Christine Fontaine - Dips Couns MBACP

Christine Fontaine - Dips Couns MBACP

301 Goldhawk Road
London
W12 8EU

07799 431020

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301 Goldhawk Road
London
W12 8EU

07799 431020

About me

My thinking is that we are all doing the best we can with the knowledge we have and sometimes this means we can get into relationships, both personal and professional, which cause us to experience anxiety, depression, stress, trauma and abuse.

I work in an empathic, confidential and non-judgmental way that focuses on building a therapeutic relationship with you to facilitate the trust and confidence required to enable you to manage both past and present issues.

You can access short or longer term (six months plus) therapy depending on your needs. I draw on a range of psychotherapeutic styles catered to suit each individual client. Individual, couples and group therapy available.  Just drop me a text, email or call and we can arrange something.

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 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.

Special interests (in no particular order and not exclusive)

My specialism falls into two main categories; firstly, working with people from the film and television industry and secondly, working with people who are affected by different types of trauma and violence.

Having worked within the film and television industry, I am sensitised to the multiple stresses that can arise within this field. I have a comprehensive psychological understanding of how groups work and the support crew need to work effectively. I have undergone more specialist training in somatic resonance and bodywork to support actors.

My role as Senior Counselling Manager with the west London branch of the leading mental health charity Mind, and 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 specialist training to enhance my proficiency working with:

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

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and Training:

  • 4 years training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Metanoia Institute
  • MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy - on-going
  • Certificate in Clinical Assessment, Metanoia Institute
  • Emerging from the Emergency - Onsite intervention work in the aftermath of a traumatic event 2018
  • Workshop - Addiction, Metanoia Institute 2015, 2016
  • Workshop - 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
  • CPD Body Work & Somatic Resonance Training with Bill Cornell Lyon 2017 and 2018
  • Workshop - Working with trauma in the emergency services, Tavistock Clinic, Mind Blue Light programme, 2018.

I run the counselling service for Hammersmith and Fulham Mind where I also write and deliver training to organisations and provide in-house training for our volunteer counsellors.

I have previously worked as a counsellor for an international employment assisted programme organisation where I was responsible for psychological containment, assessment and referral of clients.

I have previously had a successful career working within the film and television industry.

I am committed to ongoing training supporting me to enjoy my work and professionally develop my skills as a psychotherapist. I have ongoing supervision and personal therapy to clinically support me working as a relational psychotherapist.

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)
  • UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy)
  • EATA (European Institute of Transactional Analysis)
  • Metanoia Institute
  • IARTA (International Association of Relational Analysts)

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

£70 per session for individual (50 minute session)

£100 per session for couples (60 minute session)

Groups and consultancy, price on application.

Maps & Directions

London, W12 8EU

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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