About the Service

Working with age groups 16 plus, both individuals and couples,
I have commonly worked with the following conditions although this is not an exhaustive list:

  • Depression
  • Post-Natal Depression
  • Managing your emotions when they seem uncontainable
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Childhood trauma, including physical, emotional and sexual abuse
  • Social Anxiety
  • General Anxiety Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Health Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessions and Compulsions
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Difficulty with Race/Gender/Sexuality
  • Phobias
  • Over Eating
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Impulsive behaviours e.g. pulling own hair/skin
  • Self-Harm
  • Relationship difficulties (on a individual or couples basis)
  • Domestic Violence
  • Bullying
  • Chronic Disease and Pain
  • Coping with Transition/Change
  • Carer support
  • Age Related Issues
  • Employment Related Stress
  • Anger Management

Based at Snow Hill, St Paul’s, London EC1A 2EJ, I offer psychological and counselling services for individuals and couples that provide effective, evidence-based interventions when life confronts us with challenging situations, emotional or psychological pain and relationship difficulties. Any of these can leave us feeling overwhelmed.

In addition, I offer supervision to qualified psychologists and personal therapy to trainees.

Many of us have or will suffer from varying degrees of distress at some point in our lives and making the decision to seek help can be a difficult one. Having made the decision to contact a psychologist, it is important that a person feels un-judged, safe and secure within a professional environment provided by a competent and experienced practitioner. Read more…

About Me

“What is a Counselling Psychologist?”

As well as working in private practice, I am currently employed as a teaching fellow at The University of Surrey and in the past was a full time member of the team for 18 months, teaching on the Psych D in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology.

I have also worked in the NHS for several years and have extensive experience in working with a variety of difficulties, diagnoses and levels of severity. For the latter four years of my employment in the NHS, I worked with enduring difficulties associated with Personality Disorder. I was also a Clinical Supervisor to a trainee Psychologist which meant that I supervised their clinical practice.

Like most psychologists, I am committed in the scientific study of the human mind and associated ways of being. Thus how we think, act, react and interact with others and the feelings that accompany this on an individual and group level are of interest to me. Read more…


Making an appointment

You do not need to be referred by your GP or Psychiatrist.
However, if you are claiming through a private insurance company, this may be a condition of your referral. Thus it is wise to contact your health insurance company and clarify the position before making an appointment.

Other health professionals can also make referrals to my service. If you have any questions that you would like answered before you make an appointment, I can arrange a brief telephone conversation.

To arrange an initial appointment, please call 07926 943896, use our Contact Form or e-mail me direct at
drchristinehemsley@gmail.com. All contact will be treated in the strictest confidence and if I need to return a call and leave a message it will be discrete. Read more…