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Integrative Psychotherapist, CBT & Counsellor UKCP, BABCP

About me

Have you ever imagined what could your life be without struggling with anxiety, depression or feeling overwhelmed? What would you do if you were motivated, resilient and confident in yourself? What if you were feeling ready to let go of everything that holds you back in life?

Why wait to feel better? Book an appointment now, let's talk.

I am Chryssa Chalkia, an experienced Clinical Integrative Psychotherapist (UKCP), Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (BABCP) and Counsellor (BACP) with a background in psychology and psychoanalysis. I help people to overcome their anxiety, low mood and relationship difficulties so that they can achieve a healthier,  more fulfilling and enjoyable life. 

I have extensive experience over than sixteen years offering face to face and online therapy to adults with mild to severe mental health difficulties. 

Why wait to feel better?

Book a 50min initial consultation or contact me by email or phone on 0784 7588 343. I aim to respond to new client enquiries within 48 hours.

People’s reasons for therapy vary from anxiety, stress, and depression to trauma and relationship 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.

My office is based in Regent Street, Soho. Sessions can be carried out online and in person and booked as one off, time limited (6, 8, 12 and 24 sessions) or long-term in both Greek and English. Please visit my website for further information 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 provide Integrative Psychotherapy, Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness for stress reduction and other third wave approaches). This means that I offer evidence-based psychological therapy and work with clients in an integrative way and tailor treatment based on individual needs. 

I have gained experience working with people with a wide range of difficulties across the lifespan, including depression and low self esteem, anxiety related issues such as social anxiety, generalised anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder, relational difficulties, motherhood, physical health conditions, cultural issues and trauma. 

I have worked for numerous years in different NHS settings, including primary and secondary care services as well as others such as charities, student counselling services and private practices. In addition, I have delivered therapy via the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to employees 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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have attended a NHS training 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

From £100.00 to £120.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • AXA PPP
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

The fee for face to face individual psychotherapy/counselling sessions is £100-120 depending on the day and time of our appointment.

Low cost counselling: 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 any questions or concerns you may have, please contact me by phone, text 0784 7588 343, email me or visit my website www.therapyinlondon.net. All enquiries are strictly confidential.

When I work

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I practice in Regent Street, Soho. Feel free to contact me and discuss your availability.

Further information

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.

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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
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Additional languages

Greek (native speaker)

Online platforms

Zoom

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