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Dr Anastasios Gaitanidis BSc, PgDip, MA, PhD

London SW4 & Whitstable CT5
07919 424207 07919 424207
London SW4 & Whitstable CT5

About me

I am an experienced Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and the Director of Relational Psychoanalytic Therapy Ltd who fervently believes in the value of the therapeutic process and relationship. In this period of the coronavirus pandemic, I am here to help you cope with increased anxiety, uncertainty and distress.

I am wiling to offer lower rates to clients who have lost their jobs and/or experienced financial difficulties due to the current crisis. I believe that it is my ethical responsibility to make therapy affordable to anyone who needs it in this extremely physically and mentally distressing time.

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, anxieties and fears in an empathic, concerned and genuine way that is non-judgemental.

I use the rich symbolic language of different psychoanalytic models to explore the effects that my clients' past and present traumas, losses and relational difficulties have on their psychological development.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed my 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 DPsych Counselling Psychology at Regent's University London.

I am also a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) the British Psychological Society (BPS) and theSITE for Contemporary Psychoanalysis (I served as an Acting Chair and Member of the SITE Council).

Finally, I am part of a 4-year training programme in Relational Psychoanalysis with the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP) in New York.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy

Fees

Individual: £70

Couple: £100

Organisations: £150


Lower Fees for everyone who have lost their job or experienced financial difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic (negotiated individually) or for low income or unemployed clients.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Clapham Common
London
SW4

Whitstable
Kent
CT5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Greek

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

I offer online and/or telephone therapy to those who cannot physically attend therapy sessions due to a disability

Availability

I offer morning, afternoon and evening appointments during the week.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations

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Dr Anastasios Gaitanidis BSc, PgDip, MA, PhD

Dr Anastasios Gaitanidis BSc, PgDip, MA, PhD