Kristina originally trained as a psychologist, achieving a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Surrey. She worked in elderly mental health services for several years before moving into a position in the psychology department of a private residential rehabilitation centre, helping people suffering from addiction and depression. She has worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist since 2004 and is an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. She is also a member of the British Psychological Society. She is an affiliate member of the BPS as a result of achieving an MSc (Hons) in Forensic Psychology from the University of Kent in 2003.
Kristina trained as an Integrative Psychotherapist at the University of Greenwich and London South Bank University, and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Addiction Counselling and an MSc (Hons) in Addiction Psychology and Counselling. She worked for the NHS for seven years; for a government funded health provider for an additional two years; and has maintained a private practice since 2008. In addition to her counselling work she has served as a paid consultant for both the police service and the courts since 2003, providing expert witness evidence and support for vulnerable people.
Kristina can provide short-term, focused therapy or long-term, in-depth ongoing psychotherapy. She is able to adapt to her clients’ needs and provide the support that is best for them. Integrative therapy means that the therapist is trained in varying techniques, and is able to better adapt to the style that best suits the client(s). The techniques, styles and ways of working are entirely based on the client’s needs - it is not the ‘one size fits all’ approach that some therapists adopt.
Kristina has experience working with groups, couples and individuals, and has supervision experience. She has trained in a wide range of counselling areas.
It is very important to find the right therapist for you, so please feel free to give Kristina a call and see if you feel that she would be a good fit for your counselling. The most important thing in counselling is that you - the client - is made to feel safe and comfortable.