Agnes Paraskeva - Agnes P Counselling, DipHE, MBACP
***During the pandemic I have been working with clients over Zoom and other encrypted video services, as well as by phone, making me accessible wherever my clients are located***
Hi! I am a Person Centred counsellor, based in North London, where I run my private practice and work with organisations, both remotely and in person, working with adults, young people and the corporate sector. I also work with children in school settings, having started out with my invaluable placement and training with Place2Be.
I have a diverse exposure to ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds and embrace differences in people. Trained in understanding CBT, NLP, Coaching, and Mental Wellbeing in Children and Young People, means that I offer an integrative approach to my practice.
I offer a warm, informal and safe space to facilitate what each of my clients uniquely needs. When all the training is stripped back, I offer myself as a person who cares and believes in the positive growth of others, joining them on their journey, without judgement or conditions.
Sometimes we just need someone to talk to, outside of our immediate circle, who will listen without judgement. There are so many reasons why we seek counselling and for each person these reasons may change over time. Whilst counselling for one person may be about releasing and being heard, for someone else it may be to work on the past or for another to work on current challenges or towards a future goal. Driven by the nature of our work together, I employ creative and/or practical methods, depending on your preferences and what you feel you need from your sessions. As each client’s needs vary, so does the therapy that I provide.
My experience covers:
- Abusive relationships
- Career coaching within current role or transitioning to a new challenge.
- Carer support
- Childhood trauma
- General dissatisfaction with life and a need for change/growth/empowerment.
- Suicidal ideation
- Working with victims of violence; impact on them (and their children), resulting in sensitive communication with social services when beneficial for and agreed by clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
My BA Hons in Classical Civilization (King's College London) has formed a solid foundation for my work; informing of the earliest documentations of civilization, through ancient literature, art, architecture, politics and philosophies, which all revolve around human interaction, collaboration, expression and feeling, as well as societal and personal expectations.
Studying Cultural and Creative Industries (King's College London) for my MA, provided me with great insights and practical experience working in creative business, as well as writing papers on prominent and influential artists, which was incredibly interesting to me from a psychological and therapeutic perspective.
After a long career in the corporate world, I felt the time was right, to make the change I had been wanting to make for many years. My life and work experiences, as well as my overriding interest in people's welfare and mental health, led me to study and train for four years for my DipHE in Person Centred Therapeutic Counselling. During this period and beyond, I have trained with further continued professional development, to add to and compliment my existing skillset and knowledge, offering my clients the best that I can for their individual needs.
I have also trained in understanding Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), Psychology, Executive Coaching, Life Coaching, as well as Mental Wellbeing in Children and Young People, which provides an integrative approach to my practice.
I am a member of the BACP and abide by their ethical framework.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
As well as offering counselling for adults and young people, I also specialise in corporate counselling and coaching, both in private practice and via organisations.
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
£60.00 for one to one private counselling session.
£70.00 for couples counselling.
I also offer one to one combined counselling and coaching sessions for private clients, groups as well as corporate packages.
Fees vary according to the package and are available upon request.
During my career I have worked in the following industries:
Recruitment (local government and IT), Financial Industry (stock broking house and a global financial markets data and news provider), Broadcast, Advertising Sales, Marketing and HR.
My background in the corporate world has given me a first-hand understanding of the challenges and stresses that corporate clients experience. Studying and training as a therapist has provided me with a foundation and skill set to facilitate my clients to work on their challenges, fears and limiting beliefs, providing them the space to explore and grow at their own pace, without judgement.
Working with corporate sector clients often focuses on meeting professional goals, dealing with the cause of anxiety, private issues that impact their work life and sometimes it is both work and home life. It is often the case that where one area of life is proving to be difficult it will undoubtedly impact the other.