Helen Gerolaki Ba(Hons), PGDip Counselling, MA Psychotherapy, BACP Accr.
Sometimes we have no other choice but to take a leap of faith into the hands of a stranger. However difficult that concept might seem, we may feel that nothing or nobody else could help us. Maybe the stress at work is taking its toll or the relationship we are in is increasingly dissatisfying. Maybe a recent bereavement amongst other life transitions tipped the balance or the presence of a general feeling of anxiety that we cannot understand makes life difficult. Making the first step in contacting someone might be a daunting idea and yet a step forward towards a more satisfying, fulfilling life.
I am an integrative, person centred counsellor/psychotherapist and have worked in North London for over 19 years. I provide a safe, confidential space where a non-judgemental, empathic relationship can be built.
I offer a low cost first session so that we can explore together how therapy might be of help to you in dealing with anything that troubles you. My approach revolves around listening attentively to your problems and helping you find a better way forward.
How does counselling work
Some people want to address all their issues, some people just want to make a slight improvement in their lives. Sometimes further issues emerge as therapy develops. However you like to use your sessions you should expect to feel heard and accepted in a confidential and dependable environment. I recommend that weekly meetings work better but I can offer flexibility as required.
Areas of expertise
I work with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, phobias, panic attacks (often associated with anxiety), addiction, relationship problems, anger, stress, life transitions, loss, bereavement, disabilities both short- term and long-term, bullying. I work with individuals, couples and families and have a substantial experience working in the field of learning disability, brain injury as well as people with communication problems.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Counselling and Psychotherapy - Completed independent research in the treatment of Dual Diagnosis
Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic (Integrative) Counselling - BAC accredited
Extra Mural Studies, Certificate Level in
BA (Hons) Social Psychology with Professional Studies
Other qualifications and courses
Emerging Clinical Leaders course, Kings Fund
City & Guilds 7407 Stage 1 Teaching qualification
Systemic Practicum in Children and Adolescence Services, North Middlesex Hospital
Foundation Course in Systemic Psychotherapy
Foundation course in Group psychotherapy
I offer supervision to trainee or qualified counsellors
I am a registered with and accredited by BACP and abide by their code of ethics.
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 Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also work with families as sometimes problems affect everyone not just one person. In that case the whole family is invited to attend but it is up the you to decide who would benefit the most.
If that is something that might interest you then feel free to contact me to discuss it further with no obligation.
I am able to offer sessions in Greek.
I offer a low cost first session so that you have the opportunity to make the right decision about who you want to work with. Some people want to see a few therapists before they decide.
After the initial session, when you have decided that counselling is for you and that we can work together, we can discuss how we can work together. I offer regular or flexible times each week depending on your needs.
£75 for a session
fee available on request and after an initial consultation.
Sliding scale or concessions available for people facing financial difficulties.
I work most weekdays and evenings but not weekends.
You have no obligation to continue after the first session. it is an opportunity to meet and decide if therapy is what you want.
My practice is easily accessible from Bounds Green tube station (Piccadilly Line)and Alexandra Palace Rail station (National Rail). There are no parking restrictions on my road if you are driving. Easy access for those with mobility issues.
Buses 102, 184, 299, W3