Marilena Andreou BSc Hons, PG Cert, PG Dip CBT (BABCP Accredited)

Marilena Andreou    BSc Hons, PG Cert, PG Dip CBT (BABCP Accredited)

Building 3
North London Business Park
Oakleigh Road South
New Southgate
London
N11 1GN

07504 226794

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Building 3
North London Business Park
Oakleigh Road South
New Southgate
London
N11 1GN

07504 226794

About me

About Me:

I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (BABCP accredited) offering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in North London (New Southgate) to adults and young people.

I am aware that everyone is different and no two people’s needs are the same. I pride myself in being an approachable therapist and will tailor the therapy according to individual needs. In addition, I deliver CBT in accordance with the NICE (National Institute of Health and Care Excellence) guidelines.

My Approach:

Often you may believe that things will never get better or that you will always feel this way. It may be a relatively new problem, or a problem that you have had for years.  At times you may feel overwhelmed and as though you are unable to cope. There may be days where you can function, however there may be some days where just getting out of bed in the mornings can be a struggle.  Sometimes people feel too embarrassed to tell someone about these feelings.  Good news, you have already taken the first step.

That’s where Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help you to overcome your difficulties and to help you gain a different perspective.  I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental place to help you achieve your individual goals.

I am an approachable person and I will tailor the therapy according to your individual needs. I strongly believe that therapy can work alongside medication, however medication alone is not always the answer.  Talking therapies such as CBT can be very effective in treating people exhibiting a wide range of difficulties.  My primary aim is to help people with their problem (s) by delivering CBT in the first instance.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
  • Postgraduate Diploma in CBT
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health (Primary Care)
  • Psychology BSc (Honours)
  • Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Supervision Training

My Background:

Since I was an adolescent I have always had an interest in the way people think and why they behave the way they do.  Post all of my academic achievements, I have been working in the mental health field for over 12 years and have helped many people with both short term and long term difficulties also achieve their personal goals.

I began working the mental health field in 2005, where I was employed as a practitioner in a secure psychiatric ward, dealing with young people and adults with difficulties such as: personality disorder, schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder.

Subsequently, in 2007, I worked in the Community Outreach Team dealing with adults with problems such as: psychosis, schizoid affective disorder and schizophrenia.

In addition to my private practice, since 2009 I have been working in a primary care service. I currently practice as a CBT therapist, working with individuals ranging from mild to more severe presentations of anxiety and depression disorders such as: obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), health anxiety, phobias, stress, panic disorder (with or without agoraphobia) and depression etc. My role also involves supervising psychological wellbeing practitioners ensuring they are practising safely within the NICE guidelines.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BABCP

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Assertiveness

Perfectionism

Fees

Appointments are available face-to-face, phone and via skype video.

Face-to-face (priced per session) :
        Assessment - £90, lasting 50 minutes to an hour
        Treatment   - £75, lasting 50 minutes

Phone or Skype (priced per session) :
        Assessment - £80, lasting 50 minutes to an hour
        Treatment   - £65, lasting 50 minutes

Concessions for students (priced per session):

        Assessment - £85, lasting 50 minutes to an hour

        Treatment - £70, lasting 50 minutes  

Further information

Assessment Session:

This is the initial meeting between the therapist and client. It usually lasts between 50 minutes to an hour.  It gives you the chance to find out how the therapy works and provides an opportunity for us to explore your current problem(s), and for you to talk briefly about your goals moving forward.

After the assessment we will discuss if CBT may be suitable. If CBT is suitable, then we will agree on how to proceed with starting the therapy and number of sessions recommended to complete treatment.

Therapy session:

The therapy sessions usually last 50 minutes and they take place the same day and time each week.

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?

CBT is a type of psychotherapy based on the here and now, whilst taking into account any past experiences that may have influenced the way we react to situations.   The notion is that our emotions, physical reactions and behaviours are influenced by our thoughts, beliefs and interpretation of specific situations.

Furthermore CBT proposes that an individual’s problem(s) are influenced by negative beliefs.  CBT helps us to identify and to alter negative thoughts which in turn have a positive effect on changing behaviours and improving the way you feel.

CBT is a goal orientated and pro-active approach that gives the client a very active role in their treatment.  For instance, tasks are often set in-between sessions aiming to practice the therapeutic interventions and these are also reflected upon in the sessions.  CBT treatment is normally short term, lasting from between ten to twenty sessions, which are weekly appointments lasting 50 minutes.

Collaboratively with the therapist you will explore what your problem(s) are and develop a plan for tackling them.  The total numbers of sessions needed are reviewed during therapy between the client and the therapist.

Through the use of a wide range of techniques, CBT can help you to generally cope better.  You will learn strategies that you will be able to use whenever you need to.  Moreover, you may find them helpful long after therapy has ended.


Please refer to the website for additional information.

Maps & Directions

New Southgate, N11 1GN

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Greek

Availability

Booking availability given on request

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme