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Anna Mastorakou

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH3 7JA
07942 689 533 07942 689 533
Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH3 7JA

About me

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.

Qualifications

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

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & 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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

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.

7 Melville Crescent
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH3 7JA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Greek

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Regrettably my therapy room is on the 2nd floor and there is no lift.

Availability

I offer appointments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 8am and 8pm. Appointments may become available on different days, please enquire for more details.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Anna Mastorakou

Anna Mastorakou