George Andrawis - Psychotherapist & Counsellor - MA (mBACP registered)
I am a calm, easy going and non-judgemental therapist. I am bilingual and have lots of experience working inter-culturally with my patients.
I like to work psychodynamically, which means sessions will be focused on your unconscious, early relationships, and development as a way of understanding your current moods, behaviour, decisions and patterns. People that find this model helpful usually feel their problems are things that are much more complex and deep rooted. Clients often express that working psychodynamically has taught them to be much more reflective and have a greater sense of awareness in their everyday lives.
Where appropriate, I can also offer guided meditation and mindfulness based sessions for clients. These can be quite helpful around soothing, grounding and regulating emotions more effectively.
Sessions are confidential as I am bound by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy's code of Ethics.
Individual therapy usually consists of meeting once weekly for 50mins. Sessions can be focused towards an agreed end, or open ended. This agreement is based on what it is you hope to achieve in therapy and your availability.
I currently only offer IM chat, telephone and Zoom / Skype Sessions.
Clarity Therapy: Bringing clarity to your thoughts.
People come to therapy for various reasons. Some people come to therapy because they are feeling low, experienced a traumatic episode, whilst others come to therapy for the enriching experience that it is. Psychodynamic therapy is not limited to poor mental health.
It is an opportunity to get to know yourself, and why specific scenarios will cause you to behave in the manner that you do.
It is time for you, and only you. Once a week, you are invited to flee from distractions, pressures and demands of the external world for an exploratory experience of your inner world. It is a process that allows you to spend quality time, exercising your thoughts, unconscious, and your ways of relating. It is about getting the most out of yourself, being in tune, and strengthening your awareness.
Not sure? Nervous? Got some questions?
Feel free to send me a message and we can talk about it.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Bachelors in Criminology and Applied Psychology - Brighton University.
- Foundation Diploma in Psychoanalysis - Institute of Psychoanalysis.
- Masters in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.
- EMDR - Level One
- The Science of Well Being - Yale University
- Membership - British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£70 per online skype session
Reduced rates available for twice weekly sessions, students and part time workers.