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Counselling for trans-identifying individuals

About me

I offer counselling to individuals who identify as transgender, non-binary, gender-queer, gender-questioning and gender-fluid. I work with anyone wanting to explore their identity, regardless of whether they are considering or undergoing transition.

My practice also caters for partners, family members or anyone close to someone who is exploring their gender identity.

I provide a confidential, accepting and safe therapeutic space to explore any discomfort, confusion, distress and curiosity around gender identity. I believe it is also important to celebrate identity in a supportive environment.

I am a qualified, BACP-registered counsellor based in London and Greece. I am a trans man; my preferred pronouns are ‘he/him/his’.

Currently based in North East London, I offer sessions in-person, or online / remote sessions, over secure video-conferencing. Sessions can be in English or Greek.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have completed a BA (Hons) and Diploma in Person Centred Counselling at Metanoia Institute / Middlesex University, London (BACP-accredited course).

I have worked as a counsellor at Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard and at Metro, London.
I am receiving regular clinical supervision; hold full professional insurance.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£65.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

All sessions last 50 mins on a mutually agreed day and time.

Fees are £65. I also hold some spaces for low cost counselling, please ask for availability.

I offer an initial appointment to explore your concerns and agree whether we would like to work together. Initial consultations last 30 minutes and cost £30.

When I work

Weekday evenings

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Additional languages


Aris Papaefstathiou

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