Foteini Palyvou, Integrative Psychotherapist MSc, BSc, Clin. Dip., UKCP Reg.
Hi, I'm Foteini
Thank you for visiting my page. I am a relational, integrative psychotherapist practicing from Woking and Richmond, Surrey.
I have a special interest in working with trauma and loss and I have worked extensively with clients that suffer from anxiety, depression, feelings of worthlessness and self-destructive behaviours. My experience also includes supporting individuals who are identical or fraternal twins.
At the heart of my work lies the conviction of the healing power that human connection holds. Our primary need for relationships are indispensable to a healthy sense of self, so when our world of relationships become neglectful in childhood or non-reciprocal in adulthood, then our mental well-being becomes thwarted. In this sense, whilst relationships can cause human suffering, they can potentially heal and restore that which has been neglected or broken within us.
Utilizing the hopeful message that “no matter what has happened to us in the past we can heal in the presence of a safe and supportive other”, I strongly believe that finding the right therapist, who can provide a nurturing, holding space, can help you resolve emotional pain, traumatic memories, grief and sadness.
If you feel that my words resonate with you in some way, and would like to see if my services can be of help to you then I encourage you to contact me either by phone (07511 475594) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule an initial assessment that will give you the chance to see if you feel that we are a good enough fit to work together.
I would be very happy to hear from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a professionally qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and a registered member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
My initial professional qualification in the field of mental health was a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from University of Surrey.
I completed a foundation year at Regent's University London where I studied the fundamentals of psychotherapy and counselling.
I received my MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy (validated by Middlesex University) and a Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy from Metanoia Institute after a comprehensive, four-year training.
My training also includes completing courses in trauma, attachment and neuroscience, youth counselling, bereavement and eating disorders.
My clinical experience includes working as a psychotherapist in the NHS, charities, educational organisations and private practice. I have provided clinical treatment for adults at Portsmouth Counselling Service, Cruse Bereavement and Metanoia Counselling & Psychotherapy Services. I have also provided therapy to young people as a youth counsellor at Youth Counselling Service-NHS, and as a student counsellor at Farnborough College of Technology. My work in these settings included supporting individuals with issues of childhood trauma, bereavement and loss, shame and low self-esteem, adult trauma, work related problems, relationship problems, issues relating to identity, purpose and meaning, sexuality and gender, and current relational struggles.
I have over 11 years’ experience of treating anxiety, depression, feelings of worthlessness, trauma, loss and self-destructive behaviours such as eating disorders and addictions. My professional experience also includes supporting individuals who are identical or fraternal twins, and who have found their twinship to be both a source of happiness and distress.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- 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 problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I review my fees at the beginning of each September. My fees from 1st September 2019 are as follows:
Initial assessment session - 50 minutes - £69
Weekly session - 50 minutes - £69
Initial assessment session - 50 minutes - £64
Weekly session - 50 minutes - £64
Therapy is a potential transformative journey. Whether you decide to work with me on a short or long-term framework I will offer you a safe, caring, non-judgemental space where you can explore your thoughts, reflect on your emotions and try out new ways of being and relating.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy to adults and young people from my consulting rooms in Richmond and Woking, Surrey.
I am bi-lingual and can provide therapy in English and Greek.
I abide by the Code of Ethics of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Code of Ethics of Metanoia Institute London.
Appointments in Richmond are available on Monday late afternoons and evenings.
Appointments in Woking are available during the day and evening on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
If you have a question about my services or would like to make an appointment for an initial assessment, please do not hesitate to contact me either by phone (07511 475594) or email (email@example.com). If I am unable to answer your call, please leave a message with your name, number and a convenient time to call you. All messages and enquiries are confidential and I will endeavour to respond to you within one working day.
Accredited Full Member of UKCP.
Graduate Member of Metanoia Institute.
Maps & Directions
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Appointments in Richmond are available on Monday late afternoons and evenings. Appointments in Woking are available during the day and evening on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Types of client