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Angelique Vagopoulou

Existential Psychotherapist, UKCP accredited, DipPsych, MSc

About me

A cancer diagnosis can shake our life and move us towards our path. It calls us to examine life's priorities, explore possibilities, examine what is essential for us and what not in order to make important decisions for our physical and emotional health.  A cancer journey challenges all we knew about self-care and self-love but also activates our body's natural resources for healing and re-balance. Although cancer comes with difficulties (physical, emotional or both), it can also initiate a journey of self-discovery and transformation towards a more empowered us.

I am an experienced existential psychotherapist (Master’s degree in Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy from Middlesex University) who integrates Jungian approaches and dreamwork as well as meditation, grounding and bodywork in my practice.

Over the last 9 years I specialise in cancer seeing weekly cancer clients, carers or members of their family. I support the person from the moment of diagnosis all the way through their treatment/s but I also offer post-treatment support, essential for some people towards a smoother re-integration back into life’s rhythms.  

I work with dreams and images that the client brings, I focus on the ‘here and now’ of the client’s life, opening the space for them to explore their own unique perspective as well as their deeper visions and aspirations. There is some exploration of the client’s past whenever that is felt necessary.  I also work with myths and symbols and link mythological archetypes to my work. I have worked with art (poetry, painting, collage, photography) that clients bring in sessions whenever they want to.

Since 2013 I volunteer with Macmillan Counselling, I have also through the years held voluntary posts as volunteer counsellor at St Michael’s Hospice as well as Age Concern.  

I hold a Master’s degree in Applied Neuropsychology from Nottingham University and I also offer psychotherapy to neurological patients (sufferers of stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Brain Tumours etc). I have experience of psychotherapy offered in parallel with neurological rehabilitation.

I have a small private practice in Bexhill-on-Sea, YouNique Wellbeing Studios.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Psychology (DiPsych) Open University
  • Masters of Science (MSc) in Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy, Middlesex University
  • Masters of Science (MSc) in Applied Neuropsychology, University of Nottingham
  • St Michael's Hospice Counselling volunteer (2014-1016) 
  • 2013-today Macmillan Counselling Volunteer
  • More than 8 years of experience in working with cancer

Private practice experience - experience and short training in distance/ on-line psychotherapy.

Attendance of various lectures, congresses and extensive training courses on psychotherapy and psychotherapy for cancer.

Ongoing independent research on the Eleusinian myth and Mysteries and their impact on modern psychotherapy.

Publishing articles in scientific journals (Harvest, Journal of Existential Analysis etc) presentations in congresses, lectures in universities and other organisations on my research.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

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.

UPCA

Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association

Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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).

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Fees

£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

I charge £70 for a 60-minute individual therapy session. I accept bank transfer, PayPal or Wise. 

Further information

Therapy sessions are 60 minutes and are usually arranged for the same time once a week.  Face-to-face consultations at YouNique Wellbeing Studios, Bexhill-on-Sea. 

I currently see clients through Zoom, Skype or telephone. 

YouNique Wellbeing Studios, 11 And 11a Windmill Drive
East Sussex
TN39 4DG
Bexhill-on-Sea
East Sussex
TN39 4DG

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Angelique Vagopoulou

Angelique Vagopoulou