The Life Academy - Harris Papachristopoulos

The Life Academy - Harris Papachristopoulos

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Edinburgh City Centre
Edinburgh
EH10

01312 085069

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Edinburgh City Centre
Edinburgh
EH10

01312 085069

About me

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I am Harris, an Edinburgh Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Philosophical Counsellor that I help individuals and couples overcome difficulties and live better lives. I offer psychotherapy, counselling, life coaching and couples counselling in Edinburgh and online via Skype.

My approach is based on the pluralistic model of psychotherapy. Pluralistic psychotherapy is a collaborative and integrative model of psychological therapy that starts from the assumption that it is unlikely that there is a “one size fits all” psychotherapeutic or counselling approach that is suitable for all clients. As a pluralistic psychotherapist, I use many highly effective methods and techniques from a wide range of psychotherapies. Being able to effectively and coherently select from such a breadth of approaches and methods means that I will be flexible to adapt to your unique needs and able to offer highly creative solutions. I believe that what is unique about my approach is that I am able to create a new form of therapy for every client I work with, allowing me to engage fully with the complexity of your problems and the uniqueness of your aspirations.

Although methods and techniques are important, they can only be effective within the right relationship and environment. That is why I will provide the conditions that foster an empathic, accepting, authentic and trusting relationship between the two of us. A relationship in which you will feel safe to open up and process the painful aspects of your experience and where you will be supported to heal, grow and achieve your full potential.

Training, qualifications & experience

My education has been extensive and pluralistic, as over the years I have aspired to study the majority of the healing and flourishing disciplines and practices.

I have undertaken undergraduate studies in Psychology, post-graduate studies in Autism, Philosophy and a wide range of Psychotherapies such as:

  • Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy
  • Person-Centred/Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy (Mindfulness)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Additionally, I have completed postgraduate studies and achieved certification in Philosophical Counselling, by the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. For me, education is an ongoing endeavour, as I am committed to growing as a healer and facilitator of change by attending continuing professional development seminars and workshops and staying informed about recent developments and research in psychology, psychotherapy, philosophy and contemplative practices

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Asperger's Counselling

Fees

Individuals: My fee is £60 (or the equivalent in US Dollars/Euros) for a 60-minute session. This applies both to face-to-face (local work within Edinburgh and the US) and Skype. I also offer longer sessions, such as two hours, half-day or full day sessions, including ecotherapy sessions in nature. The fee for sessions 3 hours and above is £50 per hour.

Couples: My fee for relationship/couples counselling and psychotherapy is £80 per hour for a 60-minute session. Please note that at times during couples counselling, we will meet one-to-one (that is, one person only will attend), for these sessions my normal £60 fee applies.

Concessions: I understand that some people may not be able to afford my full fee. I therefore offer a specific amount of sessions per week at a discounted fee of £40 (or the equivalent in US Dollars/Euros). Additionally, I devote 10% of my working time each week offering my services on a pro bono/no charge basis to the unemployed, students and refugees. If this describes your circumstances, please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss whether we can still work together.

Options for Payment

Payments can be made in cash, through PayPal or via bank transfer. I also accept all major debit and credit cards.

Further information

Memberships

I am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the American Philosophical Practitioners Association (APPA). My work is deeply grounded in the ethics of care, respect, safety and confidentiality, which is embedded within the code of ethics and conduct of the above organisations. My practice is also insured and regularly supervised as per the requirements of BACP.

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH10

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None
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