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About me

Fully qualified clinical, counselling, occupational and health psychologist with 10 years experience. My goal is to provide you with a strong practical foundation and the right skills for achieving mental strength, better health and life fulfilment. For me, progress means change, rehearsing new ways of thinking or a range of strategies to iterate development safely. The result, a genuine approach for you to always find a better way forward.
The services I provide include scientifically refined strategies which can explain the unknown, empower lasting change and promote a meaningful progress. Keeping the process simple, safe and effective is one of my top priorities.

Psychotherapy, counselling and coaching are complementary psychological interventions. They serve different functions, and my practical and academic background allows me to wear the scientist practitioner's hat for bringing research forward through applied strategies and build relevant skills you can easily transfer across contexts.

According to recent research, cognitive behavioural principles help to shape the most effective psychological approach. This means, that mental reactions are best explained by a psychological framework that takes into account the interaction between our thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

The most rigorous approach needs to be both intuitive and flexible. Psychological theory allows me to apply my skills across contexts, for mental health, organisational change or community development.

Psychotherapy? "You can't survive without reacting. Over time, feelings, thoughts and actions align to values, goals and contexts.
Managing mental distress involves recognizing the fine line between mental reactions and clinically relevant symptoms. Here is where I'll help you face the challenge, at the right threshold for your development."

Counselling? "Enthusiasm comes with success, but disappointment follows failure. Awareness is the gift of consciousness, bringing problems into focus so that you may find the right solutions for your development."

Coaching? "It is normal to feel hesitant, wise minds can achieve greater mastery in uncertain times. Only when we face our imperfections we can overcome the challenge. It's time to rehearse a different way of living so that you may find your way forward and learn to grow with purpose."

Organisational health? "Today's leaders are mainly focussed on performance, and to a lesser extent on the human aspects of work. As a result, vulnerable employees benefit less from the support that is available to them, yet may suffer in silence because of the need to create a good impression.
A recent meta-analysis showed that job strain and high effort, combined with low reward and organisational injustice, are risk factors for coronary heart disease and mental distress. Under the same conditions, a range of psychological factors such as the Type A Personality, emotional sensitivity, physiological reactivity or maladaptive coping skills, lead to increased mortality and morbidity, a higher number of stressful experiences, and lower wellbeing."

Applied psychology? "Psychological research is the number one solution for a well-informed strategy. Discover which organisational areas need to be developed, what products or services may help you achieve higher impact and create an evidence-based image for investors and potential clients. No matter what stage your project or work stream is at, applied psychology can help in many ways."

Training, qualifications & experience

Fully registered with the Health and Care professions Council - the official body for regulating psychological practice - under clinical, counselling, occupational and health psychology. CBT psychotherapist, trained in collaboration with the Albert Elis institute USA.

I hold a double bachelor's in Psychology and education sciences (2008), a master's degree in Clinical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy (2010), and a second master's in Human resources (2009).

Additional qualifications and accreditations include; CBT psychotherapy, innovation management, project management, training of trainers.

For a list of my research and publications, please see: https://cristiannica.co.uk/about-me

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.

HCPC

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Equine therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Intercultural Therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Schema Therapy

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Fees

From £35.00 to £100.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • HealthAssured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Your wellbeing shouldn't be a struggle. I aim to make my services affordable to those who need them, at the same time respecting my quality standards. For more details about the services I provide, and specific quotes please see the services section of my website: https://cristiannica.co.uk/public/services

Availability

Insurance fees are set in accordance with your healthcare plan. Please note, I do not support malingering practices, act wisely.

Further information

Purposeful anxiety meditation download: https://cristiannica.co.uk/public/products/6

Download the first chapter of Guide yourself, stay informed, take action: https://cristiannica.co.uk/public/products/3

Supervisor profile: https://secure.counselling-directory.org.uk/supervisor_76013.html

Take part to my digital project: www.responsivebooks.co.uk/applications

2 Prebend Street
London
N1 8PT

44 South Molton Street
London
W1K 5RT

Type of session

Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

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.

Additional languages

French
Italian
Spanish

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
VSee
Doxy
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am registered under clinical, counselling, health and occupational psychology. Providing access to meaningful strategies for you to learn and grow.

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