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Ms Christina Taylor

Ms Christina Taylor

Mobile 0435 438 899
Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Relationship Therapist

Enhancing Desire

Mobile 0435 438 899

Within a respectful and supportive framework I work in partnership with you as an individual or as a couple. I work professionally to assist clients make sense of painful, problematic and frequently recurring patterns of personal difficulty in order to be more authentic with self and others.With solid clinical training, diverse work and life experiences, my areas of specialisation include: relationships and intimacy. sexuality and sexual identity, sexual abuse, trauma, and life transitions.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • Element HQ, 16/ 200 Central Coast Highway, Erina, Central Coast NSW 2250 0435 438 899 PHONE 0435 438 899
  • 135 Vincent Street, Cessnock, NSW 2325 PHONE 0435 438 899 0435 438 899
  • Paynes Crossing Road, Wollombi, Cessnock NSW 2325 PHONE 0435 438 899 0435 438 899

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Coaching / Mentoring, Phone Consultations, Internet Consultations 
  • As a client when you initially come to talk I listen, listen. listen. It is so important for you to be heard, your story told in an uninterrupted manner. Sometimes, if required, I might sensitively question and affirm your reality, in order to gain a deeper understanding of what is behind your issue, and /or despair.
    I attempt initially to understand where you are and where you would prefer to be in your relationships. We determine a course of action together. Most clients say they feel relief after the first session. Getting concerns, particularly sexual, out in the open with a qualified professional and finding out you are not alone in what your experiencing is a huge relief and brings a hope that things can be different.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Communication Issues, Dissociative Disorders, Divorce / Separation, Family / Parenting, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Gender and Sexuality, Intimacy Issues, Pre-marital Counselling, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Sex Related Issues, Sexual Abuse, Trauma Recovery  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gestalt, Hypnotherapy, Imago Relationship, Inner Child, Marriage and Family, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic, Psychosexual

    I have an holistic approach. After decades of experiential and academic learning, I utilise the psychodynamic modality I initially trained in, the CBT that my BA in Psychology taught me, and where required, Kinergetics, Thought Field Therapy (Tapping), Hypnosis, Focussing, Gestalt, Ericksonian and other modalities.

    I strongly believe therapy is centered around the needs of the client and is not a one size fits all profession.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • MASS Counselling - 2011 - ACAP
    • BA Psychology - 1984 - Macquarie University
    • Kinergetics 1,2 & 3 - 2014/15 - Applied Kinergetics
    • Working with Couples - 2014 - The Couples Institute
    • EMDR - 2016 - EMDR INSTITUTE

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Counselling Association
    • Australian Society of Sex Educators, Researchers and Therapists NSW

      Quality Provision

      I am guided by the Code of Ethics of my professional associations.
      I work with all - regardless of gender orientation, culture, race and religion.

      Background

      Born in England, I married and divorced twice and raised children. I worked for twenty years at the most senior levels of Australian companies, assisting in the selection of their CEO's and direct reports. Seven years ago I transitioned from the boardrooms to the bedrooms of Australia, and qualified with a Masters in Counseling, specializing in sex therapy.
      I have studied with America's leading sex therapist and been fortunate in having Gina Ogden as a supervisor. I also studied extensively with The Couples Institute, have carried out advanced level Kinergetics, Thought Field Therapy and a Diploma in Hypnotherapy. My theory and practical knowledge were utilised fully when writing my book The Grown-Ups Guide to Dating & Mating.

      Appointments

      Appointments can be made by phone or through my website.

      Transport and Parking

      Transport and parking are available



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      10 Questions with Christina Taylor

      • What led you to choose psychotherapy or counselling as a profession?

      • Once a victim of incest, it took some years and excellent therapists to see myself as a strong woman, able to be a loving and sexual partner. I believe that all people, young and old, deserve to have intimacy in their lives, and I am a strong advocate in regular healthy sexual pleasures.
        As I aged I recognized the wisdom gained through my own journey, the learning's received from wise mentors and the extraordinary teachings I acquired as a student of psychotherapy.
      • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

      • Primarily I am a psychodynamic therapist, as instinctively I lean towards addressing the psyche from birth, working through attachment issues, and if present in an individual, appropriately and sensitively working through trauma. I believe that the body stores all memories and as such I have also studied Kinergetics and Hypnosis.
      • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

      • Sexual health through to old age.
      • What method/s do you use?

      • Psychodynamic, gestalt, cbt, mindfulness, thought field therapy, hypnosis, kinergetics.
      • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

      • Hopefully after the first meeting.
        I would like to think that on meeting and talking to me that clients recognise I am sensitive, non-judgmental and open to exploring their concerns.
      • How has therapy made you a better person?

      • My own therapy has led me to a more fulfilled life, one with laughter and passion - something I had no concept of in my first decades of being a woman.
      • What do you like most about being a therapist?

      • Seeing others reach their potential as fulfilled beings.
      • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

      • I have 3 wigs
      • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

      • A lack of empathy and compassion for our fellow beings and the planet.
      • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

      • I have a first degree in English Literature so am an avid reader of the classics, however I am currently having an affair with the authors of the sub continent and currently reading V.S.Naipal's The House of Mr Biswas - a beautifully crafted and very funny account of overcoming adversity.
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      Ms Christina Taylor

      Christina Taylor

      Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Relationship Therapist

      I am Christina Taylor, a wholistic therapist working with men and women who want to enhance their relationships or who have specific sexual concerns such as erectile dysfunction or vaginismus, or have suffered sexual abuse and trauma.
      I work with individuals and couples either short or long term depending on the needs.
      I believe that our emotional, mental, physical and spiritual elements all interconnect with our sexual being, influencing our relationship with ourselves and with others....

      • Erina, Cessnock, Wollombi
      • EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gestalt, Hypnotherapy, Imago Relationship, Inner Child, Marriage and Family, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic, Psychosexual