Dr. Andreas Vassiliou
I view psychotherapy as mainly an endeavour to “know thyself”. I take the position that through the acquisition of self-knowledge, the possibility of change can gradually manifest as a dynamic possibility.
My style of working is flexible, relational and dialogical. I will help you to gradually explore what the origins of your current difficulties are and create the meaning that is significant to you. You will be provided with a supportive and empowering space to explore how you want to project yourself into the future, by also carefully acknowledging the limitations along the way.
Although I am an existentially trained psychotherapist and counselling psychologist, I also value and employ humanistic and psychoanalytic ways of understanding human difficulties and dilemmas in my therapeutic practice. I will be therefore equally interested in your past and present experiences, but also your future potential.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and BPS (British Psychological Society) registered Counselling Psychologist and accredited Clinical Supervisor, and a UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and UPCA (Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association) accredited Existential Psychotherapist. I hold a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy, a BSc(Hons) in Psychology and an Advanced Diploma in Social Sciences.
Throughout my professional experiences thus far, I have held various clinical, organisational, research and leadership positions in the NHS, the Social Care Services, the Department for Education, the Higher Education, the Local Government and Charity Sectors. I have significant experience in working with families, children, adolescents and adults on both an individual and group basis.
I have been trained and have particular interests in play therapy, psychodrama, family work, and intersubjective approaches to severe distress. Aside from my clinical work, I am also a Lecturer in Counselling Psychology at Regent's University London and provide freelance academic consultation and research supervision.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Individual psychotherapy: £80 (50 minutes)
Couple therapy: £100 (70 minutes)
Clinical supervision: £80 (60 minutes)
Some concessionary places are available for people on low income or in financial difficulties and for trainee psychologists/therapists/counsellors.
Please note that I accept cash payments, bank cheques and transfers, and payments via Paypal and Transferwise. I do not accept card payments.
My office is located in the Woolwich Royal Arsenal Riverside, South East London. The closest stations (10 minutes’ walk) are Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station and Woolwich Arsenal Rail Station, while you can also use the River Boat Service, which is located moments away. My office is located on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible.
Please note that no car parking is available unless you arrange for yourself a temporary permit issued by the Concierge for use only within designated lay-bys.
To access the main building you need to press the number of the flat on the entry receiver located by the front door of the building so that I am able to give you access.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Currently, my office hours are: Thursday: 09:00 - 20:00 Friday: 09:00 - 20:00 Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a BPS accredited and registered clinical supervisor (Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors -RAPPS).