Welcome to Clearmind London CBT Therapy

Christie E. Goodall, MSc, MA, BA (Hons), Adv.Int.Dip.CBT/REBT, Adv.Dip.Psych, Cert. Coun.

About myself

I am a fully accredited London-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapist specialising in CBT/integrative therapy. Over the years I have helped many clients with issues such as anxiety, depression, loss, failure, perfectionism, procrastination, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Social Phobia (or Social Anxiety Disorder) and more recently Covid-19 related issues. I am also training in trauma therapy and am interested in Family Scapegoating Abuse (FSA) and helping people who have suffered from narcissistic abuse.

I have found CBT very effective at helping people to change their negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours into more positive ways of being through changing the beliefs they hold about themselves, others, or the world. I believe that we can find our own path in life with the right support and encouragement. With this in mind, the central theme of my practice is providing a safe space to explore and resolve issues, and it has been my privilege to help my clients achieve their goals and overcome their emotional problems for a healthier well being.

My experience as an academic lecturer at university, and as a personal tutor, has also helped me to understand the impact of anxieties around achievement and failure, especially with regarding to perfectionism and procrastination. Many students, employees and bosses I have counselled have had low self-esteem due to difficulties in childhood and adulthood which have affected their ability to achieve their goals. My enthusiasm for learning and achieving has helped my clients to find their own path and voice so that they can be more empowered in their lives.

In addition to my own private practice I am an Anxiety UK-approved therapist and a member of the counselling community, Relational Spaces. I have worked for Mind in Camden and supported patients in the NHS. In addition, I worked as a volunteer for a student telephone counselling line. I have also spent many years supporting international and home students in my pastoral role at university.

My approach

My approach is friendly and professional. Through listening to your story and agreeing a goal to work on together, we can work with CBT techniques that are particularly effective in changing the emotions around negative events to ones which are healthier and more life affirming. As an integrative counsellor I also use other theories and techniques such as Mindfulness, EMDR, Acceptance therapy and solution focused therapy. I am interested in art therapy and have sometimes found this to be very helpful form for my clients. I typically see clients for around 6-15 sessions of one hour, but I have seen clients over a longer period.

Location(s)
• I am currently seeing people online due to the pandemic. Although I like seeing clients face-to-face, many of my clients have said how convenient it is to meet online, and they have found the sessions to be just as effective. I use techniques such as sharing the screen to explain theories and I email information after the sessions that help clients understand the theories better and to support them through the week. I am also charging a reduced rate at present for online sessions.

Training, qualifications and experience
• Advanced Integrative Diploma in CBT – College of Cognitive Behavioural
Therapies
• Advanced Diploma in CBT – College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies
• Diploma in CBT – College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies
• Diploma in Psychology – Birkbeck, University of London
• Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling – Birkbeck, University of London
• Certificate in Integrative Counselling – The Minster Centre
• Foundations in Psychosynthesis – The Institute of Psychosynthesis

(Unfortunately due to the current situation with the Coronavirus face-to-face sessions are not possible.)

Location(s)
• I am currently seeing people online due to the pandemic. Although I like seeing clients face-to-face many of my clients have said how convenient it is to meet online and they have found the sessions to be just as effective. I use techniques such as sharing the screen to explain theories and I email information after the sessions that help clients understand the theories better and to support them through the week. I also charge a reduced rate as I do not have to book a room.

Code of ethics
• NCS Code of Ethical Practice
• British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework
for the Counselling Professions

Professional affiliations
• Accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS)
• Member of the BACP