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Dr Argyro (Iro) Ioannou - CPsychol, HCPC, UKCP

London, E1 6PJ Registered / Accredited

About me

I am an experienced and fully accredited Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol & HCPC), Psychotherapist (UKCP reg.) and Clinical Supervisor. I am currently working as a psychotherapist in the NHS, with clients that face life-changing health issues, and in private practice. I am also providing clinical supervision to trainees of Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy programmes.

Over the last ten years I have worked in a wide variety of counselling settings, both in Athens and in London, including the public mental health sector, charities, private clinics, university and forensic settings. My dedication and commitment to my profession has inspired me to complete a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy, and to continue my personal and professional development by attending seminars in Mindfulness and Focusing, as well as specialised training for various mental health issues.

The therapeutic process:

Life is often described as a journey which, while at times can be interesting and joyful, at other times it can leave us feeling lost, lonely, depressed and/or anxious.

The focus of our work will be to explore the issues and concerns you might have towards your life, in a safe and respectful environment. We will work collaboratively, and I can help you gain a better understanding of this journey, and how you can choose to live it more fully and with greater contentment.

While life can often feel disappointing and meaningless, psychotherapy can help you feel supported, and can allow you to see more clearly who you are and who you want to be. The therapeutic experience can be the start of a healing process for you, and the discovery of a more fulfilling approach to your life.

Issues we can explore:

Psychotherapy can be helpful when we are faced with major life crises, or when we feel sad, anxious, frustrated or lost.

Psychotherapy is also beneficial when we notice that our behaviours, thoughts and/or feelings create barriers to leading a fulfilling life.

It is also an opportunity to reflect on the ways we connect and relate with others and to become more present and aware, helping us to improve our relationships and make better choices.

Some of the issues you can explore in therapy are the following:

  • Relational and social issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Confidence and self-esteem issues
  • Panic disorders
  • Phobias
  • Addiction
  • Obsessive and compulsive disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Issues of sexuality and gender
  • Family issues
  • Guilt
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Lack of meaning

Everyone is unique, so every issue you will bring to therapy will be treated with respect, care and confidentiality. This is a chance for you to discuss what really matters to you in a safe space, where you can talk openly without tension or fear of recrimination. Working together can help you identify and challenge old, unhelpful patterns, gain greater acceptance, and open your life to new possibilities.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have completed the Doctorate of Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (DCPsych) from Middlesex University.

I am a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (CPsychol) and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), as well as a registered member of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).
My training is integrative which means that I draw upon a range of different therapeutic models, such as CBT and Psychodynamic, but is essentially Humanistic and Existential. This means that I value your unique and subjective experience, and through a collaborative relationship, our therapeutic sessions will be tailored to meet your unique needs and concerns.

I offer Psychotherapy and Counselling in Greek and in English.

I also offer Clinical Supervision to Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy trainees.

I subscribe to the Code of Ethics of the UKCP and the BPS.

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.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BPS

British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Lack of meaning
  • Isolation
  • Avoidance
  • Death anxiety
  • Dilemmas
  • Guilt
  • Adjustment difficulties

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Fees are:

£70 per individual session,

Concessions for students and low income earners may be available.

We can work together short-term (6-12 sessions), focusing on a specific issue, or long-term and open-ended.

The duration of the session is 50 minutes and takes place at the same time and day each week.

Further information

Therapeutic sessions are also offered in Greek.

231 Shoreditch High Street
London
E1 6PJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Greek

Accessibility

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 Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Supervision

I am an experienced and fully accredited Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol & HCPC), Psychotherapist (UKCP reg.) and Clinical Supervisor.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Dr Argyro (Iro) Ioannou - CPsychol, HCPC, UKCP

Dr Argyro (Iro) Ioannou - CPsychol, HCPC, UKCP