Dr Anastasios Gaitanidis BSc, PgDip, MA, PhD
I have worked as a Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist both privately and for Charity organisations since 1996.
Central to my therapeutic perspective is the belief that my clients need to experience their growing sense of self in a facilitating environment which promotes their psychological well-being.
For this reason, I want my clients to feel safe, valued and accepted. I also approach their problems in an empathic, concerned and genuine way that is non-judgmental.
I use the rich symbolic language of different psychodynamic models to explore the ways in which my clients' representations of past and present relationships are formed and the effects they have on their psychological development.
I strongly believe that counselling and psychotherapy should be affordable. For this reason, I keep my fee as low as possible (£45) and offer low-cost counselling to students, the unemployed and low-income clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my counselling training at Goldsmiths College in 1998. I hold a BSc (Honours) in Psychology from Royal Holloway and an MA and PhD in Psychoanalysis from the University of Kent. I am currently a Senior Lecturer for the PsychD Counselling Psychology and MA Psychotherapy and Counselling at the University of Roehampton and an Associate Lecturer for the MA in Counselling at Goldsmiths College.
I am also a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the SITE for Contemporary Psychoanalysis (I served as an Acting Chair and member of the SITE Council).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Relationship issues
Lower Fees for Students, the Unemployed and Low-Income Clients
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client