Gabriele Panteli, MBACP, PGDip, LLB (Hons), Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Our sense of wellbeing is increased by a solid sense of self, connectedness and by how we navigate change and disruption.
Practicing since 2008, I am an experienced individual and relationship therapist. MyTherapy was founded in 2020 and focuses on difficulties with identity, life changes and relating, which anxiety, depression, worry, stress or low mood are often linked to.
You do not have to go round in circles, feel isolated, deficient or be alone. There are many paths to move forward on.
My style of therapy is conversational/interactive, and will focus on
- identifying and communicating your wishes and needs
- becoming more playful and creative in approaching difficulties
- increasing your understanding of yourself or of your relationship
- exploring ways to move towards developing purpose and perspective for you or for your relationship.
You can rest assured that I will take your worries seriously and that you and your problems matter.
Developing a trusting, warm and reliable therapeutic relationship, which is empathic and authentic, is important to me. You will be listened to without judgment.
Relationships are complex and relationship therapy is not restricted to couples. Mytherapy welcomes anyone who struggles with establishing, maintaining, or ending an important relationship. Relating and relationships matter, whether you are an individual, a couple or whether you have an important relationship with someone who means a lot to you.
Life transitions are periods in life involving lots of change. They might be a result of important events that make you stop and evaluate your life, or they may be more gradual and require you to do things differently.
Life Changes can run smoothly but people often struggle and find these periods of life stressful, disorientating and impacting on their sense of well-being and fulfilment.
Identity describes your sense of Who you Are. You may
- find it difficult to understand yourself, feel ashamed, different, or lack confidence. You may feel anxious or nervous in social situations, experience low mood, depression, and stress.
- feel external pressure to conform, discrimination, and rejection on grounds of who you are, how you identify or what choices you make.
- experience yourself as dependent on others or find yourself preoccupied with what others may think of you.
In our social context, ethnicity, age, gender, sexuality, (dis)ability, culture, class, and religion are also markers of our identity.
As with many things in life, the first step into therapy is the most difficult. It is the start of a new chapter and therapy means that you do not walk this journey alone.
Step 1 - Contact me to ask any questions you may have about therapy
Step 2 - Book an Initial Consultation
We can discuss what has brought you to therapy and what you hope to achieve. You may worry about feeling exposed. I will not ask you to share what you feel not ready talking about; you alone determine what feels right.
Step 3 - Decide whether you would like to start therapy with me
Therapy can be long-term or time limited depending on your preference.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Systemic Theory, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of East London
- LLB (Hons) Law, Humboldt University Berlin
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Particular interests of mine are cultural issues (migration, acculturalisation, between cultures, belonging), questions of identity (culture, gender descriptions, sexuality, sexual orientation), transitions (such as mid-life) and relating.
Concessions offered for
Fees are on a sliding scale and start at £70 for individuals (£60 concessionary rate) and from £80 for couples.
Afternoon and evening appointments will become available in September 2021.
Since 2015 I have offered online therapy. You can feel confident that I will continue to support clients when meeting face to face is not possible. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and comply with the Ethical Framework and the Online and Phone Therapy Competences Framework of the association in my practice.