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 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, low in mood, or a sense of loss of direction and purpose. I provide a safe place where your feelings and thoughts are explored and considered. This process can bring relief from your symptoms, help you improve your mood and enhance your quality of life.
How I deliver therapy
I offer my sessions from an easy access location near Nottingham City centre. 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 for us to meet, talk about the issues of concern to you, explain how I work and identify how I may be able to support you.
I initially offer six sessions of therapy to focus on specific issues and explore options to resolve them. It will also be a time to get to know each other and find out if we can work together. At this stage, the therapy will be focused and brief and at the end of the sessions you will hopefully feel relief from the presenting symptoms.
If during this time you feel that you have more issues to discuss and decide you would like further sessions, we can agree to sign up for six more followed by a review. It is often the case that people want longer to talk about themselves, share their experiences and consider how to make changes.
I also offer the opportunity for long term therapy for deeper reflection and change. This can be time limited too depending on requirements, and frequent reviews are offered throughout.
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 psychotherapeutic 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 many years experience working in Primary Care NHS, offering therapy for depression and anxiety. Currently I work in private practice with a wide range of issues and as a contractual counsellor working with people who grieve, people with gambling problems and people with personality and developmental issues.
I also enjoy working with people from various cultural backgrounds and diverse life experiences.
How I might be able to help you
I mainly practice Transactional Analysis. I believe and follow the philosophical stance of 'I am Okay, you are Okay', which means that I see you as an autonomous individual capable to think and make decisions. I see myself as an equal partner to you. We will both be involved fully in the therapy, 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 communication and relationships within the therapy.
I do a lot of work with people who are grieving about the loss of their loved ones. I give the space to explore what it means to lose someone, and how life is without them. I will be here to listen to you, hear and attend to your emotions that may change suddenly, and help you to deal with life more effectively.
I work in various ways, most of the times we will sit and talk, sometimes I might invite you to join me to draw, use objects or move about the room. Sometimes you might want to role play a difficult communication that you may experience. Whenever it is appropriate I use humour and laughter which might help to brake the ice, and bring 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 problems
- 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
- Bereavement and Loss
- Long-life conditions
- Family issues and secrets
- Personality issues
- Problems with adapting
My practice is based in 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 are welcome.
You can email me or you can text me to book an assessment. I look forward in hearing from you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My therapy practice is on the ground floor and people with mobility problems or in wheelchair can easily have access.
I offer Monday all day appointments and evening appointments during the week.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|