Eftychia (Fay) Kalapoda
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I am a BABCP accredited CBT therapist and a qualified EMDR (trauma) therapist.
During CBT sessions, you will learn how to change your unhelpful feelings and behaviours through exploring your thinking about past, present or future life events. Rather than focusing on what is outside your control you will learn valuable tools and techniques on how to help yourself by changing what is within your control.
My goal as a therapist is for you to leave therapy having built a tool-kit for life and having the confidence and know how to help yourself in the future and cope effectively with life's challenges. Ultimately, you will become your own CBT therapist.
CBT is a time-limited therapy and often within 6-8 sessions you will see significant results.
During EMDR sessions, we will target and process old or recent traumatic memories (that directly or indirectly affect your life in some way) while using bilateral stimulation (usually right/left eye movements or tapping).
EMDR therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and PTSD symptoms. It can also help with anxiety, depression, OCD, chronic pain, addictions, and other distressing life experiences.
Towards the beginning of EMDR treatment, you will be given lots of grounding and emotion regulation tools which will enable you to confidently go into processing the traumatic memories. You will be supported throughout each phase of the therapy and you will be in control of the pace and which memories to go into.
Ultimately, EMDR can be a very healing and transformational therapy.
If you have any questions at all about either CBT or EMDR please don't hesitate to ask me for a free 15 minute phone consultation.
I look forward to hearing from you and helping you to the best of my ability!
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Goldsmiths University of London
EMDR Europe Accredited Training (Part 1, 2 and 3)
MSc in RECBT(Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), Goldsmiths University of London
General Certificate in Online Counselling, Counselling Online Ltd
PG Certificate in Coaching Psychology
MSc in Health Psychology, City University, London
BSc in Psychology, University of East London
BSc in Applied Biology, Kingston University, London
I have had more than 15 years working in mental health. I have had extensive experience working in Higher Education institutions (mainly universities) as well as an NHS mental health trust (HMP prison) and a GP Surgery.
I am also the Honorary Secretary of the Association of REBT in the UK and a Fellow of Higher Education.
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Assertiveness, lack of motivation, procrastination, marital issues, conflict resolution, fear of rejection, fear of criticism, fear of failure, fear of judgement, social anxiety and shame, speaking in public, perfectionism, obsessive thoughts, obsessive behaviour, uncertainty, decision making, fear of confrontation, work-life balance, body image issues, self-esteem, self-acceptance and rigid thinking.
I am happy to offer a FREE 15 minute phone consultation so we can talk and together decide the best way forward for you.
CBT sessions last typically 1 hour (50 minutes of face time and 10 minutes of admin time) and EMDR sessions typically last for 1.5 hours (1 hour and 15 minutes of face time and 15 minutes of admin time).
The fees stated (£135 per hour) are my private practice fees. The Harley street fees are higher so please contact me directly to discuss.
When I work
I offer morning, afternoon and early evening sessions on certain weekdays. Please email or text your name & number. Due to cold calls I do not respond to unknown numbers.
I can also offer online sessions and psychotherapy in Greek.