Demi Andreou

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Counsellor and Psychotherapist MBACP (Accred.)
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Canterbury, Kent, CT3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

WHO I AM

My name is Demi and I am a highly experienced Accredited Counsellor and  Trauma Therapist.  I currently work for Inspire (Dover Counselling Service) and have many years experience of working within the NHS Talking Therapies.

I have spent years studying and many hours listening; this has equipped me to address a wide range of mental health issues, including Trauma presentations. My priority is to create a safe and non-judgemental space, where you will feel empowered to explore your goals and gain insights for change and personal wellbeing.

I have weathered some of life’s storms, and my personal journey to healing means I ‘get it’, I can help. We all struggle with life, and you are not alone.  My philosophy is that the Past need not repeat; we can ‘Change our story’ and learn to engage from a place of worthiness and wellbeing.

WHY YOU ARE HERE ?

Are you struggling at the moment, feeling overwhelmed or have too much going on and don't know where to start?  Perhaps you don't know if you need help... or that only people with serious mental health problems can see a Therapist ?

Perhaps there's guilt, because you cannot control your anger, or mood ? Or you feel that your problem is something no one can help with.  On bad days, you doubt whether it's all worth the effort, you have tried everything. 

Imagine what it would be like to let go, find resolution and get on with your life; focus on being you; Does this sound like something you need?  If you are seeking a compassionate and experienced Professional to guide you on your path towards greater self awareness and fullfilment ; 

I am here to support you every step of the way.

THE EXPERIENCE
In Practice I am an Integrative Therapist and use techniques from different approaches. Integrative counseling offers several benefits including a holistic approach with flexibility and a tailored approach to therapy. For example; 

Interpersonal Therapy can help you navigate and improve your relation- ships with others.  Cognitive Behaviour (CBT) techniques can help you identify and challenge negative thought patterns.  Psychodynamic techniques to explore underlying issues and child- hood experiences.  Humanistic techniques to foster self compassion, acceptance and personal growth. 

EMDR (Eye movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) to help process Traumatic events or distressing life and childhood experiences.  Mindfullness and relaxation techniques for managing stress, and promoting overall mental and physical health. 

I can help you explore your concerns  and focus our efforts in the right areas. I can help you identify the beliefs that are holding you back, build your confidence and ways to move forward.

As a client you will be placed uniquely at the heart of change within a relationship of mutual participation and equality.  We will work collaboratively together to address your concerns and tailor the work to your individual needs and goals.  

SERVICES

Areas of Expertise;    Depression, Anxiety, Low mood, Guilt, Anger, Bereavement, Relationship issues,  co-dependency, Childhood Trauma, Low self esteem, Self harm, suicidal ideation, sexual assualt, mood Disorders, Eating Disorders, Workplace Bullying, Stress, Trauma, Panic Attacks, Phobias, OCD, Burnout, Ill Health, Abuse, Addictions

Whether you are struggling with a specific issue or seeking personal development, I can provide you with the support and tools necessary to navigate life's challenges more effectively.

TREATMENT SESSIONS

I offer individual Counselling and Psychotherapy sessions, (50 mins in duration)  Short term (6-8 sessions) and longer term (8-12 + sessions). Personal goals and progress will be reviewed regularly together and adapted to your needs. 

ONLINE, TELEPHONE OR FACE TO FACE.

I offer a range of therapeutic options for sessions, providing an effective and flexible means for you to access support. Individual circumstances and needs will be considered together to determine the most appropriate mode of Therapy. 

HERE FOR YOU.

If you are ready to get on the path to a healthier you, please get in touch today to get started ! Please note that if you have called from a witheld number, I will not be able to return your call, therefore please do email me also with your inquiry. 

MBACP Register of Counsellors; 654603

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

  • Accredited (BACP) Counsellor/Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience in various therapeutic roles and settings including GP surgeries, NHS Talking Therapies (IAPT) Private Practice, Employment assisted programmes (EAP)  and voluntary organisations
  • 2016-2023 NHS IAPT Talking Therapies, Accredited Practioner
  • 2021-2023 EMDR Therapist
  • 2022-2023  Inspire Community Service
  • 2012-2015 Acute Mental Health Services, Kent 
  • 2009-2012 Community Counselling Service, Kent
  • 2005-2008 Children's Residential Care,  Kent

Training & qualifications 

  • 2020-2023 EMDR Trauma Training (Richman EMDR Training Ltd) 
  • 2023  EMDR UK continued Professional Development (EMDR Academy)
  • 2019 Accredited Practioner (BACP)
  • 2015 Certificate of Proficiency BACP
  • 2008-2010 Core Practitioner Training;  Theory & Practice of Counselling, Kent
  • 2002-2005 Certificate in Counselling Studies (University of Kent)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

from £55.00 per session

Working hours; flexibility, early mornings and evening appointments available.

When I work

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Please note your message is important to me and I will aim to respond to inquires within 48 hours

Further information

I am unable to respond to clinical risk or provide therapeutic advice via email. If you are experiencing a clinical emergency, please contact emergency services or call the crisis team on 0800 783 9111.

You can also contact the following helpline numbers: 

Crisis Support Team 24/7 on 0800 783 9111;     

Samaritans (confidential emotional support 24/7) on 116 123

Release the Pressure (confidential emotional support 24/7)  on 0800 107 0160

Canterbury, Kent, CT3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations

Key details

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Additional languages

Greek

Online platforms

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