Niki Costas Tanto, Psychotherapist (MBACP Accred, UKCP Reg)
I am a compassionate and caring professional, offering counselling and psychotherapy on an individual, couples and group basis. I run my private practice, Roohaz Counselling and Psychotherapy in central London.
The approach I use in my work is called Transactional Analysis (TA), founded by the renowned psychiatrist, Eric Berne, whose assumptions were:
- People are essentially born OK
- Everyone has the capacity to think
- People decide their own destiny and their decisions can be changed
TA offers a theory of the personality, a model of communication and a study of repetitive patterns. It can be short term usually through counselling, or longer term with psychotherapy.
In my work I also integrate aspects of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and psychodynamic approaches where appropriate.
Counselling offers you the opportunity to talk through your feelings and explore your options about problems you are currently experiencing. I work with you to support you to find solutions and make the right choices. Typically, counselling works over a shorter period of time such as 6 to 8 weekly sessions.
Psychotherapy is usually longer term and provides an in-depth exploration into deep seated issues from your past that have affected your life today. We work together to understand your sense of self and repeated patterns of feeling, thinking and behaviour. My aim is to help you to challenge self-limiting beliefs and behaviours, and move towards positive change to improve your life.
I welcome enquiries for any type of issue, for example: bereavement and loss; stress; anxiety; depression and low mood; lack of confidence; low self-esteem; relationships; work-related stress; phobias and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
Each session is 50 minutes long. There is no limit to how many sessions you can have. After an initial assessment and depending on the presenting issue, we agree a therapeutic contract in which we may decide upon a short term, limited number of sessions, or longer term and open-ended work.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training & Qualifications
- 2013 MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, Middlesex University
- 2013 Certified Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapy), Metanoia Institute
- 2008 Clinical Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling, Metanoia Institute
- MBACP Accredited
- Member of the BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists
- UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
My experience lies in:
- Work related problems
- Lack of confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship issues and marital problems
Memberships & Accreditation
I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and a UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) Registered Psychotherapist.
I am also a member of the European Associations for Transactional Analysis (EATA).
I subscribe to the Codes of Ethics of BACP, UKCP, and EATA.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
£60 for individuals
£90 for couples
Fees to Insurers: £85 per session – I am recognised by Aviva, AXA PPP, Bupa and Vitality.
The fee you start with will remain the same throughout your therapy, regardless of any increases.
I am a Bupa, Aviva, AXA and Vitality approved provider which means that if you have private medical insurance you may be able to benefit from my services through them.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
week days and week day evenings
Types of client