Alice Seferiades, UKCP Reg. Psychotherapist & Supervisor
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist, in the NHS and in private practice in North London. I have over 16 years of experience of helping adults find their way through a wide range emotional difficulties. I provide a safe, calm and respectful therapeutic space where we work at your pace towards your goals.
I trained to be an Integrative Psychotherapist, gaining knowledge and skills in the main theoretical models of psychotherapy (Psychodynamic, Person Centered, CBT and Existential). I am able to draw on different theoretical models and techniques in response to my client’s preferred ways of working and individual difficulties.
Individual psychotherapy is about creating a relationship where you, the client, can feel safe enough to express and explore your feelings, thoughts and experiences. Some of these may be very painful and difficult and others might even be outside your everyday awareness. You will choose what you want the focus of our work to be. I will listen and then help you explore, link and make sense of experiences and feelings. In my experience, this process often brings emotional relief, clarity and makes change possible.
My clinical experience
I have experience of working successfully with adults of different ages, cultural background and sexual orientation, who are experiencing distressing emotions, manifesting as depression and anxiety.
For some, a recent event may be a trigger, e.g.
- relationship breakdown
- loss of a job
- illness or accident
- life stage transition
For others, these feelings are linked to old experiences or traumas, e.g.
- relationships with parents
- childhood abuse (verbal, physical, sexual, neglect)
- race & cultural differences
- domestic violence
- low self-esteem and low self confidence.
Our first meeting
At our first meeting I will ask you to tell me a bit about what has brought you to therapy and how you hope therapy and I can help, and ask me any questions you may have. Most importantly, you will get a sense of me and what it would be like working with me. You will then be better able to decide if I’m the right psychotherapist for you.
If you decide to continue working with me, we will discuss fees and appointments, which usually take place weekly at the same time.
I am bilingual in English and Greek and work in both languages.
Video & Telephone sessions
Currently all my sessions are offered either via video or phone. In our first sessions we would think about what suits you best and explore the pros and cons of this arrangement.
If you think you would like to work with me, you can call me or send me an email. I will call you for a short conversation to discuss any questions you might have and arrange a first appointment, if that is what you decide.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling (City University & Regent's University)
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (Regent's University)
- Counselling for Depression (NICE NHS approved training)
- Diploma in Integrative Supervision (The Minster Centre)
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) (NICE NHS approved training)
I am registered with the UKCP, national register of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. This means that I meet their exacting standards, training requirements and agree to abide by their ethical standards.
The UKCP register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, meeting the Authority’s demanding standards in: governance, setting standards, education and training, managing the register, providing information and complaints handling.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer therapy and clinical supervision on Tuesday mornings, 8:00am - 3pm and Friday mornings. Please call me to arrange a convenient time to meet.
Please visit my website for further information.