Dimitrios Kouklakis | Integrative Counsellor & CBT Psychotherapist
Hello , I am Dimitrios, a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) with many years of experience in helping people who are experiencing psychological and emotional distress. I offer individual evidence-based psychotherapy by working primarily using the CBT approach but integrating effective aspects of others such as the psychodynamic, schema or interpersonal where necessary. This is to ensure that the best possible therapy is delivered, tailored to the individual needs of each client in order to maximise the opportunity for an efficient therapy process that leads to positive, deep, and long-lasting outcomes.
In line with the ethical frameworks of the professional bodies, I belong to, I provide a confidential, secure, safe, non-judgmental, and unbiased space where exploration and understanding of your difficulties and concerns can take place. I am friendly, warm, genuine, empathic and I give a particular emphasis to the importance of establishing a trustworthy and strong therapeutic relationship which I consider a therapeutic tool by itself.
During our first consultation I will carry out a clinical assessment where I will ask you questions with the aim of exploring and determining your problems and goals for treatment. Additionally, I often utilise clinical questionnaires to measure the severity of your difficulties and guide which therapeutic approaches will be most helpful and suitable for you. Following assessment, I will explain the treatment options and answer any questions you may have regarding therapy.
Initially, there are likely to be no ‘magic answers’ that will solve all of your problems quickly and easily. However, my goal is to gradually encourage you to find your own answers, solutions, methods that are right for you through a collaborative, dynamic and meaningful therapy journey. I am committed to supporting you to connect with your inner resources, develop coping skills and strategies and improve your self-awareness through making sense of the key connection between your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. This process will enable you to overcome your difficulties and become a mindfully strong 'therapist of your own self' even after the treatment is over.
I truly believe that mental health plays just as important a role as physical health in helping you lead a fulfilling life. What are you waiting for? Take action, break the silence, and let's talk. Don't let your anxiety, depression, phobia, relationship, trauma, low self-esteem, panic, anger, shame, loss, or addiction imprison you forever. I recognise that finding a therapist and booking that first appointment can feel overwhelming. However taking that first step could be the beginning of a process that enables you to change, grow, and develop. It is worth it because you are worth it.
"Nothing is impossible for those who believe".
Training, qualifications & experience
Mr. Kouklakis is a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) by the University of East London and the Royal Holloway University of London respectively and a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), and the European Association for Counselling (EAC).
Mr. Kouklakis has many years of extensive experience in numerous mental health settings working with a wide range of client groups. Until recently he has been offering his professional therapy services under supervision in highly accredited organisations, charities, and institutions such as the English National Healthcare System (NHS), MIND, Change Grow Live (CGL), and privately as an Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) Therapist.
Moreover, Mr Kouklakis has been gaining valuable experience for a long period in healthcare and psychiatric centres, drug and alcohol services, schools, military campuses and hospitals.
Fields of clinical expertise include assessments and therapeutic treatments for adults and young people who suffer from various anxiety and affective disorders, substance abuse as well as relational and familial difficulties.
Mr. Kouklakis is highly supervised, works closely with other mental health professionals, and follows the national health and care guidelines (NICE). He is also keeping up to date with developments in CBT and Integrative psychotherapy practice in order to be able to achieve the best treatment outcomes with his clients. Moreover, Mr. Kouklakis is about to expand his knowledge further in Psychoanalytic therapy as he is preparing for a relevant MA at the Middlesex University of London.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with