Effie Gika MBACP Reg.
07950 619 094
I'm a qualified and experienced integrative counsellor, registered with the BACP. Over the past 2.5 years I have worked with clients with different issues including depression, anxiety, abuse, panic attacks, bullying, addiction, difficult relationship patterns and low self-esteem, to name a few.
To get the most out of therapy it is absolutely 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 role as a therapist is not to advise but to facilitate you. You will remain in charge and set the pace of your own therapeutic process. There will be moments where I will challenge you, and offer insights and observations, but in a collaborative and enabling way.
As my approach is integrative, I work with different therapeutic methods, depending on your needs and requirements. Everyone is an individual and what helps one person may not necessarily help another in the same way.
Therapy starts with an initial free 30-minute session so that you can get a feel for what it would be like to work together, after which we will typically schedule regular weekly sessions at a time that suits you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post-Graduate Diploma in Humanistic integrative Counselling CPPD, 2017; Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, 2016; Certificate in Psychiatry, Psychopathology and Psychodynamics, 2016; Certificate in Humanistic Counselling, 2014. BA (hons) London Metropolitan University, 2000.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
£55 per session. Limited reduced rate slots available
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon -Thurs 9.30am - 9.30pm; Fri 9.00am - 5.00pm Sat 10.00am - 1.00pm
Types of client