Antony Constantinou Registered Member MBACP
Life can present us with many challenges which may make us feel overwhelmed and unable to cope. These can interfere with our day to day living, create problems in our relationships and may lead to anxiety, low self-esteem, depression or other problems that can affect our well-being. I offer a warm, friendly and confidential space for you to talk through any problems you may be facing and help you make sense of things. I will support you in gaining a better understanding of yourself whilst supporting you with any changes you wish to make.
I believe that all of us at some point in our lives experience difficulties, it may be due to a painful event such as bereavement, relationship difficulties or a more generalised feeling of low self-esteem, depression or anxiety. Sometimes sharing difficult feelings with friends or family doesn't seem like an option for fear of judgement or shame, and struggling alone may not enable a positive resolution. If you want to feel differently, and wish for a happier and more fulfilled life, exploring your difficulties through counselling and psychotherapy can be a powerful and effective way of bringing about positive change.
Counselling and Psychotherapy is a means of exploring oneself- both for personal development and to resolve personal, emotional and psychological difficulties.
How I work
My personal approach to Counselling and Psychotherapy is "Integrative", this means I integrate a number of approaches from various models to tailor my approach to suit your individual needs; I respect that each person experiences events differently depending on the influences from their past experiences, past relationships, cultural background and the context in which we live. However, I emphasise on Psychoanalytic intervention and childhood experience in my work in order to have a greater understanding of current presenting difficulties. I place the relationship between the therapist and client at the heart of my work and see this relationship as an integral part of the counselling process.
I am able to offer a wide range of professional support therapies, all starting with an initial assessment consultation which is used to decide the appropriate course of action, whether it be to continue a course of therapy with myself or to refer you to another specialised therapist. Please contact me by phone or email to set up an initial meeting or if you have any questions or concerns which you would like to discuss in further detail.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BAPC). These affiliations mean that I am fully qualified and work to a strict code of ethics and practice. The BACP is the largest professional body representing counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK. They set the standards, values, and ethical guidelines for counsellors and Psychotherapists. I am committed to regular continuing professional development to keep me up to date with current practice.
I am regularly checked with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
I hold a Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, certificate in psychodynamic counselling and a Diploma In Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling.
I have worked in psychotherapeutic contexts in the NHS, community organisations, educational institutions, and charitable organisations such as St Mungos and Mind. I am an experienced group facilitator and hold therapeutic workshops to external organisations.
I currently work in the private sector and in my private practice in Central London.
Here are examples of some issues I have worked with:
- Anxiety and fear, including panic attacks
- Generalised anxiety disorderSadness and depression
- Low self-esteem or confidence
- Lack of fulfilment
- Religious and spiritual problems
- Sexuality and sex-related problems
- Relationship and family issues
- Feeling confused, indecisive or stuck
- Feeling chaotic, overwhelmed or out of control
- Shame, guilt and anger
- Work-related and career problems
- Trauma and abuse
- Bereavement and loss
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
£60 per 50-minute session
£50 per 50-minute Skype/Telephone sessions
I am able to offer concessionary places on enquiry when available, depending on the circumstances and for those less able to pay full fees.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please contact me for availability
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|