Effie Gika MBACP Reg.
To get the most out of the counselling process, it is crucial that you feel safe, supported, and comfortable sharing whatever is on your mind. Therapy is about giving you a forum where you can do just that whilst being listened to, without judgement or disruption, which sometimes doesn't happen in our everyday lives.
My clinical experience began 4 years at the Sangam Centre and CPPD's Counselling facility in North London, where I helped a diverse client base with their psychological well being, and I've been running my own practice for the past two years.
The approach that I use is integrative, which means that I draw upon different techniques such as CBT, humanistic and psychodynamic, which may involve exploring links between the past and the present to help you make the decisions that are right for your future.
An initial assessment session will help both of us identify issues, and decide whether to proceed and work together. If we decide to continue therapy sessions, then at least eight sessions are a realistic commitment, after which we can assess if more sessions are needed.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post-Graduate Diploma in Humanistic integrative Counselling, 2017; Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, 2016; Certificate in Psychiatry, Psychopathology and Psychodynamics, 2016; Certificate in Humanistic Counselling, 2014. CPPD, London Metropolitan University.
Areas that I specialise in include anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and relationship issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
£55 per session. Limited reduced rate daytime slots available - Email me
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon-Fri 10:00am -830pm; Sat 9:30am - 2:30pm
Types of client