Nicoletta Katseniou

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Edinburgh EH10 & EH6
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About me

Hello and welcome!

I’m Nicoletta, originally from Greece, but currently based in Edinburgh. 

Having benefited invaluably from therapy during my own healing journey, I believe that change is possible with support from the right therapist. In my practice, I work in a relational way prioritising the therapeutic relationship and offering a safe and supportive space where you can bring all parts of yourself, without fear of judgement or rejection.  Together, at a pace that suits you, we will engage in gentle and explorative conversations about your life and the impact of past and present experiences on your feelings and the way you relate to yourself and others. 

As we do not live in a vacuum, I am particularly passionate about offering a therapeutic space that is social justice-informed. This means moving away from pathologising emotional distress and instead acknowledging the contribution of environmental, social/cultural, and economic factors to the origin and maintenance of psychological difficulties. This approach has strongly informed my work with female survivors of domestic abuse during the last three years. 

As an immigrant myself, I bring my own lived experience of immigration and its impact on our sense of self and identity. Having lived, worked and studied in international environments for nearly 15 years now, I embrace diversity in all its forms. My practice is inclusive of gender, sexual and relationship diversity (GSRD), neurodivergence, LGBTQIA and BIPOC+ affirming.

I offer in-person and online sessions if you prefer the comfort of your own space. I work in English and Greek. 

My Approach

I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), but I practice integratively tailoring my approach to meet your unique needs. As such, I draw from a range of modalities including CBT, Narrative Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Internal Family Systems. My approach is based on the core principles of trauma-informed practice which means that I work within a non-hierarchical framework that offers safety, choices, collaboration, trustworthiness, and transparency.

Some of the issues I have supported clients explore include anxiety and panic, depression, loss, low self-esteem, life transitions and complex trauma, in particular domestic abuse. I am especially interested in complex and developmental trauma, and I have significant experience with female survivors of domestic abuse. 

What to expect in your first session

At a pace that suits you, we will explore together what brought you to therapy and what you hope to gain from it. We will then collaborate to make a treatment plan in line with your values and therapy goals to ensure you will make the most of our time together. 

If any of the above has resonated with you, I warmly welcome you to my practice, either online or in person. If you feel interested, please contact me for a free 20-minute  consultation. I look forward to connecting with you. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a:

  • A Diploma in Counselling and Groupwork - A CBT Approach, The Centre of Therapy and Counselling Studies.
  • A Certificate in Counselling Skills, The Centre of Therapy and Counselling Studies.
  • An MSc in Development, Disorders & Clinical Practice, University of York.
  • An MSc in the Psychology of Mental Health (Conversion), University of Edinburgh.
  • A BSc (Hons) in Linguistics, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. 

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Impact of immigration. 

Fees

£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

The Life Academy Global Ltd, 3 Greenhill Park, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH10 4DW

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH6

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Online platforms

Skype
Google Meet
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Nicoletta Katseniou
Nicoletta Katseniou