Dr Miltos Hadjiosif
Welcome to my profile. Below you will find some information about me and how I work. Please get in touch via e-mail to arrange an initial telephone consultation. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative and shaped by my professional as well as personal experiences. I am strongly influenced by psychodynamic ideas, which means that I pay attention to what is happening in the therapy room as well as my clients’ experiences. I believe that ultimately a therapist and a client co-create and channel the healing potential that therapy has to offer. I maintain a critical view of diagnoses and believe that therapy can help people understand themselves in social contexts such as the family unit, the workplace, and culture. This means that I try to resist what has been called ‘fast food therapy’ which would have us believe that the answer to all our problems is to be found exclusively in our childhoods or our heads, and that we need to simply learn to make happier thoughts. I have a specialist interest in working with dreams and narratives (i.e. stories we tell about ourselves and others tell about us) and use a variety of methods in my clinical work.
I am a Chartered Psychologist and an HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist, currently working as a Senior Lecturer in Counselling Psychology at UWE Bristol. I abide by the BPS and HCPC codes of ethics and am in regular supervision for my clinical work. I am trained in humanistic, psychodynamic (Jungian, object-relations, relational strands), cognitive-behavioural (CBT), dialectical-behavioural (DBT), and multi-systemic (MST) models of therapy. I am currently training in Narrative Therapy and EMDR. Previously, I worked in NHS mental health services, a university student counselling centre, a psychoanalytic psychotherapy department, and a charity for young offenders and their families. I have worked clinically with people presenting with a wide range of mental health concerns and from many different backgrounds.
Finding ‘the right’ therapist is a very important part of the process and to that effect we can review our work together after 4-6 sessions to decide if and how we will continue working together. I also offer more focused short-term work, which is usually around 8-12 sessions. The length of therapy depends on many factors, but generally speaking longer term work helps people that have experienced early childhood trauma, those who find themselves repeating problematic patterns of behaviour, and/or people who experience chronic distress, such as debilitating indecision and negative affect, without an obvious reason. Short-term work tends to work better for people who want a more ‘skills-based’ type of intervention, or those who have had therapy before and have a better sense of what type of help they need. Two of the strongest predictors of ‘successful therapy’ are the quality of the therapeutic relationship and the client’s willingness to be actively involved in the process.
My fee is £65 for 50 minutes and I practice at the Bristol Talking Therapy Rooms (https://bristoltalkingtherapyrooms.co.uk) in central Bristol. I have limited spaces for clinical supervision. I also offer therapy in Greek.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 1 Narrative Therapy Practitioner
- Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic & Counselling Psychology; University of Surrey (with full scholarship)
- MSc Social Anthropology; University of Edinburgh
- MA (Hons) Psychology; University of Edinburgh
I have published papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented my research at international conferences.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
A wide range of mental health issues and presenting concerns.
Photos & videos
£65 for 50 minute sessions
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client