About Our Services

Your path at Cambridge Therapy Centre

To book an appointment, please phone 01223 654 678 or email reception

Helping you get the most out of therapy. 

At Cambridge Therapy Centre we believe in the transformative power of therapy to navigate life’s complexities. With a compassionate approach we offer a range of specialised services including Psychodynamic Therapy, CBT, EMDR, Clinical Psychology, and Couples Counselling—all tailored to foster resilience, understanding, and profound personal growth. Join us on a journey to wellbeing where every story is heard, and every individual is empowered to thrive!

Who seeks therapy?

People use counselling and psychotherapy for many reasons. Some clients seek therapy as a treatment for clinical conditions, such as acute depression, addiction, phobias, or eating disorders, whilst others use counselling as a means to cope with life's challenges, like bereavement, work stress, separation or emotional trauma. Yet others seek counselling as a way of improving their lives and gaining greater stability and emotional well being

What therapies and services are available?

There is a wide variety of options available for individuals, couples, groups, and employers including:

What can I expect from therapy?

Sessions and the course of therapy overall will always be tailored to the individual client's needs. This means that the content of therapy sessions can vary greatly from client to client. You might want to regard the sessions as your own time and space that can be used either to alleviate an immediate crisis or to resolve ongoing underlying issues. Either way, you do not need to arrive at your sessions with a specific agenda of what you would like to cover.

Christine has a special interest in dream analysis and art therapy and likes to use these media where they are seen to be of benefit to the client. Whether we incorporate creative materials into your therapy or not is completely up to you. Some clients go through their entire therapy without ever picking up a pen or notepad whilst others like to draw or use creative materials to help them express their thoughts and feelings. 

What kind of issues can I talk to you about?

There really isn't an exclusive list of issues you can bring to therapy, but some of the things that we address in your sessions may include:

The list really is quite endless and even though your issues might well fall into one of the above categories, you are unique and will have developed your own views on things governed by your own individual experiences.

How long will it take?

The length of therapy depends completely on the individual client. Some clients like to start therapy with a fixed number of sessions in mind, others choose to keep the ending open. In either case, ongoing therapy should always include regular review sessions where both client and therapist can determine the length of any future therapy together. Similarly, where the maximum number of sessions is restricted, for example due to limits put in place by your insurance or employer, we will make sure that you get as much benefit as possible from the sessions available. To give you as many options as possible, we offer a choice between long term, short term, and time limited counselling*. Sessions are usually 50 minutes long and in order to gain the most benefit from regular counselling, weekly therapy sessions are recommended.

*Long term counselling: typically between 6 and 18 months. Short term counselling: usually 12 - 24 weeks. Time limited counselling: Where you or your employer specify a fixed number of sessions.

How much will it cost and how do I pay?

Our therapy fees for self-funded clients are £110.00 for initial assessment and subsequent appointments for individuals, £120.00 for couples, and £150 for small groups. Where a formal assessment and an additional written report  is required, this is charged at £140.00 per hour needed.  You can also find a full list of all rates here. You can pay by BACS transfer, debit or credit card. Please note that all appointments that are cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will be charged at full rate.

What if I have health insurance? 

We work with most health insurance providers. In the first intance, please contact your insurance for a pre-authorisation number. Once this has been issued, please forward your pre-authorisation or claim number on to us togehter with your insurance membership number, your full name, date of birth, and address as listed on your insurance policy. 

What if someone else has offered to pay for my therapy sessions? 

Where a third party, such as an employer for example is paying for your appointmetns, we usually invoice in blocks of 10 sessions in advance. Whilst the person funding your therapy will of course know that you're having sessions with us, they will not be given any information about what we are talking about in our appointments. 

How do I book? 

Simply contact reception on 01223 654 678 or email and ask for an appointment. It's really as simply as that. 

About your therapist:

Christine is a registered clinical psychologist, who has been in practice since 2003.

In 2005 Christine further qualified as an integrated counsellor and psychotherapist. The main theoretical backgrounds of her training were psychodynamic and person-centred. She has since gained additional professional qualifications in working with other theoretical backgrounds, too, for example in Life Coaching, Gestalt Methods, Couples Counselling, and CBT, allowing her to work in a truly integrative way and to provide the best form of therapy for each individual client. In January 2011 Christine gained further qualifications in online counselling, which is a mandatory requirement for counsellors wishing to provide therapy over the internet.

Christine has worked in general practice as well as in non-residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation clinics, both privately and within the NHS. Through this she has gained vast experience of working with both long term and brief therapy, focusing on resolutions and progress during times where clients may feel particularly stuck.

In 2012 Christine qualified as a supervisor with CASCADE. She is now a BACP senior accredited supervisor, providing supervision for other psychologists, counsellors, therapists and those in the caring and related professions. You can find more information about her supervision offer by clicking here.

In 2021 Christine qualified as an EMDR therapist.  She is now an EMDR Europe accredited practioner. 

Christine is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors /Psychotherapist (UKRCP), the Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Online (ACTO) and a senior accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which means that she works in accordance with the BACP's ethical framework. In addition to this, Christine's online work is carried out in accordance with the BACP's Guidelines for Online Counselling and Psychotherapy, as well as the Code of Ethics drawn up by the Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Online (ACTO). She is a recognised provider for Aviva, Henner, BUPA, Cigna, Vitality Health and WPA. (Please note that as of September, 2023 we no longer accept AXA.)

What next?

To make an appointment, please phone 01223 654 678, or email reception. Alternatively, if you'd rather speak to Christine directly, you can do so by emailing her.