- Individual psychotherapy for issues such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and relational difficulties
- CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
- Family & couple's therapy
- Existential & identity issues
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and I am an HCPC-registered practitioner-psychologist. Also, I am a Senior Lecturer and researcher in Counselling Psychology at the University of Northampton. I have full training to deliver CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Humanistic Therapy for a variety of psychological issues and difficulties. Moreover, I have a psychodynamic 5-year long professional training in group, family and couples therapy.
I have more than 10 years of professional experience and I have worked therapeutically in a broad variety of settings, including a psychiatric clinic, private practice, charities, schools, counselling services of universities and colleges with adult and adolescent clients of all ages and from a diversity of social, cultural and personal backgrounds.
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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Existential & identity issues
50-minutes face-to-face session: £65
50-minutes session over video conference: £60
‘If I can accept what I cannot change, find the courage to change the things I can and cultivate my wisdom to know the difference, then I will find serenity’
This paraphrasing of the poem ‘Serenity Prayer’ by Dr. Neibuhr best summarises my therapeutic philosophy: Life offers us plenty of wonderful opportunities to grow and thrive, to nourish warm relationships and connections with others and to embrace meaning throughout our lifespan. However, we are all sometimes faced with pragmatic and emotional challenges, when we cannot have what our hearts are yearning for, or when we lose what we mostly love despite our best efforts, or when unexpected life predicaments come along our pathway. It is never easy to accept and overcome such painful events and realities and it always takes some time, but therapy can help you when you have a compassionate and genuine fellow traveller in your journey, who will explore with you your deeper emotions, face and process your agonies and sorrows, collaboratively identify and work through your thoughts that prevent you from moving forward and retrieve your strengths from your own unique existence.
Nevertheless, reflecting on your life, thoughts and feelings is often not enough: Thus, we will plan together an individually-tailored, creative, but realistic way forward for you. I will be asking you for open and direct feedback throughout this process, so I can best support you in every step you make, in an understanding and non-judgmental manner. You will be the ‘leader’, but I will be there for you to fight the difficulties, tweak our plan as necessary and keep going until life starts to look brighter.
To find out more about my work and me please visit: www.nicholassarantakis.com