Greta Coutlis Reg. BACP, Dip. Counselling
Hello I am Greta Coutlis and thank you for visiting my profile. I have been working as a counsellor/psychotherapist for many years and my experience working with clients is, when people are given a comfortable space and a lot of respect and care, are able to move on, and find solutions to lead a healthy and fulfilling life.
There may be times you feel distressed, anxious or low in mood, a sense of loss of direction and purpose. I provide a comfortable and safe place where feelings and thoughts are explored and help you to make sense of them. This process usually brings relief from the symptoms, mood improves, and you may start looking at opportunities to improve your quality of life.
How I deliver therapy
I offer my sessions from an easy access location. The room is quiet, comfortable, spacious and confidentiality is protected. It is accessible through local transportation, and there is parking space on site.
There is an initial assessment of fifty minutes, where there will be a chance for both of us to meet, talk about the issues that are of concern, talk and agree about how many sessions you feel you will need, find out about how I work, and how I may be able to support.
I offer both short term therapy and long term therapy. In short term therapy, the aim will be to focus on specific issues and explore options to resolve them. Therefore the therapy is focused and brief. There is an option for long term therapy which can be offered if more time is needed. Sometimes people want time to understand their problems, before they start thinking of how they want to change their thinking and behaviours.The long term therapy is a limited time therapy too, with frequent reviews in between to talk about which stage you are.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Family Therapy completed at King's College London. I completed my four-year training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy in 2010. I am a qualified counsellor in Transactional Analysis. I am a registered member of the MBACP, and a contractual member of the United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysis.
I have experience working for many years in Primary Care NHS, offering therapy for depression and anxiety in various GP surgeries. Currently I work privately, and also as a contractual counsellor working with various organisations supporting people who grieve, people with gambling problems and people with personality disorders.
Working in various organisations, in different locations, and various populations, and also having supervisors who work in different approaches from mine, helps me to be a very diverse therapist, open minded, and adaptable to meet the needs of individuals. I also enjoy working with people from various cultural backgrounds.
How I might be able to help you
My philosophical position which is at the core of Transactional Analysis is the life position of 'I am Okay, you are Okay'. Therefore I see myself as an equal partner to you. We will both be involved fully, you being the expert of yourself and the situation you are in, and me standing alongside to offer my skills, feedback, and information that may benefit you.
I also work in a relational way, which means that you have the opportunity to explore and practice healthy patterns of communications and relationships with myself. The aim would be to learn to trust yourself, build your confidence to communicate and relate better with your family, friends, colleagues and others in the wider community.
I work in various ways, most of the times we will sit and talk, sometimes I might invite you to join me to draw, paint, or use objects or move about. Sometimes you might want to role play a difficult communication that you may experience. I also use humour and laughter when appropriate which I believe brings warmth and hopefulness into the therapy room.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
£45 per session, which lasts up to an hour.
Upon discussion, and depending on circumstances I can provide concessions.
Other issues I work with are:
- Cultural issues and integration
- Family issues and secrets
- Personality issues
My practice is based at Mapperley, Nottingham.
I work with young adults, adults and older people, therapists in practice. I also offer counselling to people who speak Greek and people from other countries welcome.
You can email me or ring me to book an assessment. I look forward in hearing from you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer Monday all day appointments and evening appointments during the week.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|