Andreas Economides MA MBACP
335 City Road
You may be thinking about therapy because you have a particular concern or you may just feel that something isn't right in your life. For example, you might already know that your struggling with the loss of a loved one or that you're stuck in certain patterns of behaviour you can't change. On the other hand, you might be struggling with complex and persisting feelings that you find difficult to understand and describe.
Whatever your reason, my aim is to provide a safe, supportive and confidential space where you can feel free to talk about your concerns without fear of judgement. Together, we can explore and process difficult thoughts and emotions to help you make more sense of your current problems. With greater self-awareness and self-acceptance, you have the opportunity to change how you respond to these difficulties and to build better coping mechanisms.
Before becoming a therapist, I worked in management and then in teaching. In both of these careers, what I enjoyed most was creating environments that allowed people to grow and flourish, which is what led me to psychotherapy. These experiences have allowed me to understand how hard it can be to struggle with personal issues while working in demanding and competitive environments.
Research continuously shows that the better the relationship between the client and the therapist, the more likely it is that therapy will be successful. That's why it's important to meet with several therapists first before deciding on one, to see who feels more right for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a BACP accredited Masters degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and a degree in Psychology, both from UK universities. I am also a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and therefore abide by their Ethical Framework and Professional Conduct Procedures.
As an integrative psychotherapist, I have trained in various therapeutic models, which I draw upon depending on the client’s needs. I describe my way of working as relational because there is an emphasis on the relationship between the client and therapist, which I believe is the most significant factor for psychological change.
I've worked for a number of years in the NHS, charities and in private practice, so I'm experienced in dealing with a wide range of psychological issues. I have previously worked in management and teaching, so I am also familiar with workplace issues and conflict resolution.
To ensure I meet continuing professional BACP requirements, I receive monthly clinical supervision, I maintain professional indemnity insurance and I have a valid enhanced DBS check. Additionally, I attend regular training and professional development courses to broaden my therapeutic skills.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
I charge £50 per session, which lasts for 50 minutes. Sessions are usually once per week but other arrangements can be discussed. I'm sure you will have some questions, so please email or call me, there are no obligations.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesdays 7:30am - 1:30pm
Types of client