In the latter part of her nursing career and since leaving nursing to become a therapist, she has worked as a free-lance trainer within the social care sector. Christina is particularly skilled in making complex theoretical concepts accessible and practical. She is motivated by the belief that in order to tackle the growing levels of mental health and emotional wellbeing problems within our communities, we need to equip practitioners across all disciplines with skills in trauma informed practice.
Christina has a specialist interest in Developmental Trauma and the impact this has on a child's global development. She is passionate about spreading her knowledge to diverse groups of professionals and to parents, and she stresses the importance of early intervention approaches for children and families experiencing adversity.
Outside of her work with KCA, Christina has a private psychotherapy and supervision practice where she provides Psychotherapy for children, parents and undertakes whole family work. She also delivers clinical supervision and reflective practice to both qualified therapists and trainee psychotherapists, as well as youth & key workers.
- 2015–Present: Freelance child and family psychotherapist and trainer
- 2006–2015: Child & Family Psychotherapist & Training Manager, Kids Company, London
- 2000–2007: Child Psychotherapy, various education settings, London
- 2000–2004: Voluntary Work - Childline, A Place To Be, Kids Company, parent support groups, London
- 2002–2003: NHS Direct - Mental Health Project Lead, London
- 1987–2000: General Nursing
- Introduction to Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), The Skills Development Service, London, 2013
- Attachment & Psychopathology, Tavistock Centre, London, 2011
- EMDR Training (L1 & L2), London, 2009
- MA Integrative Child Psychotherapy, Institute of Arts in Therapy & Education, London, 2006
- Diploma in Family Therapy, Institute of Psychiatry, London, 2000
- BSc Psychology, University of Greenwich, London, 1999
- Nursing (RGN), Richmond Hospital School of Nursing, Dublin, Ireland, 1987