Miriam ChristieIntegrative psychotherapist
I am an integrative psychotherapist (MA, MBACP Accred., NCPS Accred. Prof. Registrant), providing heartfelt therapy in private practice in South Norwood and online.
The aims of therapy are always client-led and my emphasis is on creating an empathic, safe space for you to nurture self-awareness, explore, resolve or reconcile with troubling or distressing feelings and experiences.
My therapeutic approach is underpinned by attachment theory, which provides insight into and understanding of a person’s relational development and world view. I believe that humanistic approaches create the conditions in which healing, growth and change may occur, and the 'core conditions' of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard are at the heart of my work.
I work in a holistic way to honour mind and body connection. I am a qualified yoga teacher and, where appropriate, I integrate techniques, including breathwork and guided meditation, to help clients manage symptoms, such as heightened anxiety or panic attacks, and create a space where clients feel they can explore their body’s cues safely. These techniques can also help to provide people with the space and mind-body connection that helps catalyse deeper self-exploration and discovery in talking therapy.
I have particular expertise in working with people experiencing perinatal mental health issues, fertility issues, depression, anxiety and somatic distress. However, where I feel I can have positive impact, I am open to working with anyone who is experiencing difficulties.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
Individual therapy: £75 per session
I have limited spaces for students and people on low income: £60 per session
Training and qualifications
I have a Masters in Integrative Counselling from Leeds Beckett University. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling from CPPD, one of the leading Humanistic Integrative counselling training schools in the UK. I have a Certificate in Integrative Humanistic Counselling from the Gestalt Centre, London's leading institute for counselling and psychotherapy based on Gestalt principles. I hold a level three diploma in yoga and in pre- and postnatal fitness. I have undertaken numerous CPD trainings, including a certificate in Ecotherapy, and in PTSD and Trauma.
I am a Senior Accredited Registrant of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society and an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and I abide by their ethics, standards and practices. I am a member of the Birth Trauma Association.