Christos Papalekas

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West Wickham, BR4 0JS
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About me


As a qualified and experienced psychotherapist and Practitioner Psychologist , I can help you explore and process emotional difficulties that might be preventing you from having the quality of life you want.

I can guide you to develop cognitive, emotional and behavioural strategies that will contribute towards preventing any further psychological problems as well as being more positive. You will be encouraged to explore both intrinsic and interpersonal problems and to develop new behavioral skills.

I work with individuals and groups in the Mental Health Sector. Psychotherapy is a process which is based on empathy, unconditional acceptance and understanding in a safe and confidential environment.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a B.A.B.C.P. accredited CBT , ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and REBT psychotherapist.
I am also a Counselling Psychologist (HCPC Registered). I have a BSc in Psychology and I have studied Social Psychology and CBT at MSc level.

I have been working in the Private  Mental Health sector over the last twelve years, offering individual and group therapy for a wide range of emotional problems such as Depression, Anxiety and Panic Disorders as well as PTSD, OCD and Eating Disorders. I am also the clinical lead of the therapy team. 

Moreover, I am a fully accredited EMDR Psychotherapist, a psychological treatment designed to very effectively alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories.

I work with adults.  I adhere to the BABCP, AREBT and Association of EMDR ethical framework of good practice and I am committed to offering a high standard of professional therapeutic care.

I work using Cognitive behavioural approaches as well as psychodrama approaches to psychotherapy. I have been trained extensively in ACT therapy (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).

In addition, I offer therapy in Greek.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, I am also able to offer remote therapy. This includes online and telephone sessions.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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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.

EMDR Association UK (EMDR UK)


Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

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£100.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Cigna
  • Vitality

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

17:00 - 20:00 Monday-Thursday and Friday Mornings-afternoon 

9 North Road, West Wickham, BR4 0JS

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Christos Papalekas
Christos Papalekas