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Counselling & Therapy

Miriam Christie

Miriam Christie

I am an integrative psychotherapist, working in private practice in South Norwood and online. I offer face to face sessions in my home-based therapy room and walk and talk / ecotherapy sessions in Crystal Palace Park and Grangewood Park.

My therapeutic approach is underpinned by attachment theory with emphasis on creating an empathic, safe space for you to nurture self-awareness, explore, resolve or reconcile with troubling or distressing feelings and experiences.

I have particular expertise in working with people experiencing perinatal mental health issues, fertility issues, depression, anxiety and somatic distress. I work in a holistic way to help you manage symptoms affecting you in the moment, which then enables you to better explore the past experiences shaping your present.

I am a qualified yoga teacher and, where appropriate, I integrate techniques, such as breathwork and guided meditation to help you manage symptoms, like heightened anxiety or panic attacks, and empower you to explore the body’s cues safely. Meditative techniques can also help to cultivate mind body connection, which can help to catalyse deeper self-exploration and discovery in talking therapy. People are often surprised by the realisation that their bodies hold so much knowledge about their needs.

I trained at The Gestalt Centre, London's leading institute for counselling and psychotherapy based on Gestalt principles, and at CPPD, one of the leading Humanistic Integrative counselling training schools in the UK.

I hold a Certificate in Humanistic Counselling, a Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling. I hold a level three diploma in yoga and in pre- and postnatal fitness and a certificate in Ecotherapy.

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society 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. Counselling 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 counsellor 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 counselling for a number of reasons. Below is a list of issues that many of us experience and come to counselling for. Each of us is unique, however, and have our own subjective experiences of life, which affect and influence our wellbeing. Counselling 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 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 counselling 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

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


I write about mental health issues. Recently, I have written for media, including Metro, Etre Vous, Issues and Welldoing.org. Below you will find links to my most recent articles.

I am currently researching a thesis on the topic of the impact upon the client when their therapist becomes pregnant.

I have limited capacity currently. However, I always welcome and seriously consider any relevant commissions proposed.

My recent articles:

When IVF Doesn't Work: Processing Feelings of Grief
Can organising your home can improve your health?
Meet The Therapist: Miriam Christie
From PR To Mental Health
Yoga - Finding Your Own Mould
How to break up with your phone
What is Integrative Therapy?


£60 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, Google Teams, WhatsApp and FaceTime.

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

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