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PhD, PG Diploma, RegMBACP

About me

Wellbeing means different things to different people. Whether you are looking for a new direction in life, feel under pressure, struggle in a relationship, or struggle to find words to talk about what you are going through, I am glad that you found your way here. I know that seeking professional help can sometimes feel daunting. Making the choice to seek help is brave and an important step forward.

If you feel you are in a difficult place and would like to talk to someone, I am here to listen and help you find the answers within yourself at a pace that feels comfortable to you. It is good to talk about what is troubling us no matter how big or small this may be. If you are new to counselling, remember there is always a first time.

What I can help with 

I am an Integrative Psychotherapist, registered with BACP. I offer one to one, online and telephone counselling. I also offer a no-obligation 20-minute initial consultation free of charge. I have experience working with adults with a range of mental health difficulties and specialist expertise in working with young people. I specialise in anxiety, depression, anger, ADHD and other conditions. 

What to expect from counselling

The first session

In our first session we will explore together the difficulties you experience and the changes you would like to see in your life. Most of us will have some difficulties at some point in our life. I may ask you to tell me a bit about what brought you to counselling. This will help me understand what type of therapy might be more helpful for you. In the first session, we will discuss your preferences about how we can work together. The first session also offers you the opportunity to find out more about how counselling may be able to help you.

Based on the assessment from our first session, I will offer a range of therapy approaches that I think best suit the difficulties you are going through. I will explain to you the details so you can make an informed choice about how we proceed in therapy. This will help us form a therapy plan.  

Some people experience some anxiety before the first session which is understandable. If this relates to you, I would like to reassure you that I am not here to judge, only offer some guidance and help you move forward. I will do everything I can to help you feel comfortable.

I offer a safe, warm, and confidential space for you to explore yourself and make sense of whatever you are going through.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have 15 years of experience working with people from all walks of life. My experience spans working with adults, children, and young people with various difficulties including anxiety, depression, anger, relationship issues, ADHD etc.

I have counselled individuals with family and child related difficulties. I have specialist expertise in counselling for adults affected by domestic abuse.

I have offered psychological support to children and young people at the Ashurst Hospital Child and Family Centre in CAMHS. I have also extensive experience working with vulnerable children in schools alongside SENDCos and educational psychologists. This included offering school counselling services (Place2Be). 

I have worked in the Orchard Centre in Southampton Solent NHS Trust Child and Family Centre. In this role, I performed clinical interviews with parents and cognitive assessments with young people in a specialist ADHD clinic.

Qualifications: 

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, UCLan.
  • Graduate Certificate in Advanced Counselling Skills, UCLan.
  • PhD in Psychology, University of Southampton.
  • MSc in Child Development, University of London.
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology, Aristotle University.

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

  • Young people
  • Family issues 

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Fees

From £40.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Each session is charged at a standard rate of £50. I offer lower rates for students, trainees, job seekers and those on low income. Please, contact me if you would like to discuss with me about discounted rates.

When I work

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Flexible working hours are available

Further information

I understand that seeking professional help can sometimes be daunting. I am here to listen and help you find a way forward. Feel free to contact me if you would like some further information. I look forward to receiving your enquiry. 

35 Amersham Park Road, Manchester, M6 5TQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Face to face sessions are available for those who require ground floor facilities in an easily accessible location

Additional languages

I also speak Greek

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp

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