A. Antigone Ikkos-Serrano
Placing connection and understanding at the heart of my practice, I offer a person centred approach to psychotherapy.
Based on Jungian principals, as a Sesame trained drama and movement therapist and fellow of the Neuropsychoanalyisis Association, I use a blend of psychology, movement, dramaturgy, stories and neuroscience to support my clients in building a better understanding of their internal worlds.
My interest in neuroscience and training in Neuro-dramatic-play enables me to understand psychological and creative processes from a neurological perspective. I therefore facilitate the psychotherapy from both a holistic and science led perspective. Through creative creation, we are able to retune our neural pathways forming healthier patterns of thought and a more autonomous relationship with the way we relate to ourselves and the world around us.
Why use the arts in therapy?
By using the arts as an explorative tool, truths that are hidden within the depths of the psyche may be revealed in a safe and containing way. In offering unconscious processes a form; be that through art, movement, or any other creative medium, our internal stories may be revealed to us. This can give us the tools to forming a more integrated understanding of who we are.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualification: MA Drama and Movement Therapy
Accreditation: The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Fellowship: Neuropsychoanalysis Association
Membership: British Association of Dramatherapsists
- Acute Mental Health
Including; PTSD, trauma, anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, personality disorder, self-esteem challenges, stress and
- Additional Needs
- Physical Health Conditions
- Child and Adolscent Mental Health
Including; Autism, profound and multiple learning disabilities, social-emotional mental health difficulties, challenging behaviour, looked after children, climate anxiety
- Refugee and Asylum Seeking Community Work
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £40.00 to £60.00
Concessions offered for
1:1 in person 50 mins - £60
1:1 online 50 mins - £40
Optional initial assessment session - 90 mins £75
I recommend this extended session as an initial meeting to give us an opportunity to explore how a working relationship might feel. I hope you will feel able to share with me some of the reasons that have brought you to me as well as any goals you may have in mind for this journey. You are welcome to ask me questions, learn about my approach and assess if you feel comfortable with the way I work.
If you are interested in joining a group, please contact me for further details.