Kristina is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with 13 years of experience within three nationally recognised services, including a tertiary specialist trauma service and a residential trauma clinic where she worked as a supervisor and trauma clinician.
She brings a wide range of knowledge and experience of working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of single and multiple traumas, Complex Trauma, Attachment and Development Disorders and Dissociation.
Kristina has a particular interest in understanding trauma through the perspective of early attachment. She takes the view that treatment in therapy needs to be tailored to each individual client, and that recovery is not about changing who we are, but about finding the person we were supposed to be before the trauma.
Kristina focuses the treatment on finding healthy coping strategies and resources. Once safety and stability has been achieved, she works directly to process the trauma if appropriate.
Kristina works as part of the EMDR Focus team facilitating training for other professionals.