George Stergiou MSc MBACP Psychotherapist
I am an experienced Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor, offering both short and long term therapy, as well as one-off consultations, depending on your needs and reasons for coming to therapy. I provide a confidential and non-judgemental environment within which you can begin to explore and make sense of what is troubling you.
You may be feeling overwhelmed or frustrated and angry about not being able to make sense of your actions or choices. Perhaps you are driven to repeat patterns that cause you distress and pain in relationships. You might not even be sure how to best describe the way you feel, or find it difficult to trust that someone else will understand you. Whatever the issue, talking freely about what is on your mind to a therapist whom you feel you can trust, can give you comfort, clarity, a deeper understanding of yourself, and a renewed sense of purpose.
Therapy is an individual process, so there are no one-size-fits-all answers or solutions. It is about you and me working together to explore what is below the surface, in order to get to the root of the problem. Over the course of your sessions, you will become increasingly aware of unconscious thoughts and feelings that might be driving unhelpful behaviours or adding to your distress. You will be able to make links between seemingly unrelated thoughts, feelings and experiences, resulting in a balanced, wholesome and meaningful way of experiencing your self and others.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of London
- Certificate in Clinical Supervision Skills, Approved by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Over the years, I have also undertaken regular Continuous Professional Development Courses in different therapeutic approaches and contemporary ways of looking at anxiety, depression and trauma.
I believe in drawing on a combination of therapeutic approaches depending on my clients' individual needs and reasons for coming to therapy, and I work both on a short term and a long term basis to suit my clients' needs and circumstances.
I have worked for a number of Government Organisations, the NHS, and Charities, such as Mind, where I have gained experience in working with people from all walks of life presenting a wide range of issues. Before training as a therapist, I worked as a tutor for children with behavioural difficulties, as well as a senior manager in the music industry.
I am particularly interested and experienced in the following areas:
Depression and low self esteem
General anxiety and stress
Work related stress
Traumatic experiences, bereavement and other life crises
Relationship issues - separation, divorce, affairs/infidelity
Sexual and/or body image difficulties
Loss of focus, direction or identity
Unexplained physical symptoms (psychosomatic symptoms)
My first language is English, but I also speak Greek to an advanced level and always welcome Greek speaking clients.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to their ethical framework of good practice.
It is only natural that you may like to know more about how I work and get a sense of whether we could work together, before booking an initial meeting. You may even have questions or concerns about therapy that you would like to address before deciding if therapy is for you.
When you first contact me we will have a brief telephone conversation about what brings you to therapy. If you decide to come and see me, the next step would be for us to meet for an initial consultation to talk about the issues that you are seeking help with in more detail, and look into how I could help you. The initial meeting is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions that you might have and get a sense of whether you feel we could work together.
Whether you would like more information about therapy or how I work, or would like to book an initial meeting, I would be happy to hear from you.
T: 0207 503 0118
M: 0794 101 3385
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.
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