Christine Habermehl

Christine Habermehl

Phone: 01234 83 10 83


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I am a BACP accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist, a Europe accredited EMDR Practitioner working towards EMDR Consultant accreditation, a Supervisor (individuals and groups) and a senior advanced Hypnotherapist

I have over twenty years professional experience working in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and London. I have trained in many different approaches and can tailor my way of working to best suit the individual.

The types of issues I regularly work with include all types of trauma ranging from road traffic collisions, physical and sexual assaults / abuse, through to war related events, witnesses of crime, fears, phobias, anxiety, depression, bereavements and grief, education and sports performance and ‘mind medicine’.

My work is informed by current research that indicates effective approaches for specific problems like CfD for depression, EMDR for trauma, and a specific programme for IBS.

As well as counselling and psychotherapy work I regularly support sportsmen and women to improve their own personal and team performances when competing at county, national and international events. I also work with young people focusing on reducing exam anxiety and improving exam performance. Another area of my work involves working with people with health issues particularly those going through conventional cancer treatment. We work together utilising the power of the mind to target and enhance their treatment (radiotherapy/chemotherapy) and support the whole person.

I work privately offering both short term and long term therapy in response to the individual and their needs, and I work one day a week for the NHS. I also take referrals from GP’s, the IAPT service, Counsellors and Psychologists.



About me

I enjoy working within an integrative and holistic approach, valuing the whole person and respecting the mind body link. I describe my work as complementary, not alternative, and I support and work with Doctors and conventional medicine.

My background includes working in and heading up, a Police Welfare, Counselling and Trauma service; providing and managing all aspects of psychological health and welfare and leading on psychological trauma. I was the professional advisor to ‘gold command’ and chair of the South East region of NAPWA (National Association for Police Welfare Advisers). My work was consistently recognised as ‘outstanding’ throughout my service, my appraisals were always ‘excellent’ and I received several personal and team awards.

I have been self employed in private practice for fourteen years. This operated alongside my work in the emergency services until 2012, when I took voluntary redundancy after 28 years exemplary service. For the past four years I have also worked one day a week in Hertfordshire taking GP and IAPT referrals.

I trained as an EMDR Practitioner over ten years ago and I am experienced and passionate about this way of working. I set up and co-ordinate the EMDR Bedfordshire group (as a sub group of the EMDR Association East Anglia region) with my colleague and I’ve been a member of the EMDR Association East Anglia Regional Steering Group. I actively encourage and support EMDR therapy and enjoy supervising the work of other practitioners. This includes voluntary work for Trauma Aid UK, supervising EMDR therapists working in the Middle East.


Professional memberships

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (Full Accredited Member)
EMDR Europe (Full Accredited Member)
BACP Accredited Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists
General Hypnotherapy Register & General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (Senior Member)
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council Accredited Register (Full Member)

I have an enhanced DBS certificate
I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office as a Data Controller



EMDR Therapy (EMDR UK & Ireland)
EMDR R-TEP (Recent Traumatic Events Protocol)
I-EMDR Treating Headaches & Migraines
Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
Diploma in Counselling
Diploma in Hypnotherapy/Hypno-healing
Diploma in Sports Performance
Combined Certificate in Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Theory
Certificate in Counselling Skills


Services offered

EMDR Therapy
EMDR Supervision
Counselling / Psychotherapy
Counselling / Psychotherapy Supervision
Stress management & building resilience
Sports performance
Education performance
Mind medicine supporting conventional medicine
IBS programme (irritable bowel syndrome)


Code of ethics

I abide by the BACP and the EMDR Europe code of ethics



Sessions are a full 60 minute hour
£75 – £95 (sessions before 6 pm are at the lower rate)

(IBS, sports/educational performance, ‘mind medicine’ and stress management & resilience building)
6 session programmes £425

Limited concessions available:
Low cost EMDR Supervision £45
Low cost Counselling £45


Some other short courses I’ve completed

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy skills
Brief Solution Focused Therapy skills
Coaching skills
Existential therapy skills
Post traumatic stress
Trauma Risk Incident Management (TRiM)
Stress Management
Critical Incident Stress Defusing
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
Breaking bad news
Family Grief
The Emotional Cost of Caring
Coping with Sudden Death
Dealing with Victims of Sexual Abuse
Treating Chronic pain