I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist experienced in working with individuals with a wide range of anxiety and depression related issues. I am also an EMDR practitioner and have extensive experience in working with people with trauma, personality disorders, relationship and addiction issues. I am accredited with BABCP, a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the EMDR Association UK & Ireland.
My primary goal is to help you understand, manage and overcome your difficulties as well as to equip you with various tools to prevent a future relapse. In other words, I help you become your own therapist. The essence of my work is to develop a strong relationship with you based on empathy, active listening, acceptance and collaboration.
The main therapeutic models I use in my practice are the following:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): CBT focuses on achieving specific results within a defined time period and is based on proven research evidence.
Schema Therapy & Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT): for people with personality disorder traits.
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR): to help people process unresolved trauma or any other distressing memories.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT): a highly structured and time-limited approach for individuals with depressive symptoms and interpersonal problems.
I work with individuals and couples and I offer short-term, long-term, or open-ended therapy depending on your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA in Psychology, Cyprus College
MSc in Addiction Studies, King's College (distinction)
MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (distinction)
Standard Individual Schema Therapy Certification, Schema Therapy Institute (part 1,2& 3), 2018
Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Level A, University of Surrey IPT Centre, October 2017.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Richman EMDR Training (part 1,2 & 3), 2017.
Expert Witness Training: Excellence in Report Writing- Written Evidence, Bond Solon, May 2017.
Motivational Enhancement Therapy, The Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust, 2013.
Group Facilitation Skills, The Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust, 2013.
Issues I work with: anxiety, depression, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), personality disorders, addictions, panic attacks, specific phobias, work-related stress, bereavement and loss, relational and interpersonal difficulties, family issues, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety, anger management, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), low self-esteem, perfectionism, hoarding, sexual abuse, domestic violence, eating disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), postnatal depression, health anxiety, adjustment issues, shame, guilt, co-dependency, emotional difficulties.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Please email or ring me to discuss the fees. I am also registered with several insurance companies, i.e. AVIVA, AXA PPP, BUPA, VITALITY, CIGNA, WPA etc.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client