Chryssa Chalkia Psychotherapist, CBT & Counsellor (UKCP, BABCP & BACP)
Hi, I am Chryssa, an experienced accredited Clinical Integrative Psychotherapist (UKCP), Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (BABCP) and Counsellor (BACP) offering face to face and online therapy to individuals and couples. I have extensive experience over than twelve years working with mild to severe mental health difficulties. My office is based in Regent Street, Soho. Sessions can be carried out and booked as one off, time limited (6, 8, 12 and 24 sessions) or long-term in both Greek and English.
People’s reasons for therapy vary from anxiety, stress, and depression to trauma and relational difficulties. Still others are curious to discover more about themselves and keen to enrich their relationships and inner lives. Whatever your circumstances, therapy can be the first step in an empowering journey of self-awareness and transformational change.
Together we can find new ways of managing your difficulties, understand yourself better and live a more balanced and fulfilling life. Sometimes we all need a little help to improve and advance on to the next step in our lives. No matter how those steps may feel I can support you to achieve your goals and make a positive change in your life.
I am passionate about supporting individuals to improve their wellbeing and make positive changes in their lives. My philosophy is that combining elements from different approaches and tailoring the treatment according to individual’s needs works best. I believe in personal and professional development through self-awareness. Together we can explore how your feelings, thoughts, personal history and current life circumstances interact with each other and are contributing to your current difficulties. My aim is to help you understand yourself better, the choices that you make in life, relieve emotional difficulties, change destructive behavioural patterns and make sense of such experiences. At the end of our work you will have new skills to overcome your difficulties, you will feel more in control of your life and be able to live a more balanced, happier and fulfilling life.
Are you in a space where you feel anxious, frustrated or depressed? Do you feel stuck or lost in your life? Are you letting fear or sadness keep you from moving forward?
Do you find yourself feeling unfulfilled, unmotivated, or held back in your relationships and pursuits in some way?Why wait to feel better?
Book a 50min initial consultation or contact me by email Chryssa.firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 0784 7588 343.
Please visit my website for further information www.therapyinlondon.net
**Currently Taking New Clients online**
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications/ Professional Training
- MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Middlesex University
- MA in Psychoanalytic Studies, University of London
- Advanced Diploma in High Intensity 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, Personality Disorders, Refugees, Self-harm and Suicide, Sexuality, Sleep difficulties, Women's Issues.
I have extensive training and experience delivering Integrative Psychotherapy, Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT, Mindfulness and mindfulness for stress reduction and other third wave approaches). This means that I work with clients in an integrative way and tailor treatment to individual needs.
I started working as a therapist in 2006 with adults who face a wide range of difficulties eg. feelings of depression and anxiety, low self-esteem, difficult relationships and workplace problems to PTSD, OCD, cultural difficulties and diagnosed mental health conditions. Since then I have gained extensive experience working for Primary (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies IAPT Services) and Secondary Care in the NHS, University Counselling Services as well as charitable and private organisations. I have delivered therapy through the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), run well-being groups in UK and Greece, designed and delivered wellbeing and recovery workshops to groups according to NICE guidelines. I have extensive experience delivering face to face and online therapy to adults.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
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.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
The fee for face to face individual psychotherapy/counselling sessions is £90-120 depending on the day and time of our appointment.
Private Insurance: I am registered with the following insurance companies: Allianz, Aviva, BUPA, Healix Health Services, WPA, Vitality Health Care.
Low cost counselling: I offer a limited number of low cost sessions depending on individual circumstances (e.g. students, pensioners).
Payment: Fees are paid by cash or direct debit usually at the beginning or the end of each session.
To arrange an initial consultation or to discuss any questions or concerns you may have, please contact me by phone, text 0784 7588 343, email Chryssa.email@example.com or visit my website www.therapyinlondon.net. All enquiries are strictly confidential.
Benefits of therapy:
To get the most of therapy you need to approach sessions with honesty, openness and empathy. Every person is unique and the journey is different for each client. Therapy is not a quick fix and often requires time and commitment into the process in order to find answers into your problems. Effective therapy involves trust between you and your therapist. It is the therapeutic relationship which acts as a vehicle for change and growth. Engaging with therapy helps you learn more about yourself, gain insight to internal conflicts which they may be present, become more aware of your behaviours, thoughts, perceptions, feelings and understand how your personal history interacts with your present life and contributes to your current difficulties. Therapy increases your awareness and helps us see the true gifts that you are given in life and how they help you grow both mentally and emotionally. Not only it helps you feel more confident, but it also helps you take responsibility about who you are and how you want to live your life. It helps you gain clarity and lead a more satisfying and fulfilling life. This transformative experience facilitates change and supports us to create new experiences, have new ambitions and aspirations for our lives.