Aviva, AXA PPP, Bupa, Cigna, Pru Health, Simply Health, WPA
Anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, Relationships, Trauma
Dr Stella Christofides is an experienced Clinical Psychologist who provides specialist psychological assessments and brief therapies for children, families and adults based on approaches with proven effectiveness.
For support with children’s behaviour and parenting, Stella carries out developmental assessments for common childhood concerns such as attentional problems, specific learning difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, emotional regulation and challenging behaviour. She provides parenting and school support, including Video Interactive Guidance (VIG). During VIG sessions, Stella shows prepared short video clips of successful interactions between the parent and child or teacher and child, to help build more attuned relationships which improves the quality of attachment bonds and directly impact on the child’s behaviour. Stella provides Cognitive Behavioural approaches for teenagers for stress and anxiety.
Adult therapies are tailored to your goals using one or more of the following approaches. Solution Focussed Brief Therapy develops a clear picture of your hopes for the future and identifies your strengths and resources that can be drawn on as well as new ideas to try. 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). Woven into her practice, Systemic Therapy considers your experience in relation to your environment; family, friends, community, gender, age, sexuality and culture.