Aris Papaefstathiou - Counselling for trans-identifying individuals
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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
All sessions last 50 mins on a mutually agreed day and time.
Fees are £50-£70, based on income and individual circumstances. 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 £20.