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 - Clinical Psychologist London
141 Woodwarde Road, London, SE22 8UP
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Dr Christine Langhoff in the Media
Contribution to article on Adjustment from Pregnancy to having a Newborn Mother&Baby Magazine –
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-
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-
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
Attachment or Bonding Difficulties
Couple Relationship Difficulties
Increased Irritability with Older Children
Sexual Problems (such as Loss of Desire or Pain During
Fears About Returning to Work
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.
Clinical Psychologist London - Dr Christine Langhoff