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MBACP PGDip BSc

About me

I am a UK trained psychologist (BSc) and a fully qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist (PGDip). I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer a safe place where together we can explore your difficulties and a potential way forward. I offer a wide range of psychotherapies such as CBT, person centred and psychodynamic among others. However, decades of research has shown that the most important factor for a positive and successful outcome when it comes to psychotherapy is the quality of the therapeutic relationship. Therefore it is important that we build a therapeutic relationship based on trust and collaboration.

How I work

I work in an integrative way, which means that I use a range of psychotherapies tailored to your needs and the nature of the material you bring to therapy. I will listen to you carefully and offer you a safe place where we can explore and understand your difficulties. I will sometimes challenge you to think differently and look at things from a different perspective. I will highlight your strengths to increase internal resilience so you can enjoy life to the full. I understand that therapy can at times be challenging so my promise to you is that you have full control of what you share with me and when you share it. I work at your own pace.

Your first session

In your first session with me I will answer any questions you might have and there will of course be time for you to tell me what brings you to therapy and what your expectations are. After our first session you can think about how you feel about working with me and whether you think that therapy with me will benefit you. I offer therapy on a short-term basis (6 sessions), long-term (12 sessions) or open-ended.

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Training, qualifications & experience

Why choose me?

  • Over 8 years of experience supporting people with common mental health problems
  • I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist
  • I am trained to the high standards of BACP: UK's largest professional body for therapists
  • I am insured and I receive regular supervision of my work according to BACP's guidelines
  • I have experience of working with people from all walks of life both in private practice and on the NHS
  • I have a background in psychology and I am a UK trained psychologist
  • I make use of proven therapeutic interventions to move therapy forward
  • I offer therapy tailored to your needs thanks to my training in integrative counselling

I have experience in the following areas:

  • Bereavement
  • Emotional and physical abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Depression and feeling sad
  • Trauma
  • Relationship and intimacy problems
  • Living with chronic conditions
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Sexuality
  • Addictions
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Sexual abuse
  • Feelings of guilt and/or shame
  • Survivors of accidents and natural disasters
  • Work related stress
  • Retirement
  • Low self-esteem

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience of working with LGBTQ individuals and people with chronic physical illnesses, the elderly and young adults.

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Fees

£65.00 per session

Additional information

Video calling sessions via Zoom or FaceTime  are available for £65/session. Payment is strictly made in advance via bank transfer unless agreed otherwise.

You can pay via bank transfer or PayPal sometime before our session.

Further information

I can offer therapy in English and in Greek.

Type of session

Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

Greek

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom