"Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, To change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference"

- Reinhold Niebuhr

Christina Mardell-Walsh

Recovery Support

My role within Dallington is to support the wellbeing of our mentees, helping them to remain fit and healthy, particularly during exam time. I am also our specialist in Recovery Support.  

I offer each student a tailored wellness plan, incorporating nutrition, exercise, relaxation, and sleep routines, which are all key elements to achieve balance. I use the process of self-actualization, psychodynamic therapy, and CBT to encourage individuals to find their true identity and sense of purpose.

I live between London and the seaside, where I enjoy swimming and walking. One of my hobbies is interior design. I cherish quality time with my partner, my daughter and my baby grandson.


  • Person Centred Counselling P.Dip. (Accredited)
  • MBACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychology) Approved Practitioner
  • N.N.E.B. Nutrition and Children’s Nursing Qualification
  • R.T.T. Rapid Transformational Therapy/Hypnotherapy Qualification  


  • I have over 14 years working with the NHS, managing a counselling organisation in the field of addiction.
  • I have previously worked in various schools and hospitals, including Great Ormond Street, providing play therapy for the children.
  • I have a private practice offering counselling and psychotherapy.

Core Team

Advisory Board