I am an experienced psychotherapist using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and other evidence-based psychological therapies. I am specialising in the treatment of a wide range of anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, personality disorders, and addictions.
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, process any unresolved issues, and and 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: for people with personality disorder traits. It combines aspects of CBT, Gestalt and psychoanalysis.
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR): to help people process unresolved trauma or any other distressing memories.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT): It is based on CBT, but adapted for people with personality disorders, or for individuals who experience emotions very intensely.
I work with individuals and couples and I offer short- and long-term psychotherapy for a range of issues, from day to day worries to complex psychological conditions.
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), coplex trauma, 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.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.