Mariana Panayides UKCP, MBACP (Reg.)
Hello, my name is Mariana and I offer one-to-one, long and short term counselling from North West London.
I offer a safe, non-judgemental space so that you feel supported and empowered to explore the concerns and dilemmas that have brought you to counselling. You may be facing a particularly difficult set of circumstances, trying to manage a trauma or a personal crisis. Perhaps life just feels anxiety-provoking, confusing or joyless. I work alongside my clients in a sensitive, thoughtful and compassionate way, mindful of the complexities and vulnerabilities that each individual brings. I am interested in you, your past, your present and your future.
In our work together, we might be working towards recognising and changing negative patterns of behaving, thinking or relating; exploring ways of improving communication or finding strategies for managing difficult situations; we may be unravelling a particularly entrenched sense of stuckness or working towards improved self-esteem. At all times, my goal is to support you in feeling more confident, more resilient and better equipped to make changes that will enhance the quality of your life.
My practice is based in peaceful and comfortable premises, very near to Finchley Road tube and easily accessible by public transport.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified integrative counsellor with experience working with men and women of different ages and ethnicities. As an integrative practitioner, I am able to draw on different approaches and techniques that suit the person you are and the issues that you present with.
I have experience working across a wide range of issues including anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement, coping with cancer and other physical illnesses, recovery from addition, low-self esteem, childhood sexual abuse and relationship problems. I worked for several years in a low-cost counselling service and more recently, in a cancer support charity where I provided one-to-one counselling, and facilitated a patient support group.
I have an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling and a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Minster Centre. I am a registered member of the UKCP and abide by their ethical standards. I am on a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. Additionally, I am a registered member of BACP (MBACP) and work within their ethical framework.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
£70 for a 50 minute session. Sessions usually take place weekly, at the same time.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client