Kristina Dorner MSc, PgDip, BABCP and BACP accredited
Are you feeling anxious or on edge? Are you feeling low? Are you finding it difficult to get on with life? Therapy can help. I am an experienced therapist here to help you get through these difficult life situations. I offer talking therapy online in both English and German. Please see my website for further details or get in touch following the link on this page. Things can change, the difficult bit is taking the first step.
Tackle your struggles with:
- Anxiety (generalised anxiety disorder, health anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder and social anxiety)
- Low self-esteem
Helping you to overcome:
- Breakup and separation
- Relationship difficulties
- Stress and burnout
- Chronic pain
- Difficulties falling and/or staying asleep
I am a bi-lingual (German and English) therapist and have been working in health and social care for over 15 years. I am a specialist in treating anxiety disorders and depression.
When working with you, I take a dynamic and proactive approach. I explore the psychological underpinnings of your life difficulty and provide feedback, clarification and education around a given problem. Creating a joint understanding is paramount to a good therapeutic relationship and positive change.
I do not believe that one particular type of therapy suits all people and their needs. Nevertheless, in my experience, and by considering research studies, it has been found that Cognitive Behaviour Therapy can be very successful in treating a variety of difficulties. CBT is a short-term, proactive, solution-focused form of therapy that can help address unhelpful habitual behaviours and biased thought processes.
Although we cannot change our past, or the things that may happen to us today and in the future, we can change how we deal with difficulties, allowing us to form new and more helpful ways of coping. However, when CBT is not the most appropriate form of therapy for the individual, I carefully draw on, apply and integrate other therapeutic techniques, such as person-centred, mindfulness and compassion based approaches.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, IoPPN, Kings College, London 2016
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology, Roehampton University 2015
- MSc Psychobiology of Stress, University of Surrey, Roehampton 2002
- BSc Psychology and Counselling, University of Surrey, Roehampton 2000
- Accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
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.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Typical 50 minute therapy sessions are charged at a rate of £85 per session.
I am a registered provider for AXA, Aviva and Vitality Health.