CHRISTINE DE GIVENCHY

MBACP, BSc. (Hons) Psychology
Psychotherapist, Divorce Coach
mark boyden psychotherapy central london

ABOUT ME

Prior to studying for an undergraduate degree in Psychology, I worked as a Private Banker for high-net-worth international clients, ran a small commercial real estate firm in Manhattan and later, assisted a high-profile fashion family.

My MA studies in Psychotherapy provided me with opportunities to focus in specialist areas such as Bereavement. Learning how loss impacts all of us has taught me, among other things, to understand ‘loss’ as a critical but natural component of life. Though we must all face it, and each of us moves through our mourning process differently, surviving ‘loss’ means moving through change for every human. This change can be a new opportunity, but it requires learning and often a new skillset.

At the Neuro Rehabilitaion Unit at the National Hospital, I worked with patients and their families within a model of therapy referred to as Problem Solving Neuropsychotherapy. This model of therapy allowed me to help those affected by brain injury or illness with a neurological component to adapt to their new circumstances, in many cases a loss of their former lives, and find a way forward - often by facing fears and clarifying goals.

Confronting change and understanding what to do next is fundamental to my current work, helping women navigate major life changes, such as divorce, widowhood, empty-nesting, returning to work, or assimilating a blended family through re-marriage. When I help a woman understand her loss and change in life and also validate the conflicting range of emotions coming with it, I give space for her healing to begin. At the same time, by helping her take smart, practical steps to build a new life, we ensure her recovery. I provide guidance during a woman’s re-discovery of herself – her possible choices and her power to move through and forward.

HOW I WORK

As an integrative, psychodynamic psychotherapist I offer my clients a holistic and uniquely personal approach specific to the needs of the individual from a range of therapeutic principles. I provide a safe, confidential environment in which we work together, through connection and commitment, towards navigating and understanding life’s challenges with a view to self-renewal and greater well-being. I provide sessions tailored to the needs of the client in short-term focused, goal-oriented therapy as well as long term or open-ended requirements.

I commenced my study for the MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy alongside Mark Boyden and Daniel Burbidge and am currently trained to advanced diploma level.

I work with an international client base and schedule face-to-face appointments in London and Hong Kong, as well as via Skype Therapy to accommodate the needs of busy professionals or people in different time zones.

WHO I WORK WITH

Adults
Couples
Families

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Anxiety
Bereavement & Loss
Child related issues
Complicated Grief
Depression
Divorce and Separation
Divorce Coaching
Low Self Esteem
Low Self Confidence
Major Life Changes
Marital Issues
Personal & Professional
Development
Relationship Issues
Relocation & Expat Issues
Sexual Issues
Step Families
Stress
Read Christine's testimonials.

Please contact me by using our contact page.
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With Central London practice locations in Harley Street W1, Chelsea SW3 and Kensington W8, The City EC4, Mark Boyden and his team of Associates’ Central London psychotherapy, psychology and coaching services are very accessible for clients in Fulham SW6, Pimlico SW1V, Victoria SW1, Mayfair W1, Belgravia W1, Knightsbridge SW1X, Westminster SW1P, Notting Hill W11, The City EC4 and the surrounding areas.