Konstandina Polychronopoulou MBACP Registered, SW4
41 Abbeville Road
Welcome, My name is Konstandina and I am a Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Psychologist, Dating and Relationship Coach. I also work as a Mindfulness and other Therapeutic Meditations Facilitator. I work in private practice with individuals and couples. I work both long term and short term.
I have studied 12 years Psychology and Counselling. I also have more than 10 years experience in the field. I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist, a Registered Member of BACP and a Member of BPS.
I understand how difficult it can feel to talk to a therapist about your struggles and desires. This can be made easier with the empathetic, caring and non-judgemental therapeutic space that I offer.
I believe that the therapeutic relationship can act as a catalyst to facilitate growth, emotional containment and change.
I am highly experienced in working with Loneliness, Dating and Relationships.
Loneliness can feel deeply excruciating as if our being is not serving it's rightful purpose to be connected and instead it is being excluded from others. A divide and separation exists where connection would feel more aligned. A sense of isolation is often part of loneliness but there is also a kind of bitter loneliness that can be felt even when we are among other people. Together we will work on how to manage your loneliness and all the feelings, thoughts and desires it can bring up. We will also explore and understand it in order to move through it to a place where savoured solitude and connection will be more available.
Dating can sometimes feel very confusing and draining. Together we will engage in a deep exploration of your emotions, needs and desires. We will also explore important questions such as who you are, who you want to be and how others see you. These practices intend to help you face dating with renewed courage and focus on what you desire. We will also work on underlying fears and blockages that keep you from potentially enjoying dating or from co-creating the relationship that you desire.
Relationships can be the source of pleasure, connection and fulfilment. They can also be the source of pain and struggle. I can assist you in searching within you how much intimacy, how much emotional engagement, and how much time on your own you need. We can also explore and identify together which are the ways you want to express your love and which are the ways you want to receive love. Through these as well as more exploring and releasing of potential difficult emotions and experiences from the past we can together facilitate betterment in your way of relating and relationships.
I am also interested in helping you with Couples' difficulties such as break of communication, arguments, affairs, jealousy, incompatibility, discrepancy in values and beliefs, differences in the ways of expressing and receiving love. We will look at how you can bridge the differences or gaps between you and your partner. We will also work on understanding and identifying underlying issues, patterns and dynamics that keep you stuck in a difficult place in your relationship.
In couple's counselling we will work on expressing your needs and desires to your partner. We will understand the needs and desires of both individuals involved in the relationship and help you empathise with each other. We will also explore how traumas or hurt from the past is hindering the ways you are relating.
I can support you with your loneliness, dating and relationship issues whether you are straight or gay and no matter what is your cultural background.
I am also very experienced in working with Anxiety and Fear. I am passionate about helping you understand and move through your Anxiety and Fear including Generalised Anxiety, Phobias, OCD, Panic Attacks and Social Anxiety.
Anxiety can feel like a volcano building up inside us. It can erupt without notice and can make us feel exposed and vulnerable. Anxiety can also feel as if we are suffocating in a small room without much air. Fear can feel like a monster that is keeping us hidden in our closet, away from the outside world. Fear can also feel like a heavy burden that does not allow us to feel joyful, free and alive.
Anxiety and Fear can take many different forms and expressions. Sometimes they can have adverse effects on self esteem, relationships or productivity. Therapy with me will help you understand and release the underlying core issues and reasons the anxiety and fear are hindering your life. We will also work together on practical ways that you can manage your anxiety and fear symptoms.
How I can assist you:
I can offer you a weekly slot where you can feel accepted and understood.
In our meetings you will feel supported, motivated and inspired to change and grow.
I believe that there are no people that are never broken or never face any of life's difficulties. We all need help sometimes to transform our difficulties and struggles into clarity and flow.
I believe that: Our greatest work of art is our life. Create your life as you want it to be.
How are you creating your life today?
Training, qualifications & experience
I have overall studied Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy for 12 years.
I acquired a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology (7th year‐doctoral level), a course in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a course in Mindfulness from Regent's University in London, UK.
I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Deree College, the American College in Greece.
I am also continuously involved with learning and self development.
I have more than 10 years experience within my Private Practice (Therapy for You & Konstant Flow), Reflections Therapy Services, Workplace Options, Hammersmith and Fulham Mind, and Westminster Mind in London, UK.
I also have experience from Children's SOS Villages and Dafni Psychiatric Hospital in Athens, Greece.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Relationships Therapy ( when you experience: sense of missing something in a relationship, commitment difficulties, communication of emotions difficulty, facing with a break up, clarifying what we need and what we can offer in a relationship, being lonely, struggling with creating a relationship, Dating difficulties ..)
Couple's Counselling ( when you experience: jeaulousy, arguments, break in communication, misunderstandings of each other, lack of intimacy and connection..)
Counselling for Anxiety & Fear ( when youexperience: Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Attacks, OCD, Phobias..)
Mindfulness Therapy (relax, revitilise, reduce anxiety, become more aware, more embodied, connected, improve relationships)
Creative Life Coaching (flowing with life, letting go of what no longer serves, well being, deepening self love, developing self care, self esteem, confidence, enhancing creativity, change of careers , finding your passion and power)
Body Image Issues Therapy (perfectionism, self criticism, obsessive scrutiny, envy of others' bodies, comparing self with others and feeling less than them, unrealistic standards, negative perception of body image)
Life Transitions Therapy (when you experience: marriege, birth, new job, change of careers, moving, studying something new..)
Therapy for Sensitive People ( it is OK to be vulnerable and deep feeling, explore your qualities and how to use them for yours and other people's benefit)
£75 for Individual's sessions
£85 for couple's sessions
- Our 'mirror' and our expression
- Boundaries and moving towards what we want
- From loneliness to connection
I offer my therapeutic services in:
And via Skype & Telephone
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Current Availability: In Clapham during Saturdays and Thursdays Evening, www.therapyfor-you.co.uk Skype or Telephone Sessions: Tuesday & Wednesday Afternoon and Evening
Types of client