Aviva, AXA PPP, Bupa, Cigna, Vitality Health, Simply Health, WPA
Anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, Relationships, Trauma
Dr Stella Christofides is an experienced Clinical Psychologist who provides specialist psychological assessments and therapies for children, families and adults based on approaches with proven effectiveness.
Children may have phases of anxiety, difficulties with friendships, learning, mood or behaviour problems. There may be family issues to overcome such as due to parental separation, bereavement and strained sibling relationships. Based on an initial assessment, Stella provides specialist assessments and tailored ongoing support to parents and children. She draws from experience and from knowledge of child development, attachment relationships, family systems and evidence based parenting approaches.
For teenagers, Stella offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for stress, anxiety, panic, phobias and depression providing practical strategies that will be helpful through adolescence and onwards.
Adult therapies are tailored to the client’s goals using one or more of the following approaches. 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.