Dr Christina Michael
Works as Counselling Psychologist at First Psychology Centre, Edinburgh.
Dr Christina Michael is a Counselling Psychologist who works with adults and children (age 10+) at First Psychology Glasgow. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Christina is experienced in working with a wide range of difficulties including depression / low mood, generalised anxiety, panic, phobias, work related stress, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma (PTSD), health anxiety, grief and bereavement, low self-esteem, relationship issues (individual clients only), life transitions, sleep difficulties including insomnia, self-harming behaviours, abuse, anger, substance misuse, and eating disorders.
Christina's way of working
Christina uses a variety of therapies in her work with clients including person-centred therapy, cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), mindfulness therapy, Gestalt therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and psychodynamic elements.
Christina uses these therapies in a flexible, collaborative and client-centred way, tailoring her approach to suit each individual's wishes and requirements. She believes a strong therapeutic relationship is the key to successful therapy and will work to develop this with each client. She often uses diagrams, handouts, charts and measures to support the therapy and may also require clients to undertake therapeutic tasks between sessions to enhance the therapeutic process.
Christina works with clients on a short-term or long-term basis.
Christina's training and background
Christina has a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology from Glasgow Caledonian University and Strathclyde University and an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Cyprus. She has undertaken specialist training in various forms of therapy including Person-Centred Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Christina has previously worked as a higher research assistant at the department of psychology at the University of Cyprus. In addition, she led Cognitive Behavioural Therapy workshops, ran lectures at the university, gave presentations at conferences, and ran education sessions and discussion groups, all of which focused on educating people about mental health matters.
Christina is currently an Associate Lecturer and Research Supervisor at Glasgow Caledonian University where she also runs psychological skills groups for doctorate students.
Christina is fluent in Greek and is happy to work with any clients who would feel more comfortable speaking this language.
Christina charges £75 per session for self-funding clients (concessions available).She also works with clients referred via their employer/organisation – for further details, please visit First Psychology Assistance.