment training, Metanoia Institute
  • Clinical use of measures, Metanoia Institute
  • Emerging from the Emergency - Onsite intervention work in the aftermath of a traumatic event 2018
  • Working with trauma in the emergency services, Tavistock Clinic, Mind Blue Light programme, 2018.
  • CPD Body Work & Somatic Resonance Training with Bill Cornell Lyon 2017 and 2018
  • Radical Psychiatry, Exploring Difference, Metanoia Institute 2017
  • 202 - Working with organisations, Metanoia Institute 2017
  • CPD Body Works IARTA Conference 2017
  • CPD Research Measures, Chris Evans 2017
  • Addiction, Metanoia Institute 2015, 2016

Professional membership

I am a member of and am bound by the codes of ethics and professional procedures of the following organisations.

  • BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) reg no 00916446
  • UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) reg no 2011166816
  • EATA (European Institute of Transactional Analysis)
  • Metanoia Institute
  • IARTA (International Association of Relational Analysts)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£70 per session for individual (50 minute session)

£120 per session for couples (60 minute session)

Groups and consultancy, price on application.

38A Goodge Street
London
W1T 2QW

301 Goldhawk Road
London
W12 8EU

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Discount available for psychotherapy students

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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