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Counselling & Therapy

Miriam Christie

Miriam Christie

I am an integrative psychotherapist (MA, MBACP Accred., NCPS Prof. Accred.), providing heartfelt therapy in private practice in South Norwood and online.

The aims of therapy are always client-led and my emphasis is on creating an empathic, safe space for you to nurture self-awareness, explore, resolve or reconcile with troubling or distressing feelings and experiences.

My therapeutic approach is underpinned by attachment theory, which provides insight into and understanding of a person’s relational development and world view. Humanistic approaches create the conditions in which healing, growth and change may occur, and Rogers’ core conditions of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard are at the heart of my work.

I work in a holistic way to honour mind and body connection. I am a qualified yoga teacher and, where appropriate, I integrate techniques, including breathwork and guided meditation, to help clients manage symptoms, such as heightened anxiety or panic attacks, and create a space where clients feel they can explore their body’s cues safely. These techniques can also help to provide people with the space and mind-body connection that helps catalyse deeper self-exploration and discovery in talking therapy.

I have particular expertise in working with people experiencing perinatal mental health issues, fertility issues, depression, anxiety and somatic distress. However, where I feel I can have positive impact, I am open to working with anyone who is experiencing difficulties.

I have a Masters in Integrative Counselling from Leeds Beckett University. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling from CPPD, one of the leading Humanistic Integrative counselling training schools in the UK. I have a Certificate in Integrative Humanistic Counselling from the Gestalt Centre, London's leading institute for counselling and psychotherapy based on Gestalt principles. I hold a level three diploma in yoga and in pre- and postnatal fitness. I have undertaken numerous CPD trainings, including a certificate in Ecotherapy, and in PTSD and Trauma.

I am a Professional Accredited Registrant of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society and an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and I abide by their ethics, standards and practices. I am a member of the Birth Trauma Association.

I am a qualified journalist and worked in journalism and communications prior to retraining. I now write, provide talks and workshops on mental health related subjects.

Miriam Christie
NCS accrediation BACP accrediation Ecotherapy accrediation

“The curious paradox is when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”
Carl Rogers

Why Therapy?

Talking therapy is a deep and long-lasting way to work through life’s challenges. In fact, studies now show that effective therapy works better and is more enduring than medication. Therapy provides a safe space in which you can explore issues that are affecting you and nurture your self-awareness. For some of us, the experience of therapy may be the first time we feel listened to and fully understood. This in itself can lead to powerful self-growth.

The relationship that is formed with a therapist may feel very different to other relationships. It is a confidential environment, held for you, in which there is no right or wrong and where no judgments are made.

You may decide to come to therapy for a number of reasons. Below is a list of issues that many of us experience and come to therapy for. Each of us is unique, however, and have our own subjective experiences of life, which affect and influence our wellbeing. Therapy may help you to heal and deal with:

  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Birth trauma
  • Compulsive disorders
  • Depression or low mood
  • Difficulty coping with health problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Feeling isolated
  • Fertility issues
  • Identity issues
  • Lack of motivation/direction
  • Life transitions
  • Prenatal depression
  • Postnatal depression
  • Relationship difficulties or breakdowns
  • Self-doubt and low self-confidence
  • Self-harm
  • Work-related stress

Counselling and Psychotherapy

Therapy sessions take place weekly and last for 50 minutes. I tend to work within an open-ended model of therapy, which enables clients to go at their own pace and reach a deeper level of healing and self-growth. I also offer a short-term counselling model of twelve sessions, which may be more suitable if you are facing or have recently experienced a specific life event or transition.

An initial assessment meeting will help us to determine together which type of therapy is in your best interests. This will give us the chance to establish whether we will be a good fit for each other and gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about our sessions or therapy in general.

Workshops and Talks

I currently provide workshops and/or talks on:

  • Counselling for new mothers
  • Introducing therapeutic writing for therapists and other practitioners
  • Yoga for anxiety
  • Yoga interventions for therapy
  • Yoga for depression
  • Yoga for birth trauma
  • RAIN process groups
  • Monthly therapeutic creative writing group (online)

Please feel free to contact me to discuss any workshop or talks in further detail.


I write about mental health issues and, most recently, have written for media, including the Metro, Etre Vous, Issues and Welldoing.org. Below you will find links to some of my articles.
I have limited capacity currently. However, I always welcome and seriously consider any relevant commissions and will have additional capacity from October 2023. Please feel free to get in touch.

My recent articles:

My recent portfolio
What is Integrative Therapy?
When IVF Doesn't Work: Processing Feelings of Grief
Meet The Therapist: Miriam Christie
From PR To Mental Health
Do you have Tokophobia? We investigate the extreme fear of pregnancy and birth


£75 per 50 minute session.

I offer a limited number of concession spaces for students and people on low income. Please feel free to contact me for further information about this.

There is a 48 hour cancellation policy, after which all missed and cancelled sessions are chargeable in full. Fees are subject to review. In some circumstances, temporary or extended concessions are possible.

Contact Me

I practice in South Norwood, SE25, and online using Google Meet and WhatsApp.

Please feel free to email me on ms.miriam.christie@gmail.com or via the form below.

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