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Christina

Dr Christina Adamou

Counselling Psychologist

About Christina:
Works as Counselling Psychologist at First Psychology Centre, Edinburgh.

Dr Christina Adamou is an experienced counselling psychologist who works with individual adults and children (age 8+)

Christina is able to work with a wide range of issues and problems including: depression and low mood; anxiety related issues such as generalised anxiety disorder, panic, social anxiety, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); intimate partner violence; physical, emotional and sexual abuse; bullying; self harm; low self-esteem; assertiveness; stress; life transitions; sleep difficulties; personality disorders; and many more issues.

She has a particular interest in working with people who are struggling with the impact of abuse (PTSD, anxiety, substance misuse, low self-esteem, lack of motivation, depression, isolation, psychosomatic difficulties) as well as in working with professionals who are supporting trauma survivors. 

Christina's way of working

Christina works in a flexible, client-centred and collaborative way with clients and tailors her approach to help meet the unique needs and preferences of each individual.

She draws on a range of evidence-based therapeutic interventions including Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Counselling, Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Person-Centred Play Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Schema Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She is able to work with individuals on a short-term or long-term basis.

Christina is fluent in Greek and is happy to work with people who would feel more comfortable working in this language.

Christina's background and training

Christina has worked in a number of different settings including in primary and secondary care within the NHS in Scotland and England; in the voluntary sector; and within educational establishments. Christina has also developed and delivered workshops and courses at college and university level.

She currently leads a psychological therapies team within a trauma service. Part of her role focuses on empowering and supporting survivors of abuse in finding their voice, reclaiming their lives, and developing a more nuturing approach towards themselves. She also supervises healthcare professionals.

Christina has completed a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology from Glasgow Caledonian University; a Masters Degree in Mental Health from the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London; and an undergraduate Degree in Psychology from the University of Cyprus.

Christina has also undertaken additional training in a number of areas including: EMDR level 1, BPS accredited training in supervision skills, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, working with special education needs and disability, and child protection training.

Christina is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). 

HCPD Registered


Christina's fee 

Christina charges £75 per session for self-funding clients. She also works with clients referred via their employer/organisation – for further details, please visit First Psychology Assistance.

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