Chryssa Chalkia Integrative Psychotherapist (UKCP & BACP reg)
I am a Clinical Integrative Psychotherapist accredited with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), registered counsellor with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and CBT member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
I hold an MA in Psychoanalysis, MA and Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, a BSc(Hons) and a Diploma in Psychology & Counselling and a Certificate in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) & Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Also, I have completed a Professional Diploma in High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
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?
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.
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.
My office is based in Fitzrovia, Oxford Circus & Queens Park. Sessions can be carried out face to face and online and booked as one off, time limited (6, 8, 12 and 24 sessions) or long-term in both Greek and English to individuals, couples and groups.
To book a 50min consultation contact me by email Chryssa.email@example.com or phone on 0784 7588 343.
Please visit my website for further information https://www.therapyinlondon.net/
Training, qualifications & experience
I started working in mental health in 2006 and since then I have gained extensive experience in different organisations including NHS Primary (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies IAPT Services) and Secondary Care, University Counselling Services as well as charitable and private agencies. I have delivered therapy through the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and run well-being groups in the UK and Greece.
I have worked with adults and groups with a wide range of difficulties, from feelings of depression and anxiety, low self-esteem, difficult relationships and workplace problems to cultural difficulties and diagnosed mental health conditions. Also, my experience includes designing and delivering wellbeing and recovery workshops to groups according to NICE guidelines.
MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Middlesex University
MA in Psychoanalytic Studies, 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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a great deal of experience working with a variety of issues including:
-mental health diagnosis
The fee for face to face individual psychotherapy/counselling sessions is £90-100 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.firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my website https://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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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|Other languages:||Greek (native speaker)|
Monday-Friday 9:00am-9:00pm and Saturday 10am-3pm. I practice in W1 & NW6. Feel free to contact me and discuss your availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|