Dr Kyriaki Monastiropoulou, Counselling Psychologist
My vision is to enable people of all ages and their loved ones to create fulfilling and meaningful lives by providing a reflective practice and engaging in any task that is ethically and client oriented. With this in mind, I create a safe place where you can talk about your experiences, your emotions, your thoughts and your beliefs. If you are interested, please contact me on the above information. I offer the initial assessment free of charge.
I have been working in the NHS and independent organizations since 2009 offering individual and group therapy to people of all ages experiencing various psychological difficulties such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, high self-criticism, interpersonal difficulties, bereavement, psychosis etc.
I work in an integrative and very relational way and my approach is individually tailored to help you make sense of your experiences, and gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you. I incorporate breathing and visualization techniques in order to access your subconscious mind and make changes that are long lasting.
During the assessment, we will talk about your experiences and upon completion of the assessment, we will think together if therapy is the appropriate way to more forward. The first session will take place via Skype or Zoom. Any subsequent sessions will be offered either online or face-to-face (please see below for more information on fees).
Training, qualifications & experience
I have successfully completed my Doctorate in counselling psychology in the UK and I have also completed additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Family intervention for Psychosis (FI), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), and Counselling for bereavement. I currently in the process of being certified as a Transformational Breath® facilitator. I am regulated by the Health & Care Professions Council.
Teesside University, 2009-2012, Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
Teesside University, 2008-2009, Graduate Conversion Diploma in Psychology
University of Teesside, 2005-2008, BSc in Counselling & Psychological Sciences
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2000-2004, Degree in Balkan Studies
14/03/2020-20/04/2020: Transformational Breath Level 4a, Transformational Breath Foundation UK,
11/01/2020-16/01/2020: Transformational Breath Level 1,2&3, Transformational Breath Foundation UK
11/01/2016-04/07/2016: Family Intervention for Psychosis, Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust
22/01/2016: Attachment as a Relational Construct, Nscience, London
01/06/2015: Psychological Interventions in psychosis: ACT, Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust
12-16/01/2015: DBT Intense Part II, British Isles, Behavioral Tech, LLC
15-19/09/2015: DBT Foundational Training, British Isles, Behavioral Tech, LLC
28-30/10/2013: Compassion Focused Therapy, The Compassion Mind Foundation, London
10-11/10/2013 & 07/05/2014: Supervision Training, Lancaster University, Lancaster
01/10/2013- 01/12/2013: 8 weeks Mindfulness Training, Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust, Cumbria
06/2013:6 days CBT for Psychosis, Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust, Cumbria
12&13/11/2016: Group Work with Children, Place2be, Newcastle
26/06/2011:Working with Metaphor, Place2be, Newcastle
13/11/2010: Introduction to Attachment Theory & Practice, Place2be, Newcastle
16-17, 23-24, 30 & 31/02/2010: Introductory Certificate in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, London
02/10/2010: Helping Children Telling their Stories, Place2be, Newcastle
10&11/07/2010: Creative activities for group of children,Place2be, Newcastle
16/04-12/05/2010: Introduction to Counselling skills for Bereavement and loss, Teesside University, Middlesbrough
Registered / Accredited
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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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
ASSESSMENT & THERAPY
I offer the initial session free of charge. It lasts 50 mins and it can be either face-to-face or via Skype.
Face-to-face therapy session: £100
Zoom/Skype therapy session: £85
AXA PPP, AVIVA, BUPA, CIGNA Vitality Healthcare, Cigna, GPs and Self-referrals.