Eirini Ampatzi Ippikoglou
Going to therapy can be daunting and especially challenging. It can feel frightening to explore old wounds and perhaps, in the process, even discover new ones that maybe you didn’t even know were there.
What can be even more challenging than going to therapy however is to live with fear, anxiety, and sadness. And although most people can find ways to manage the loneliness and anxiety of everyday life, it tends to keep finding ways to seep through once again.
Therapy cannot promise that you will never feel depressed or anxious again. But it can give you the tools and the environment that you might need to flourish and learn more about yourself and the way you relate to others around you. It can be a safe place where you can feel that another person has you in mind, and wants to empathetically listen to you, and challenge you, with your best intentions in mind.
The sad reality is that what happened in the past, cannot change. A person that left us, a parent that hurt us, someone that loved us too much or too little, an accident, a bad sexual experience, a fight, a bad diagnosis. There are so many things, that can go through our minds and still hurt us every day. What I am hoping to help you with, is to allow yourself to understand the past, and how it has affected you and perhaps get to a point that, although it would be better if these bad things didn’t happen, you can still feel secure and whole despite the fact that they did.
If you think you want to give therapy a chance, feel free to send me an email, and we can arrange a brief phone call to see how I could help you and whether I am the right therapist for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA in Counselling at Goldsmiths University
- Foundation Year at the Institute of Psychoanalysis
- BsC(Hons) in Psychology at Birkbeck University
- Experience working in the NHS
- Experience working in charities
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with