Dr Kristina Cole
Dr Kristina Cole is a Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working with adults across the age range in various settings within the NHS. Having completed a PhD in developmental psychology, she went on to complete her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Bangor University. She has since helped to adapt Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for people suffering from Parkinson’s disease and published in this area, as well as helped to set up a service for adults dealing with intense changes in emotion.
Dr Cole has worked with clients with a wide range of emotional and mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, social anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorder. She also has experience in treating people with post natal depression, sleep disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, phobias, and relationship difficulties.
Dr Cole is highly trained in delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and EMDR. She has also delivered ACT training to professionals and has used the model with staff members experiencing work related stress.
In borrowing a principle from the poet Shelly’s question, ‘If winter comes, can spring be far behind?’, Dr Cole believes that therapy can enable any individual, irrespective of the nature of their difficulties, move from discomfort towards increased hope and understanding. She works to develop a collaborative understanding of the difficulties before recommending a therapeutic approach.Back to team