HCPC, BABCP, BPS
Aviva, AXA PPP, Bupa, Cigna, Vitality Health, Simply Health, WPA
Anxiety, Child Development, Depression, PTSD, Trauma
Dr Stella Christofides completed the Doctoral Training in Clinical Psychology in 2007 and is an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. She has worked with adults and children for the NHS and in private practice. She currently works at The Awareness Centre on Fridays alongside a part time role as Clinical Supervisor in a family service.
Stella draws on her broad experience and from therapeutic approaches which are backed by research evidence. She works at different levels as agreed together with each client, from a focus on the individual’s thoughts and feelings in the present, to relationship patterns and past traumas. She aims to help people remove obstacles to their desired life.
Adult therapies are tailored to the client’s goals. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a practical approach to change for common concerns such as general and social anxiety, panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive problems and depression. For post-traumatic stress symptoms such as nightmares, flashbacks and avoidance of triggering situations, Stella offers Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Children may experience difficulties with friendships, emotions or behaviour, or life events such as parental separation, for which Stella can provide guidance. For teenagers she offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for stress, anxiety, panic, phobias and depression providing practical strategies that will be helpful through adolescence and onwards.
Stella’s ethos is to work openly, making sure that clients feel safe, listened to and understood.