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About me

My approach to therapy is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) principles and theories. I work in a person centered way which is tailored to the needs of the individual. My focus is to build a therapeutic relationship based on acceptance, unconditional respect and positive change.

Every day living can be overwhelming at times. Being in a distressing situation as such, can allow you to start accepting who you truly are and to reach out to the life you want.

We will work together to make sense of these experiences and how you can use them in order to make the changes you want. The desired outcome is to be more kind to yourself and utilize the skills to become your own therapist.

I am currently working in a NHS specialist psychotherapy service that offers treatment to people with chronic and complex presentations. Over the last seven years, I have worked with individuals with common difficulties around depression and anxiety. I have worked in a variety of different psychological services in the National Health Service and well- known charity organisations.

I work hard in delivering evidence- based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I treat adults with a wide range of mood and anxiety disorders and every day psychological issues, including:

  • Mild, moderate, severe and recurring depression
  • Anxiety (Panic, Generalised Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, specific phobias)
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Stress
  • Bereavement
  • Self- esteem
  • Chronic pain

I am a warm-natured person and I have passion for the work I do. I am genuinely interested in listening to you and working together towards reaching your goals.

I offer therapy in English and Greek.

Please contact me for my current availability.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (BABCP)
  • Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • PGDip in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies - obtained in 2017
  • PGCert in in Mental Health Practice (Nursing) - obtained in 2015
  • MSc in Clinical Psychology and Health Services - obtained in 2013
  • BA in Psychology and Social and Political Sciences - obtained in 2012

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Chronic PTSD


Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • EMDR

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Initial assessment £95 (90 minutes)

Subsequent sessions £80 (50 minutes)

Low income rates considered

Bloomsbury Alexander Centre
Bristol House
Southampton Row

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Wheelchair user access



Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Helen Bougas CBT Psychotherapist

Helen Bougas CBT Psychotherapist