Chryssa Chalkia

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Psychotherapist, CBT therapist & Counsellor UKCP,BABCP
Available for new clients
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Soho, W1B 5TF
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Have you ever imagined what your life could be like without struggling with anxiety, depression or overwhelm? What would you do if you were motivated, resilient and confident? What if you felt ready to let go of whatever is holding you back in life?

Reasons for therapy range from anxiety, stress, and depression to trauma and relationship difficulties. Others are curious to find out more about themselves and want to enrich their relationships and inner life. Regardless of your circumstances, therapy can be the first step on an empowering journey of self-discovery and transformative change.

Why wait to feel better? Why wait for a better life? Make an appointment now and let's talk.

I'm Chryssa Chalkia, an experienced Clinical Integrative Psychotherapist (UKCP), Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (BABCP) and Counsellor (BACP) with a background in Psychology and Psychoanalysis. I have over sixteen years of extensive experience providing in-person and online adult therapy.

My goal is to help you better understand yourself and the choices you make in life, alleviate emotional difficulties, change destructive behaviour patterns, and understand such experiences. Sometimes we all need a little help to heal and move on to the next step in our lives. No matter what these steps feel like, I can support you in achieving your goals and creating positive change in your life. By the end of our work, you will have new skills to overcome your difficulties, have more control over your life, and live a more balanced, happier, and fulfilling life.

I am passionate about helping people improve their well-being and make positive changes in their lives. My philosophy is that it works best to combine elements of different approaches and tailor treatment to individual needs. I believe in personal and professional growth through self-knowledge.

Don't wait for a better life. Book an initial 50 minute consultation or contact me via email or phone on 0784 7588 343.My goal is to respond to inquiries from new customers within 48 hours.

My office is on Regent Street, Soho. Sessions can be held online and in person and can be booked as one-off, limited-time (6, 8, 12 and 24 sessions) or long-term sessions in Greek and English. For more information please visit my website www.therapyinlondon.net

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications/ Professional Trainings

· MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, Middlesex University
· MA in Psychoanalytic Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London
· Advanced Diploma in High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Royal Holloway, University of London
· Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, The Minster Centre
· BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychological Science, Teesside University
· Diploma in Counselling and Psychology, Mediterranean College
· Diploma in Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), Centre of Excellence and IANLPC
· Certificate in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) & Stress Reduction (MBSR), NHS
· Certificate in Personal Life Coaching, Coaching Academy
· Certificate in Working with Personality Disorder KUF, Institute of Mental Health
· Certificate in Video & Audio Therapy,  Academy for Online Counselling and Psychotherapy

Additional training on:
CBT for Agoraphobia, Panic Attacks & Complex mental health presentations, Trauma skills, Brief Therapy, Working with couples, Depression, Domestic abuse, Death & Bereavement, Eating Disorders, Family issues, Health Anxiety, OCD, Phobias, Personality Disorders, Long term physical health conditions, Low Self esteem, Refugees, Social Anxiety, Self-harm and Suicide, Sexuality, Sleep difficulties, Women's Issues.

Experience

I offer integrative psychotherapy, counselling, and cognitive behavioural therapies (acceptance and attachment therapy, mindfulness for stress reduction, and other third-wave approaches). This means that I offer evidence-based psychological therapy and work in an integrative manner with clients, tailoring treatment to individual needs.

I have experience working with people with a variety of difficulties throughout life, including depression and low self-esteem, anxiety-related issues such as social anxiety, generalized anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder, relationship difficulties, motherhood and physical health issues, cultural issues, and trauma.

I have worked for many years in various NHS settings, including primary and secondary care, but also in other areas such as charities, student counselling services and private practice. In addition, I have offered therapies to employees through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and online platforms.

Member organisations

BABCP
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists. BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have attended various NHS trainings on the application of CBT in the context of long term physical health conditions such as MUS, IBS, CFS/ME, Chronic Pain, Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, COPD, Coronary Heart Disease, Cancer and Long Covid.

Fees

£100.00 - £120.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

The price for individual in-person psychotherapy/counselling sessions is £100-120 depending on the day and time of our appointment.

Low Cost Consultation: I offer a limited number of low cost sessions depending on individual circumstances (e.g. students, pensioners).

To arrange an initial consultation or to discuss your questions or concerns please contact me by phone, text 0784 7588 343, email or visit my website www.therapyinlondon.net. All enquiries are strictly confidential.

When I work

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My private practice is on Regent Street, Soho. Feel free to contact me and discuss your availability.

Further information

To get the most out of therapy, you must approach the sessions with honesty, openness, and empathy. Every person is unique and the journey is different for every client.

Therapy is not a quick fix and often takes time and commitment to find answers to your problems.

Effective therapy requires trust between you and your therapist. It is the therapeutic relationship that acts as a vehicle for change and growth.

Engaging in therapy will help you learn more about yourself, gain insight into internal conflicts you may have, become more aware of your behaviors, thoughts, perceptions and feelings, and understand how your personal history interacts with your current life and contributes to your current difficulties. .

Therapy increases your awareness and helps us see the true gifts you are being given in life and how they help you grow both spiritually and emotionally. Not only will this make you feel more secure, but it will also allow you to take responsibility for who you are and how you want to live your life. Helps you gain clarity and live a more fulfilling and fulfilling life. This transformative experience facilitates change and supports us in having new experiences and new ambitions and longings for our lives.

Published articles

164-168 Regent Street, Linen Hall, Soho, W1B 5TF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Additional languages

Greek (native speaker)

Online platforms

Zoom

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Chryssa Chalkia
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