Miriam Christie MBACP, Adv.Dip
I am an integrative counsellor, working in South Norwood and Sydenham in south-east London. My therapeutic approach is based on creating an empathic, safe space for you to nurture self-awareness, explore, resolve or reconcile with troubling or distressing feelings and experiences.
I have particular expertise in working with people experiencing depression, anxiety and somatic distress. I work in a holistic way to help people both address their symptoms in the moment and work through past experiences shaping their present.
Counselling sessions take place weekly and last for 50 minutes. I tend to work within an open-ended model of therapy, which enables clients to go at their own pace and reach a deeper level of healing and self-growth. I also offer a short-term counselling model of twelve sessions, which may be more suitable if you are facing or have recently experienced a specific life event or transition.
An initial assessment meeting will help us to determine together which type of therapy is in your best interests. It gives us the change to establish whether we will be a good fit for each other and gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about our sessions or counselling in general.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Gestalt Centre, London's leading institution for counselling and psychotherapy based on Gestalt principles, and at CPPD, one of the leading Humanistic Integrative counselling training schools in the UK.
I hold a Certificate in Humanistic Counselling, a Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling. I am a professional member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I abide by their ethics, standards and practices.
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I am a level three Yoga Alliance certified yoga practitioner. As a counsellor, I am interested in the interwoven relationship between the mind and body and its potential for supporting and nurturing psychological and physical health and healing.
I offer one-to-one sessions, which incorporate mindfulness techniques and postures tailored to you. Sessions focus on yoga for mental wellbeing, such as yoga for anxiety, depression, lethargy, stress and trauma. From time to time, I also offer workshops on yoga for mental health and wellbeing.
Between £45 - £60 per 50 minute session, depending on practice location.
Available until March 2020 after which I am pausing practice and returning in September 2020.
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