Dr Kalli Nikolopoulou
170 Brick Lane
The Courtyard House
28 Highbury Grove
Hello, my name is Kalli, I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, and I provide individual private Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy sessions, to young people, adults, and older adults.
I offer a non-judgemental, safe and confidential space to speak and explore your thoughts and feelings, and understand yourself and your relationships better. In therapy you can find support and consider new ways to cope with difficult psychological states and external pressures.
I have over ten years of experience working therapeutically with a variety of presenting issues, in different clinical settings, such as specialist NHS services, community counselling services, and private practice.
Further to this, I am the Clinical Manager of WLM Highbury Counselling Centre (HCC), operating a low-cost, affordable clinic for longer-term counselling and psychotherapy. I am also serving as the Placement and Training Coordinator at Croydon Counselling Foundation (CCF), and I have been working as a visiting lecturer in Counselling Psychology Doctorate programs in London. I also volunteer at Bubble and Speak, a drop-in group for children under 4 years old and their parents/carers.
Please read below, if you'd like to learn more about my practice, and how therapy may be useful for you. My consulting rooms are in Brick Lane, and in Highbury Grove.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post-graduate clinical training in Lacanian Psychoanalysis (ongoing).
- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych).
- Integrative Psychological Therapies (Psychodynamic therapies, Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Person Centered Therapies).
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (1st).
Alongside my formal training and time with patients, the most significant part of my formation as a therapist has been my own personal psychoanalytic psychotherapy and consistent engagement with process groups.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- 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 addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
My fee for the initial consultation is £60.
We will discuss your fees for ongoing therapy in our first meeting. I have a few low-cost spaces for appointments in the morning and early afternoon.
Coming for therapy
Taking the step to discuss your personal difficulties can feel overwhelming or intimidating, nevertheless it can also be a step towards addressing the underlying problems.
People may come to therapy for many different reasons, often relating to interpersonal/family relationships, life dilemmas or a general feeling of dissatisfaction with life, sex/gender issues, experiences of loss, experiences of trauma, intrusive thoughts, compulsions, self-destructive behaviours, lack of confidence, experiences of depression, anxiety, panic and phobias.
Sometimes people come to therapy because of something recent that has happened in one’s life, other times for issues that are long-standing, and may have become unbearable.
How therapy may be useful?
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy can help you uncover the unique meanings of your experiences and suffering, and support you in identifying the changes you want to make. I find every session is a unique and significant encounter, and the therapy I offer is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is not about teaching you how to have the “correct” thoughts and emotions, or offering general advice for your concerns.
My training in Counselling Psychology and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy places significant value on the individual subjective experiences you have had, and the particular the ways in which your experiences may have impacted you. It is assumed that unconscious forces drive our behaviours, and shape our thoughts and emotional responses, for reasons that are many times not obvious to us.
If we meet for a session I will invite you to speak as freely as possible, in a safe and non-judgemental space. If we decide to proceed to work together, our therapy will be open-ended, which means that it may last from a few weeks, to months, or years, depending on what you want and what you find useful. Our sessions will take place weekly, and we may agree to meet once or more times in a week, depending on what is more helpful for you at a given time.
Please contact me if you would like to arrange a brief telephone consultation, or would like to meet in person to discuss what brings you in therapy at this time.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Currently I have spaces available for sessions on Tuesday afternoon and evening, and on Friday evening
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|