Christine Fortune M.Sc.(Int.Psych), UKCP, BACP, BPS.
I am an experienced and approachable psychotherapist (UKCP) and counsellor (BACP), based in a central location in Ealing Broadway W5. Contact me if you feel anxious, depressed, stressed or simply feel the need to talk.
Issues I work with
I have considerable experience of working successfully with clients bringing a range of issues including generalised anxiety, depression, relationship issues, phobias, panic attacks, anger, stress, lack of self confidence and self esteem, abuse, trauma, bi-polar disorder, bereavement, menopause concerns, post natal depression, separation and divorce and more.
My approach is aimed at working collaboratively with you as my client in order to meet your unique needs. As an Integrative psychotherapist my focus is primarily on developing a relationship of trust and confidentiality. Research has shown that it is the relationship between client and therapist that is the single most important factor for a successful outcome. Working collaboratively means I will not tell you what to do but together we can find ways to help you move forward to a greater sense of well being. The same approach does not suit everyone and according to your needs I may draw on concepts from a range of different approaches including, humanistic, psychodynamic, person-centred, existential and cognitive.
I have ten years experience of working with people of a range of backgrounds and ages. Prior to focussing on my private practice I have worked in the psychotherapy department of St Thomas's Hospital, low cost charitable organisations, local authority counselling organisations for adolescents and young people and as a counsellor in secondary and special schools. I also have experience of working with a Crisis Intervention Team of a Mental Health Trust.
I completed my post-graduate training in Integrative Psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute.
I have also completed training in Clinical Hypnotherapy.
Before becoming a psychotherapist and counsellor I worked for many years in the field of education, as a teacher, manager and as an SEN consultant. During this period I also qualified as an Educational Psychologist. My background, in addition to providing me with considerable life experience, has given me an understanding of the impact of early experiences on development, a strong belief in human resilience and the ability, of all of us, to change.
I offer evening and day time appointments, including Saturdays.
Please contact me by email, text, phone, or via my website (www.westlondonpsychotherapy.org), if you would like further information. I am registered as a provider of counselling and psychotherapy for BUPA, AVIVA and CIGNA.
I abide by the UKCP and BACP Codes of Ethics.
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 London University
BA Psychology Reading University
In addition to private practice I have extensive experience including working in the psychotherapy department of St Thomas's Hospital, charitable organisations, counselling services 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 and counsellor 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
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- 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 attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- 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 £60 a session.
Concessions may be available depending on circumstances.
All sessions are for 50 minutes.
I require 48 hours notice if sessions are cancelled.
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|