About myself

Christina Ponniah MBACP (Accred)   

I have 20 years of counselling experience working with adults, young people and children.

  • Member of the British  Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
  • Member of Counselling Children and Young People   (CCYP)
  • Providing a professional counselling and psychotherapy service
  • Using an Integrated approach to suit individual:

Therapies used to help my clients

I work as a person-centred counsellor integrating cognitive behavioural therapy(CBT), analytical theories, humanistic, existential and transpersonal approaches.

I work within an ethical framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy [BACP] and have regular supervision with a qualified supervisor.

With my training as an integrative practitioner I am able to look at the most appropriate approach to suit the individual client to help them gain the best results for them. When the counsellor and client work together in a trusting relationship within a confidential setting, with acceptance and understanding, I believe change and healing is possible for everyone.

Training, Qualification and Experience

Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

Certificate of Accreditation

BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Ipswich Psychotherapy and Counselling Centre (IPCC)

Advance Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy

Advance Certificate in Integrative Counselling

University College of Suffolk

The Central School of Counselling Training (CSCT)

Certificate in Counselling Theory

Certificate in Counselling Skills

When I was a school counsellor I interacted with children, adolescents, staff and parents, helping them to meet their emotional, psychological, relational and educational needs.I have worked at a holistic drug treatment centre where  clients underwent treatments to overcome their addictive behaviour.The skills I gained here helps me to prevent young people getting into substance misuse.

In my private practice, I see clients with panic disorder, persistent pain, dementia, trauma, bereavement, relationship issues and couple counselling. I also see clients referred by their doctor for anxiety and depression.

OTHER AREAS OF COUNSELLING I DEAL WITH

I see adults going through stress at work, redundancy, career change and lack of meaning to life.

I have much experience in working with sixth former students We address issues that are affecting their home and school life in this crucial time of personal development. Some of the problems brought to counselling are lack of motivation, self harm, relationship breakdown and lack of meaning in life. By the use of talking therapy the student learns to manage his or her emotional self so that their mind is clear to focus on studies and future career.

My particular area of expertise with families is working with a parent or both parents to improve the relationship with their teenage children.

I am a Registered Provider with Aviva and Pruhealth insurance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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