Dr Christine Langhoff DClinPsy MSc DipPsych BA Oxon
I am a doctor in clinical psychology and I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and I am a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society. I provide assessments and evidence based psychological therapy for individuals, couples, families and groups. My main therapeutic approaches are cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), systemic therapy and couples counselling. I also use acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy and mindfulness techniques in my work.
I can help with many difficulties such as depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, low self-esteem and relationship problems. I am a member of the Faculty of Perinatal Psychology (BPS)and I provide specialist services for pregnant women, women with children under one and their partners. Moreover, I have a special interest treating individuals who have physical health conditions (e.g. cancer, diabetes, COPD, HIV).
I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment in which to explore your current difficulties. I have training, expertise and experience of working with clients from different cultural and religious backgrounds and work with clients irrespective of their gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or race.
I am registered as a provider of psychological therapy with Aviva Health, AXA PPP, PruHealth, Exeter Family Friendly, Cigna, WPA, Vitality Health and Allianz.
The first appointment or assessment
The first session is a chance for you and me to see if we could work together. During this session I seek to gain a deeper understanding of your current difficulties and your hopes for therapy sessions. It is also an opportunity for you to get a feel for how I work and to see if you feel comfortable talking to me. At the end of our first session, I will make some recommendations and we will think about a way forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
- DClinPsy - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - UCL
- MSc Transcultural Mental Healthcare - Queen Mary's, University of London
- Diploma in Psychology (Conversion for Graduates) - Open University
- BA (Hons) Human Sciences - Oxford University
I have worked as a psychologist in the NHS since 2008 and am registered as a clinical psychologist with the HCPC. I am a Chartered Psychologist with chartered membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and I am a full member of the Division of Clinical Psychology. I am also a member of the Faculty of Perinatal Psychology (BPS). I have worked in a wide range of services in the NHS, including Improving Access to Psychological Services, CMHT, sexual and reproductive health services, oncology and palliative care, paediatric psychology, Psychology and Health Service, a community service for people with learning disabilities and substance misuse services.
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
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.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
First Appointment / Therapy Sessions
Individuals - 50 minutes: £135
Sessions cancelled with more than 48 hours notice will not be charged for. Where less than 48 hours' cancellation notice is given, the session will always be charged at the full rate, irrespective of the reason.
Home Visits £150 - 50 minutes
Sessions via Skype - 50 minutes: £135
I am currently registered as a provider of psychological therapy with Aviva Health, AXA PPP, Exeter Family Friendly, PruHealth, Cigna, Vitality Health and WPA and can also provide therapy for clients registered with Allianz. I am afraid that I do not work with BUPA at present. I generally accept self referrals from clients. However, if you are registered with a private healthcare insurer and wish to have part or all of the fees paid for by the insurer, a referral from your GP (or with some companies, from a psychiatrist) may be required by the provider in order to cover your fees. Please check with your provider what their criteria are.