PERINATAL SERVICE Pregnancy, birth and early parenthood are times of tremendous change. The adjustment to these changes can often be challenging not only for the expectant mother and new mothers but also for the relationship of the new parents. According to the NSPCC (Hogg, 2013), perinatal depression and anxiety affect at least 10% of women. There is increasing awareness of postnatal depression or 'the baby blues', but both symptoms of anxiety and depression are also very common in late pregnancy. It has been shown that women who experience depression and anxiety in pregnancy are more likely to experience postnatal depression. In my work I take a holistic perspective to explore physical, emotional, practical, social and relational changes and their impact on the wellbeing of the woman, her partner, the infant and older siblings. I am able to help with the wide range of problems that occur during pregnancy and in the postnatal period, including depression, anxiety, birth trauma, obsessive thoughts and bonding difficulties. As a mother of two young children I understand the challenges of birth and parenthood. I am passionate about my work and I am committed to offering the best service possible. I am a member of the Faculty of Perinatal Psychology (British Psychological Society) and I provide evidence based psychological and emotional support to women and their partners through pregnancy, birth and parenthood in my private practice in South East London. I have recommendations from past perinatal clients on East Dulwich Forum and the Birth Trauma Association Facebook Group.
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Dr Christine Langhoff in the Media Contributed to article in Baby London Magazine 'Could you be suffering from postnatal anxiety?' - July 2017 http://www.babylondon.co.uk/suffering-postnatal-anxiety/ Contribution to article on Adjustment from Pregnancy to having a Newborn Mother&Baby Magazine – January 2016 Contribution to Guardian Article ‘Is Perinatal Anxiety a bigger problem than Postnatal Depression?’ (by Giulia Rhodes) – November 2015 http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/nov/23/perinatal-anxiety- postnatal-depression Contribution to Book ‘Fine (Not Fine): Perspectives and Experiences of Postnatal Depression’ (by Bridget Hargreave) – November 2015. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fine-Not-Perspectives-Experiences- Depression/dp/1853432202
Perinatal Difficulties Treated Antenatal Depression and Anxiety Postnatal Depression (PND) and Anxiety Birth Trauma; Difficult or Premature Birth Pregnancy Loss (Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Neonatal Loss)     Difficulties Adjusting to Parenthood Feelings of Anger or Disappointment Feeling Overwhelmed Attachment or Bonding Difficulties Couple Relationship Difficulties Increased Irritability with Older Children Sexual Problems (such as Loss of Desire or Pain During Sex) Fertility Issues Fears About Returning to Work
Therapeutic Interventions I use a number of different therapeutic interventions and modalities so I can tailor treatment to fit my clients’ specific needs. My main therapeutic approaches are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Systemic Therapy. In addition, I incorporate aspects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Mindfulness in my perinatal work. I offer individual and couple interventions. Clients are welcome to bring their baby to sessions if you wish. I also offer local home visits (usually after an initial assessment at my practice or via Skype) as well as regular or ad-hoc sessions via Skype if it is difficult to come to my practice.
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PERINATAL SERVICE Pregnancy, birth and early parenthood are times of tremendous change. The adjustment to these changes can often be challenging not only for the expectant mother and new mothers but also for the relationship of the new parents. According to the NSPCC (Hogg, 2013), perinatal depression and anxiety affect at least 10% of women. There is increasing awareness of postnatal depression or 'the baby blues', but both symptoms of anxiety and depression are also very common in late pregnancy. It has been shown that women who experience depression and anxiety in pregnancy are more likely to experience postnatal depression. In my work I take a holistic perspective to explore physical, emotional, practical, social and relational changes and their impact on the wellbeing of the woman, her partner, the infant and older siblings. I am able to help with the wide range of problems that occur during pregnancy and in the postnatal period, including depression, anxiety, birth trauma, obsessive thoughts and bonding difficulties. As a mother of two young children I understand the challenges of birth and parenthood. I am passionate about my work and I am committed to offering the best service possible. I am a member of the Faculty of Perinatal Psychology (British Psychological Society) and I provide evidence based psychological and emotional support to women and their partners through pregnancy, birth and parenthood in my private practice in South East London. I have recommendations from past perinatal clients on East Dulwich Forum and the Birth Trauma Association Facebook Group.
Perinatal Difficulties Treated Antenatal Depression and Anxiety Postnatal Depression (PND) and Anxiety Birth Trauma; Difficult or Premature Birth Pregnancy Loss (Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Neonatal Loss)     Difficulties Adjusting to Parenthood Feelings of Anger or Disappointment Feeling Overwhelmed Attachment or Bonding Difficulties Couple Relationship Difficulties Increased Irritability with Older Children Sexual Problems (such as Loss of Desire or Pain During Sex) Fertility Issues Fears About Returning to Work
Therapeutic Interventions I use a number of different therapeutic interventions and modalities so I can tailor treatment to fit my clients’ specific needs. My main therapeutic approaches are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Systemic Therapy. In addition, I incorporate aspects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Mindfulness in my perinatal work. I offer individual and couple interventions. Clients are welcome to bring their baby to sessions if you wish. I also offer local home visits (usually after an initial assessment at my practice or via Skype) as well as regular or ad-hoc sessions via Skype if it is difficult to come to my practice.
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