Harris Papachristopoulos

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The Life Academy
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London N1 & Edinburgh EH10
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About me

Welcome to my profile.

I am Harris, an Online London and Edinburgh Psychotherapist, Psychologist and Philosophical Counsellor. I help individuals, and couples overcome difficulties and live better lives. I offer psychotherapy, counselling, life coaching and couples counselling in Edinburgh, London and Online. 

My approach is based on the pluralistic model of psychotherapy. Pluralistic psychotherapy is a collaborative and integrative model of psychological therapy that starts from the assumption that it is unlikely that there is a “one size fits all” psychotherapeutic or counselling approach that is suitable for all clients. As a pluralistic psychotherapist, I use many highly effective methods and techniques from a wide range of psychotherapies. Being able to effectively and coherently select from such a breadth of approaches and methods means that I will be flexible to adapt to your unique needs and able to offer highly creative solutions. I believe that what is unique about my approach is that I am able to create a new form of therapy for every client I work with, allowing me to engage fully with the complexity of your problems and the uniqueness of your aspirations.

Although methods and techniques are important, they can only be effective within the right relationship and environment. That is why I will provide the conditions that foster an empathic, accepting, authentic and trusting relationship between the two of us. A relationship in which you will feel safe to open up and process the painful aspects of your experience and where you will be supported to heal, grow and achieve your full potential.

I am also a neurofeedback therapist. Neurofeedback is a revolutionary, scientifically evidenced, non-drug, non-invasive, and safe brain training that can be used as a form of treatment to help with conditions - such as ADHD/add, autism, trauma & PTSD, anxiety & stress, depression, various brain injuries - as well as to enhance performance for pupils, academics, executives, artists and athletes by increasing focus, attention, concentration and motivation.

Training, qualifications & experience

My education has been extensive and pluralistic, as over the years, I have aspired to study the majority of the healing and flourishing disciplines and practices.

I have undertaken undergraduate studies in Psychology (BSc), post-graduate studies in Autism, Philosophy and a wide range of Psychotherapies (MA) such as:

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) 
  • Mentalisation Based Psychotherapy (MBT) 
  • Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy
  • Person-Centred/Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Somatic Trauma Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy (Mindfulness)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).
  • Comprehensive Resource Model (Trauma & PTSD)

Additionally, I have completed postgraduate studies and achieved certification in Philosophical Counselling from the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. For me, education is an ongoing endeavour, as I am committed to growing as a healer and facilitator of change by attending continuing professional development seminars and workshops and staying informed about recent developments and research in psychology, psychotherapy, philosophy and contemplative practices.

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Asperger's Counselling



£70.00 - £90.00

Additional information

Individuals: My fee is £70 (or the equivalent in US Dollars/Euros) for a 50-minute session. This applies both to face-to-face (local work within Edinburgh and the US) and Skype. I also offer longer sessions, such as two hours, half-day or full-day sessions, including ecotherapy sessions in nature.

Couples: My fee for relationship/couples counselling and psychotherapy is £90 per hour for a 50-minute session. Please note that at times during couples counselling, we will meet one-to-one (that is, one person only will attend), for these sessions my normal £70 fee applies.

Concessions: Please note that I do not offer concessions or lower fees. However, I devote a day per week, offering my services on a pro bono/no charge basis to people that are chronically unemployed, students that are in low income and not supported by their parents, and to refugees. If this describes your circumstances, please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss whether we can still work together (please note that there is always a waiting list for the pro bono consultations)

Options for Payment: Payments can be made by debit and credit cards, online invoicing via PayPal or Square and in cash. Please note that I am able to invoice you in your currency (US Dollars/Euros) so payments do not incur foreign transaction fees.

Further information


I am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the American Philosophical Practitioners Association (APPA). My work is deeply grounded in the ethics of care, respect, safety and confidentiality, which is embedded within the code of ethics and conduct of the above organisations. My practice is also insured and regularly supervised as per the requirements of BACP.

2A Prebend Street, Islington, London, N1 8PT

Edinburgh, EH10

Type of session

In person

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Harris Papachristopoulos
Harris Papachristopoulos