Dr Christine Langhoff is a local resident, mum of two, clinical psychologist and director of Circle Psychology Partners and Dulwich Psychologist, a counselling and therapy service for children, adolescents, adults and couples.

How long have you lived in the area?

I have lived in Dulwich since 2008 when I started working as an assistant psychologist at the Maudsley.

What brought you here?

My first job in London. One of my friends had recommended Dulwich to me and he was quite right. We still love it. Even though commuting to various places during my doctorate was not always easy, we stuck it out. It is such a great place to live in now that we have children. I have also done away with the commuting by running my private practice in Dulwich.

What do you most value about the area you live in?

I love Dulwich Village as it doesn’t feel like we are living in the middle of a big city. Not only is it a wonderfully green place to live in but it is also exceedingly friendly. You can never leave the house without bumping into someone you know.

Do you know your neighbours?

Yes. That is what I love about living on Woodwarde Road. Not only do we know several of our direct neighbours but we know many along the road as well as the surrounding streets. Our older daughter goes to school with some of our neighbour’s children so the school run is fun too as there is often someone to walk with.  

What is your favourite place to eat?

Rocca’s with our children every time. The service is great and the staff are very family friendly. It is always a pleasure.

Coffee or tea? Where?

Tea for me. My favourite place is Gail’s. I will probably have a cherry and chocolate scone too! 

The best kept secret…

I simply love Sydenham Hill/Dulwich Woods. I feel it is massively underrated. Riding my bike up Grange Lane and then strolling through the woodland is one of those simple pleasures I absolutely adore. Great for relaxing and forgetting about the everyday stresses.  

What is your favourite shop?

As a book worm and lover of real books and not just my Kindle, I can definitely be found in Village Books.

The book I’m reading at the moment…

I am on two books at the moment. One for leisure: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman and one for work: The Compassionate Mind Workbook by Elaine Beaumont and Chris Irons

My perfect holiday…

This has to be somewhere with guaranteed sunshine – sorry UK! I like a holiday in the countryside with a pool and a beach nearby. As much as I love Dulwich, sometimes it is great for my family to get out of the city.