My work as a therapist is based on the belief that change is possible. I believe counselling can change lives. I am passionate about giving people a space where they are heard, valued and understood, and assisting them to find the strength to overcome their difficulties, in order to lead fulfilling lives. I feel it to be an honour to be a part of this journey of change.
Deciding to access counselling can be a difficult first step for any of us, and I recognise the courage it may take to simply get to this point. This may be a time when you need to reach out in search of a safe, calm and confidential space in which to explore your feelings. I aim to offer you such a place, away from the pressures of everyday life, a place where you can be yourself, find yourself.
Whether you are in crisis, stuck in a painful relationship or struggling with emotional difficulties that won't seem to go away, my goal is to help you understand yourself in a rich and deep way so that you can better deal with the challenges that life inevitably brings.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have 10 years of experience of working psychotherapeutically with adults. I am a psychodynamic counsellor and I have worked with a wide variety of people and issues, in the UK and abroad, including addiction, bereavement, loss, spirituality, identity issues, relocation, chronic physical health conditions, relationship and family issues, anger, and trauma.
I have worked in different agencies including those specialising in addiction and sexual violence, as well as agencies aimed at the LGBTQ community.
2012 Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, University of Edinburgh
2009 Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills, University of Edinburgh
2005 Postgraduate Clinical Psychotherapy Training, Hellenic Institute of Psychology & Health, Greece
2003 Bsc Psychology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
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
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
It is not unusual to feel unsure about starting therapy. I understand this and am trained to help you with the decision. I offer you an initial consultation which carries no obligation, I would spend an hour with you exploring what is troubling you at the moment, identify the issues you feel you would like my help with, and decide together whether we can work together.
If we agree to proceed with counselling, we will find a regular time for your sessions.
My fees are £25 for the initial consultation and £55 per session thereafter.
I offer a limited number of concessionary spaces for people for whom counselling would not be affordable otherwise.