My name is Cristina Zorat. I am an Integrative counsellor and Trauma Practitioner offering counselling London and South East with my studio in Canada Water SE16. I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I hope the information here provided will inform you about the work I do. For any clarification, further details or simply to talk to me, please contact me on 075 0364 2104.
I work by using a number of theories and tools that belong to different therapeutic approaches. Their common denominator is the aim to understand the interrelation between human emotions, thoughts and behaviour. I do not believe that one approach is above the others; a lot depends on the person I work with, the number of sessions available and, of course, the type of issues brought to therapy.
I have worked with referrals from GPs on a number of issues, both short and long term. I have a wide experience in bereavement counselling and trauma therapy, especially sexual abuse and violence suffered during conflict and war. I have also extensively worked with stress, particularly work related anxiety and depression.
During the first session, I carry out an assessment by asking questions and taking notes. We then explore what the client is wishing to obtain from therapy and agree on a time scale. Every individual is unique and it is not always possible to plan how things will exactly develop in a therapeutic setting.
I hold an Adv. Diploma in Integrative Counselling, a Diploma in Integrative Counselling and a Certificate in Counselling. I’m trained in EMDR (primarily to treat trauma, and more), Intro to Somatic Experiencing (Trauma and Anxiety), Trauma-Focused Psychotherapy, Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence, Time-Limited Counselling and Mental Health First Aid.
I am a registered provider of the following private health insurance companies: Axa, Bupa, Lifeworks, Vitality, Aviva. I work in English and Italian.
My service is strictly confidential.