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About me

My name is Cristina Durigon and I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist working in Pimlico/ Victoria areas. I am currently available to work remotely through online video calls only due to the pandemic.

People seek therapy for different reasons. You may want to explore better ways of coping with old problems, or try to see different possibilities in your relationships, life or career. You may also be going through a difficult emotional time in your life, and facing these situations, alone, can be quite challenging.

Psychotherapeutic sessions can be a space to talk through these themes. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental and safe environment so different issues can be explored. My aim is for you to find a better and deeper understanding of yourself, becoming more comfortable in your own life. Some of the areas that I work include: depression, anxiety, panic attacks, relationship problems, loss and bereavement, trauma, sexual abuse, rape, sex, sexuality, cultural issues, psychosomatic problems and etc.

I offer short and long term psychotherapy to adults and young people from 18 years old. I work with the Integrative approach and I combine a number of theories in my style to better suit my client’s needs. My main approaches include the Humanistic tradition and Relational Psychoanalysis.

Please see my website for more information – www.cristinadurigon.com.

Training, qualifications & experience

I work full time as a psychotherapist and I see clients in my private practice in Pimlico, central London. I worked in the NHS as a psychotherapist for almost a decade in primary and secondary care services. I have experience working with a number of clients who suffered a wide range of problems with different levels of complexity.

I hold a Diploma in Counselling, an Advanced Diploma, a Diploma in Clinical Supervision and an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy awarded by the Minster Centre in conjunction with the Middlesex University.

I am a registered member of the UKCP, the UK Council for Psychotherapy as well as the BACP (MBACP), the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and, as such, I abide to the Code of Ethics and procedures of both organizations.

My previous work experience includes:

- Primary Care Mental Health Service IAPT/NHS - Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

- Primary Care Mental Health Service IAPT/NHS  - Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Foundation Trust.
- Primary Care Mental Health Service IAPT/NHS  - Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
​- Primary Care Mental Health Service IAPT/NHS - Ithaca House in partnership with Mind Tower Hamlets.
​- Secondary Care Mental Health Service IPTT/NHS - South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust – specialized service for psychological trauma.
​- Families Without Fear Programme – specialised service for women who experienced psychological trauma.
​- Women and Girls’ Network - specialized service for women who were recovering from sexual abuse in relationships and domestic violence.

My background is in architecture/interior design and I have worked in this field for many years.

Apart from English, I also provide sessions, Portuguese and Italian.

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

British Association for Counselling & 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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

- Depression, anxiety and panic attacks.
- Anger issues and their impact on relationships, work and family.​
- Relationship problems including: couples and family dynamics, divorce, separation, parent/children relationships as well as issues of enmeshed families.
- Attachment issues: anxiety, co-dependency, issues with separation and isolation.
- Relationship problems at work, in friendships, bullying and toxic environments.​​
- Career changes, life transitions, redundancy and unemployment.
- Transition between adolescence/adulthood​ as well as adulthood/middle age and beyond.
- Loss, bereavement and new beginnings.
- Childhood and adult trauma including sexual abuse (historic and recent).
- Intergenerational transmission of trauma.​
- PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorders).
- Sex, sexuality, questions of sexual identity, sexual problems.
- Cultural issues, adaptation, geographical changes, interracial/inter-ethnic relationships.
- Chronic diseases, diagnoses and psychosomatic problems.
- Pregnancy and related issues, infertility, miscarriage.
- Motherhood.​
- Spirituality and the search for meaning in life.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

The first meeting is an opportunity for us to meet and for you to experience how would it be to be in counselling with me. We will also explore your current issues and discuss whether therapy may be helpful to you, at this moment.

My fees for therapy sessions are £75. Fees apply for initial consultations. All sessions last for 50 minutes and we would meet once a week

I offer a small number of reduced fee places depending on circumstances, subject to availability.



Further information

My consulting room in Pimlico is in easy reach of:Victoria, Vauxhall, Vauxhall City Farm, Waterloo, Westminster, Battersea, Stockwell, Kennington, Denmark Hill, Oval, Brixton, Sloane Square, St. James's Park, Green Park, Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge, Piccadilly Circus, Gloucester Road and Oxford Circus.

6a Bessborough Place
London
SW1V 3SG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Languages offered

Portuguese, Italian

Supervision

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I offer clinical supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists. I also offer support to mental health workers in the helping profession.

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Cristina Durigon

Cristina Durigon