Dr Christine Langhoff, is an executive coach, clinical psychologist and director of Circle Psychology Partners – a local counselling and therapy service for children and adults. Passionate Dulwich resident and mum of two.
How long have you lived in the area?
I have lived in the Dulwich area since 2008. Both of my children have been born in Dulwich.
What brought you here?
Working as a clinical psychologist brought me to London and Dulwich! I started off as an assistant in the adult ADHD service at the Maudsley Hospital. A friend told me to look out for the Dulwich, Herne Hill, Peckham Rye triangle for a place to live. I instantly fell in love with Dulwich when I was house hunting. Commuting to North and East London during my doctorate was trickier from SE22 but I have now done away with commuting by setting up Circle Psychology Partners in Dulwich.
What one thing would you change?
We could still do with slightly better public transport – although I am in two minds. What if that changes Dulwich too much too fast?
What’s the one thing you couldn’t do without?
The friendliness of Dulwich and knowing so many people. It doesn’t feel like you are living in London.
Do you know your neighbours?
Yes – I rarely walk down the street without bumping into neighbours and stopping for a chat. Love it! Friends are always stunned as it is not the picture they have in their minds when they think of London life.
Where are you likely to be found on Saturday?
Seeing coaching and therapy clients in Dulwich Village in the mornings followed by time with my family – maybe in one of the local parks or our garden.
What is your favourite place to eat?
I love Yama Momo. Can’t get enough of their soft-shell crab rolls and lobster maki.
Coffee or tea? Where?
Coffee in the morning, tea any time at Oru Space on Lordship Lane where my team at Circle Psychology Partners has three therapy rooms. It’s such a gem. I remember when it was the CMHT and then viewing the empty shell after Oru Space acquired the building. It has a great community vibe and I think it is a special place in the heart of Dulwich.
The best kept secret…
The street art of East Dulwich. A lot of it has popped up over the years. I recently went on a street art walk with Amanda Greatorex as part of Dulwich Festival. I highly recommend it.
Where’s your favourite place to walk?
I am madly in love with Dulwich Woods. It is such a great space to relax in, connect with nature and forget the everyday stresses.
The book I’m reading at the moment…
I am on a journey of rediscovering the Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett. For work I have just started reading You don’t understand me by Dr Tara Porter.