M. Christa Shehadeh
M.Sc (Therapeutic Counselling) PG Diploma in CBT
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Christa is a versatile psychotherapist with 20 years’ experience of working in different mental health settings, including the NHS, third sector organizations and in private practice.
She is trained as a Counsellor and a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and works with adults and couples.
She specializes in dealing with deep-rooted recurring emotional or psychological difficulties that may have had a sudden onset and seemingly cannot be overcome or may have had a debilitating effect on a person throughout their lifetime.
Christa works with a range of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness and Schema therapy.
Her special interest is working with long-term physical health conditions as well as chronic pain presentations that do not have a physical origin.
Training, qualifications & experience
- M.Sc in Therapeutic Counselling 2005, MBACP (accred)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 2010, MBABCP (accred)
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
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)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£100.00 per session
- Assessment Session/Therapy Session for individuals £100 (60 minutes)
- Therapy Session for couples £150 (90 minutes)